08-15-2012, 05:32 AM
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I have a Marvy plastic mug, a VDH green bowl (chipped now, alas), and a small plastic bowl you'd use for a party dip.

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 08-15-2012, 07:42 AM
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  • Johnny
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I have an old green Marvy mug that I used for years and I use a salsa dish for a bowl when traveling. Nothing wrong with that. If it meets your needs, what else do you really need?

But you should get one of the TSN2012 LE Bill Bowls made by Julie at Dirty Bird Pottery.Smile

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 08-15-2012, 07:43 AM
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Different strokes and all that. Don't fix what ain't broke, I would say.

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 08-15-2012, 07:54 AM
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  • RedRocks
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Hey, whatever floats your boat!

I look at it this way - I am the only one that I have to please. I have been criticized for making do, to which I usually respond, "Hey, if it bothers you so much, why don't you buy me a newer, bigger one!"

As long as your stuff works for you, that's all that matters.

~Frank

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 08-15-2012, 08:31 AM
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I don't bowl lather normally, but when I do, I prefer to use two ceramic bowls from Ikea. Poor man's scuttle.

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 08-15-2012, 11:52 AM
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Thank you, guys! I was feeling like I had my nose pressed against the glass. Doubt

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 08-15-2012, 12:05 PM
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A cereal bowl from Ikea ('cause it fits my big paws), a cheap copper bowl from Turkey ('cause it's pretty), a acacia wood bowl ('cause acacia means something special to me) and a folding plastic bowl the Better Half bought for me for the GoBag...

...if the lather don't turn out right, I think the trouble is at the other end of the brush - opposite of the bowl, that is. I started with a plastic dip bowl, and I don't think I'm the only one who started there.

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 08-15-2012, 12:08 PM
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I have simple tastes ...

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 08-15-2012, 12:34 PM
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  • slantman
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What ever works for you Michael. You basically can make lather in anything.

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 08-15-2012, 12:52 PM
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  • Johnny
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And, if all else fails, use the palm of your hand. Best ready made bowl there is.

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 08-15-2012, 12:58 PM
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  • Dave
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I probably have that same Salsa Dish. I have had scuttles, danish serving bowls, and I like the salsa bowl and an old coffee cup best of all. Can't be beat, plus with my klutzy self, they're impossible to break. I'd love to have one of the TSN Bill bowls, but it would get broken. I know this

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 08-15-2012, 01:15 PM
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My wife bought a set of these around 10-years ago at either Target or Wal-Mart. One like the one with the salsa in it is a permanent fixture in my travel bag. The slightly textured surface helps with making nice thick lather. Has 4 small legs for setting on the bathroom counter and fits easily in the palm of your hand.

   

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 08-15-2012, 02:01 PM
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  • Harvey
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and guess what...as nice as that bowl is you can also FACE lather or even HAND lather...so this way all you need is water,razor and brush and soap or cream.....but..I love the bowl...just perfect...I also use a stone mortar bowl also very sturdy and interesting texture.
Cool

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 08-15-2012, 02:54 PM
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(08-15-2012, 12:34 PM)slantman Wrote: What ever works for you Michael. You basically can make lather in anything.
Thanks, Jerry! And I'm spared further expense!

(08-15-2012, 07:54 AM)RedRocks Wrote: Hey, whatever floats your boat!

I look at it this way - I am the only one that I have to please. I have been criticized for making do, to which I usually respond, "Hey, if it bothers you so much, why don't you buy me a newer, bigger one!"

As long as your stuff works for you, that's all that matters.

~Frank

Y' know, Frank, you've got the plain truth of it. But while we know this, a little affirmation never hurts. Thank you!

(08-15-2012, 12:52 PM)Johnny Wrote: And, if all else fails, use the palm of your hand. Best ready made bowl there is.

The first time I used a cream from a tube (Godrej Deluxe) I used my hand. And you're right; it worked just fine.

I'm afraid of contracting one more A.D. Sad But I see I need not. Wink

Dave, Johnny? That salsa dish rules! Thumbup

Gentlemen, I feel much better now! Who could ask for a better support group? :yho:

(08-15-2012, 12:05 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote: ... an acacia wood bowl ...

Ooh! Me like! Good for you, Hans!

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 08-15-2012, 04:55 PM
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(08-15-2012, 05:32 AM)Michael G Wrote: I have a Marvy plastic mug, a VDH green bowl (chipped now, alas), and a small plastic bowl you'd use for a party dip.

I've got the green rubber mug the same size as your plastic mug. It's wide, holds my Cella soap, doesn't spill outside the cup, it's just perfect for me. I had an old milk glass mug I thought was durable but when I poured hot water in it the bottom just fell out. That's what made me think about an alternative material. Idea

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 08-15-2012, 07:30 PM
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I've got a scuttle, a fancy mug from Germany, a nice wooden bowl....and of course I use a bowl that cost a quarter at a rummage sale at home and a small stainless steel bowl that I swiped from my ferret in my travel kit. I liked the rummage sale bowl so much I bought another one just like it for a dime the other day. It makes me happy.

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 08-15-2012, 07:46 PM
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It seems like your very practical!

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 08-15-2012, 08:06 PM
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Having given it some though, I have come to believe that the important thing is how the lather works on your skin, not how fancy the bowl you build it in is...

...but I do like my copper bowl just the same Tongue

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 08-16-2012, 04:28 AM
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(08-15-2012, 04:55 PM)CaliforniaCajun Wrote: I've got the green rubber mug the same size as your plastic mug. It's wide, holds my Cella soap, doesn't spill outside the cup, it's just perfect for me. I had an old milk glass mug I thought was durable but when I poured hot water in it the bottom just fell out. That's what made me think about an alternative material. Idea

Education doesn't come cheaply, huh? Wink

(08-15-2012, 07:30 PM)MsBlackwolf Wrote: I've got a scuttle, a fancy mug from Germany, a nice wooden bowl....and of course I use a bowl that cost a quarter at a rummage sale at home and a small stainless steel bowl that I swiped from my ferret in my travel kit. I liked the rummage sale bowl so much I bought another one just like it for a dime the other day. It makes me happy.

Well, if I'm keeping company here, at least we're on the same page. Shy

(08-15-2012, 07:46 PM)celestino Wrote: It seems like you're very practical!

Thanks, I try to be practical. Not to say pragmatic ... Biggrin

(08-15-2012, 08:06 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote: Having given it some though, I have come to believe that the important thing is how the lather works on your skin, not how fancy the bowl you build it in is...

...but I do like my copper bowl just the same Tongue

Must be noisy, though, no?

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 08-16-2012, 04:39 AM
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(08-16-2012, 04:28 AM)Michael G Wrote:
(08-15-2012, 08:06 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote: ...but I do like my copper bowl just the same Tongue

Must be noisy, though, no?

Not really, no.. I guess it could be if I beat the brush handle against the edge, but it's wide enough for that to be easily avoided.

Also, thank you for inspiring me to write up a review of the bowl Biggrin

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