02-11-2017, 12:17 PM
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Hey Gents , I'm looking on acquiring a new lather bowl . Don't care on how it looks as long as it's not too heavy and bulky . I'm leaning towards a textured bowl since I want it to produce lather rather quickly . My brother told me about a honeycomb textured bowl made by Van Yulay. Have any of you tried that one ? I would appreciate  any recommendations.    Thanks gentlemen

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 02-11-2017, 12:37 PM
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Love mine, got it from Symmetrical Pottery; you can Google them.

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 02-11-2017, 12:50 PM
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I am looking for recommendations as well. I already have an Aesop bowl but want something fancier / crazy pattern.

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 02-11-2017, 12:52 PM
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Thanks Dan

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 02-11-2017, 01:06 PM
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I really love my Bill Bowl from Dirty Bird Pottery:

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 02-11-2017, 01:12 PM
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(02-11-2017, 01:06 PM)nelamvr6 Wrote: I really love my Bill Bowl from Dirty Bird Pottery:

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Very nice

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 02-11-2017, 01:51 PM
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Another thumbs up for Symmetrical. If you like any of the ready mades, that's the way to go, as I've been waiting over 4 months for a custom bowl.

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 02-11-2017, 02:08 PM
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Three are some great bowls that may not be market as a shaveing bowl. 

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The last bowl is a cereal bowl from target. Super wide mouth Super deep. Textured like a golf ball. An amazing bowl for $10/4 pack

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 02-11-2017, 02:19 PM
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(02-11-2017, 01:06 PM)nelamvr6 Wrote: I really love my Bill Bowl from Dirty Bird Pottery:

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For years I have face lathered exclusively.  However, when I used to bowl lather, the Bill Bowl from Dirty Bird Pottery was my preferred bowl.

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 02-11-2017, 02:47 PM
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(02-11-2017, 02:08 PM)GloryUprising Wrote: Three are some great bowls that may not be market as a shaveing bowl. 

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The last bowl is a cereal bowl from target. Super wide mouth Super deep. Textured like a golf ball. An amazing bowl for $10/4 pack

On the bowl purchased from Target . Is the bowl good to break down the soap easily ?

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 02-11-2017, 03:46 PM
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building lather depends on the brush and brusher not ridges

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 02-11-2017, 04:13 PM
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(02-11-2017, 03:46 PM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: building lather depends on the brush and brusher not ridges

That may be true, but I'm looking for all the help I can get.  And ridges certainly couldn't hurt, right?

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 02-11-2017, 04:58 PM
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(02-11-2017, 04:13 PM)nelamvr6 Wrote:
(02-11-2017, 03:46 PM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: building lather depends on the brush and brusher not ridges

That may be true, but I'm looking for all the help I can get.  And ridges certainly couldn't hurt, right?

Yes, ridges can be detrimental, but not a whole lot.  Until the shaving mug that I had used for 50 years was destroyed in an instant on January 23, I had lathered daily using a ceramic mug with a very smooth floor and smooth sides, and it made lather just the way I like it.   I replaced that mug with a smooth-sided Martian stainless bowl from Aēsop, which lathered pretty much the same way, but retained heat in the lather the way a wide open door works in Antarctica.  A fellow ShaveNooker (who face lathers) generously offered to trade his lightly used Georgetown G12 scuttle for my new Aēsop Martian (thank you again, Tom) straight up, and I have been using the new-to-me Georgetown G12 for the past week or so. The Georgetown G12 has ridges on the sides of the bowl and round bumps on the floor of the bowl, and it whips up lather really fast, faster than I could build lather in my beloved, now smithereened, mug.

But I quickly discovered what one of the sages on this board wrote recently is very true:  sometimes lather looks a lot better than it works.  While I am still learning how to adjust my technique to the standards that the Georgetown scuttle demands of me, I have been getting gorgeous looking lather that dries out more quickly than the lather I have been accustomed to generating with a smooth bottomed bowl.  (The dry lather stays nicely warm though.   Thumbup )

When building lather, air can be your friend  —   except when the air works against your interests.

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 02-11-2017, 05:03 PM
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(02-11-2017, 04:58 PM)Mel S Meles Wrote:
(02-11-2017, 04:13 PM)nelamvr6 Wrote:
(02-11-2017, 03:46 PM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: building lather depends on the brush and brusher not ridges

That may be true, but I'm looking for all the help I can get.  And ridges certainly couldn't hurt, right?

Yes, ridges can be detrimental, but not a whole lot.  Until the shaving mug that I had used for 50 years was destroyed in an instant on January 23, I had lathered daily using a ceramic mug with a very smooth floor and smooth sides, and it made lather just the way I like it.   I replaced that mug with a smooth-sided Martian stainless bowl from Aēsop, which lathered pretty much the same way, but retained heat in the lather the way a wide open door works in Antarctica.  A fellow ShaveNooker (who face lathers) generously offered to trade his lightly used Georgetown G12 scuttle for my new Aēsop Martian (thank you again, Tom) straight up, and I have been using the new-to-me Georgetown G12 for the past week or so. The Georgetown G12 has ridges on the sides of the bowl and round bumps on the floor of the bowl, and it whips up lather really fast, faster than I could build lather in my beloved, now smithereened, mug.

But I quickly discovered what one of the sages on this board wrote recently is very true:  sometimes lather looks a lot better than it works.  While I am still learning how to adjust my technique to the standards that the Georgetown scuttle demands of me, I have been getting gorgeous looking lather that dries out more quickly than the lather I have been accustomed to generating with a smooth bottomed bowl.  (The dry lather stays nicely warm though.   Thumbup )

When building lather, air can be your friend  —   except when the air works against your interests.

Well, I believe that I have adjusted my technique sub-consciously then.  I use my Bill Bowl most of the time, and when I'm looking for a little more warmth I use my Dirty Bird Scuttle.  Both of these have ridges.  I don't have any issues with my lather drying out.

If the OP does decide that he would rather have a smooth bowl, I'm sure that Julie at Dirty Bird would be happy to accommodate.  She's a real pleasure to work with.

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 02-11-2017, 05:27 PM
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(02-11-2017, 02:47 PM)BMOC Wrote:
(02-11-2017, 02:08 PM)GloryUprising Wrote: Three are some great bowls that may not be market as a shaveing bowl. 

[Image: MAq6gnw.jpg]

[Image: ZiTQeQH.jpg]

[Image: wjE6ALi.jpg]

The last bowl is a cereal bowl from target. Super wide mouth Super deep. Textured like a golf ball. An amazing bowl for $10/4 pack

On the bowl purchased from Target . Is the bowl good to break down the soap easily ?

It's actually one of my favorite bowls to use. 

It whips up thick lather without being too aerated. I like a thicker denser lather. Sometimes I find the ridges of a dedicated lather bowl makes the lather to foamy. 

I've used a dirty bird bill bowl and scuttle (Julie is awsome BTW) but have passed the bill bowl on since i did not like the over aeration. Kept the scuttle for those days where I want hot lather, but increasingly find myself using the 'double broiler' method with my aesop bowl...

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 02-11-2017, 05:46 PM
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(02-11-2017, 01:06 PM)nelamvr6 Wrote: I really love my Bill Bowl from Dirty Bird Pottery:

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+1

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 07-23-2017, 03:56 PM
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I ended up getting a Captains choice bowl. I love it ! It works up a mean lather very quickly and it's compact fits right in your hand

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 07-23-2017, 04:57 PM
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(02-11-2017, 04:58 PM)Mel S Meles Wrote:
(02-11-2017, 04:13 PM)nelamvr6 Wrote:
(02-11-2017, 03:46 PM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: building lather depends on the brush and brusher not ridges

That may be true, but I'm looking for all the help I can get.  And ridges certainly couldn't hurt, right?

Yes, ridges can be detrimental, but not a whole lot.  Until the shaving mug that I had used for 50 years was destroyed in an instant on January 23, I had lathered daily using a ceramic mug with a very smooth floor and smooth sides, and it made lather just the way I like it.   I replaced that mug with a smooth-sided Martian stainless bowl from Aēsop, which lathered pretty much the same way, but retained heat in the lather the way a wide open door works in Antarctica.  A fellow ShaveNooker (who face lathers) generously offered to trade his lightly used Georgetown G12 scuttle for my new Aēsop Martian (thank you again, Tom) straight up, and I have been using the new-to-me Georgetown G12 for the past week or so. The Georgetown G12 has ridges on the sides of the bowl and round bumps on the floor of the bowl, and it whips up lather really fast, faster than I could build lather in my beloved, now smithereened, mug.

But I quickly discovered what one of the sages on this board wrote recently is very true:  sometimes lather looks a lot better than it works.  While I am still learning how to adjust my technique to the standards that the Georgetown scuttle demands of me, I have been getting gorgeous looking lather that dries out more quickly than the lather I have been accustomed to generating with a smooth bottomed bowl.  (The dry lather stays nicely warm though.   Thumbup )

When building lather, air can be your friend  —   except when the air works against your interests.

I've used a Georgetown G12 every day at home for four years. On the road, I use a very inexpensive Turkish copper bowl with golf ball dimples (it's small and light, a premium for me when traveling).

I'd never heard the "dry lather" comment regarding the use of a scuttle. Perhaps because I like a wet, slick lather, and add much more water to the lather in my scuttle than I see in the YouTube videos. To each, his or her own!

P.S. I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you found a nice plot for the burial. I've actually thought about buying a second G12, so I won't have to wait for one after I inevitably drop my trusty scuttle. It's like shopping for a puppy before your old dog dies, however, and I just can't do it...

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 07-23-2017, 06:41 PM
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(07-23-2017, 04:57 PM)pbrmhl Wrote: I've used a Georgetown G12 every day at home for four years. On the road, I use a very inexpensive Turkish copper bowl with golf ball dimples (it's small and light, a premium for me when traveling).

I'd never heard the "dry lather" comment regarding the use of a scuttle. Perhaps because I like a wet, slick lather, and add much more water to the lather in my scuttle than I see in the YouTube videos. To each, his or her own!

P.S. I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you found a nice plot for the burial. I've actually thought about buying a second G12, so I won't have to wait for one after I inevitably drop my trusty scuttle. It's like shopping for a puppy before your old dog dies, however, and I just can't do it...

I have the G12 “dialed in” now, and it obediently does everything that I ask of it.  

Should the “50-year flood” return and I smash the G12, as I did my beloved Kobushiyaki nominally-coffee mug, my Plan B at this point would be to grab a Bronze Warrior shave mug from Nicole Pangas’s shop on Etsy; but — 50 years hence — I expect that my remains will be busy pushing up daisies, and Nicole Pangas’s remains probably will be doing the same.  (Happy thought for the day.)   And a “proper burial” for the Kobushiyaki mug never was in the cards:  after it hit the tile floor, the largest dimension of the largest shard of the mug was in the neighborhood of 1/4": the mug was totally and completely shattered, and had to be picked up with a vacuum cleaner.  (Second happy thought for the day.)
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 07-23-2017, 06:52 PM
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It's hard to beat the standard size Captain's Choice lather bowl.  It's a perfect size, generates lather quickly, comes in multiple colors and is affordable.  Check it out!  Smile

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