10-18-2017, 01:14 PM
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Hello

the soap there come in wooden bowls like dr harris and tobs. can the stand/hold up/stay nice it load your brush in them.
witch on have the best residual slickness of the brands there come i wooden bowl.
i just because i love wood and specials soap bowls like MWF & tabac.

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 10-18-2017, 04:23 PM
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I do it with Penhaligons and the bowl still looks brand new, has had maybe 20 shaves from the bowl. I know some shavers take the soap out and load off the puck then put it back in the bowl but that sounds like more trouble than what it's worth.

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 10-19-2017, 03:54 AM
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  • Steve56
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D.R. Harris is a good soap and you can get wooden bowls of several kinds of wood, and also refills for the bowl.

When the wood bowl is new, I usually put some furniture wax on them inside and out, all are in great condition.

Cheers, Steve

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 10-19-2017, 05:34 AM
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  • Gabe
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(10-19-2017, 03:54 AM)Steve56 Wrote: D.R. Harris is a good soap and you can get wooden bowls of several kinds of wood, and also refills for the bowl.

When the wood bowl is new, I usually put some furniture wax on them inside and out, all are in great condition.

Cheers, Steve

Interesting....

How many coats do you apply? Do you lather the soap in the bowl?

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 10-19-2017, 06:09 AM
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  • JRRIII
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I haven’t noticed any problems with my Dr. Harris bowl and I’ve been using it for over a week straight. At first I didn’t think I was going to like it because I’m so used to plastic tubs but I’ve gotten used to loading it. I don’t think twice about it now and my brush is loaded enough for a 3 pass shave with touch ups. All this without making an overflowing mess too. I’m not worried about that bowl messing up because to me it does seem like there is a light coat of something on mine. I only have Dr. Harris but I think it’s s great performer and I am looking forward to buying more scents.

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 10-19-2017, 10:04 AM
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I have old AoS bowl that must be at least 8 years old that get lathered in all the time and they still look great. As long as the wood is finished with a water proof/resistant finish your bowl will be fine.


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 10-19-2017, 10:23 AM
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okay thank you all. i will have a look witch one to get..

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 10-19-2017, 03:03 PM
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  • Steve56
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(10-19-2017, 05:34 AM)Gabe Wrote:
(10-19-2017, 03:54 AM)Steve56 Wrote: D.R. Harris is a good soap and you can get wooden bowls of several kinds of wood, and also refills for the bowl.

When the wood bowl is new, I usually put some furniture wax on them inside and out, all are in great condition.

Cheers, Steve

Interesting....

How many coats do you apply? Do you lather the soap in the bowl?

Hey Gabe, just a couple of coats of wax. Yes, I lather in the bowl. 

Cheers, Steve

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 10-19-2017, 03:45 PM
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(10-19-2017, 03:03 PM)Steve56 Wrote:
(10-19-2017, 05:34 AM)Gabe Wrote:
(10-19-2017, 03:54 AM)Steve56 Wrote: D.R. Harris is a good soap and you can get wooden bowls of several kinds of wood, and also refills for the bowl.

When the wood bowl is new, I usually put some furniture wax on them inside and out, all are in great condition.

Cheers, Steve

Interesting....

How many coats do you apply? Do you lather the soap in the bowl?

Hey Gabe, just a couple of coats of wax. Yes, I lather in the bowl. 

Cheers, Steve
Thanks Steve. I don't have wood wax but I do have gun stock wax which I assume would be close. I have thought about a spray polyurethane but not sure if the fumes/residual scent would be toxic

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 10-22-2017, 08:57 AM
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  • njpaddy
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I have 3 Harris wood bowls (2 mahogany and 1 beech), that are 5-6 years old. None have been treated and they still look fine. I even bloom the soap with hot water in the wood bowl, pour it off and load the brush from the bowl.  I just tilt them on their side while cleaning up to let any leftover water drain, then leave it uncovered for an hour or so to dry before putting away.

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 10-22-2017, 11:51 AM
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Harris bowls, and others like them, (Pengaligon’s, AoS, and Floris) are treated by the manufacturer of the bowl. They’re coated with some sort of varnish or polyurethane. Adding wax will do basically nothing to add to the water resistant properties of the bowl. As long as the outer layer of finish is intact and you’re not trying to store standing water in them, they will hold up just fine.


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 10-22-2017, 03:00 PM
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  • Steve56
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I have no doubt njpaddy and Merkur Man are correct, but I have lots of wax and figure it won't hurt! Wax also makes labels a little more water resistant and the outside of the bowl look better.

Cheers, Steve

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 10-22-2017, 07:08 PM
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Guess I'm anal.  I hold the soaps in my hand to load and use the bowls ford soap storage.

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