01-29-2018, 12:20 PM
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  • JABF99
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  • Illinois
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This looks like a REALLY cool place.  I am an older guy who wet shaves with a Gillette 1953 Super Speed DE razor (Feather blades).  I also use a Merkur 34c.  I am getting ready to try my first straight razor experience with a new Feather SS straight razor (tomorrow morning).  It's the one with the Japanese-style handle.  It doesn't fold.  It's kind of a Ninja looking thing.   LOL, if I'm not back here tomorrow you will know it didn't go so well :-)

I enjoy making my own shaving soap.  Before I made my own, I liked shaving with Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood shaving cream.  I have had fun tweaking my own shaving soap recipe and it's now very close to the Taylor... but it has the scent that I like best, and it lathers a bit better, is better conditioning my skin (it is creamier too).  

One of the reasons I am most excited about finding this place here, is that I would like to learn more about vintage straight razors, in hopes that I can someday buy a good one that I would enjoy shaving with.

On a side-note, I am from Central Illinois.  Pity me, I am a die hard Chicago Bears fan.  Nobody in their right mind would want to be one of those :-)
I am a moderator/admin on one of the Chicago Bears message boards.  I really like the software used on THIS board.  It is visually appealing too.  Anyway, thanks for letting me be a member here.

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 01-29-2018, 12:55 PM
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Welcome to TSN.  We're glad you found our special community and look forward to having you as an active member.

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 01-29-2018, 01:26 PM
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Welcome aboard, enjoy the ride Smile

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 01-29-2018, 02:11 PM
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Welcome aboard and enjoy the forum

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 01-29-2018, 02:38 PM
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Welcome and enjoy

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 01-29-2018, 03:09 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Welcome to TSN.

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 01-29-2018, 03:36 PM
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  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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Welcome to TSN. Jump on in, the water's fine. Where in Central Illinois do you live? I lived in Illinois for the first 28 years of my life.

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 01-29-2018, 03:53 PM
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  • JABF99
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(01-29-2018, 03:36 PM)bullgoose Wrote: Welcome to TSN. Jump on in, the water's fine. Where in Central Illinois do you live? I lived in Illinois for the first 28 years of my life.

We live in Bloomington-Normal.  Where did you live?

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 01-29-2018, 04:46 PM
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Welcome from Southern IL!

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 01-29-2018, 04:57 PM
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  • eengler
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Welcome and Enjoy the Forum!

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 01-29-2018, 05:58 PM
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Hello & welcome from Northern Illinois!

Its not all bad being a Bears fan....

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 01-29-2018, 06:15 PM
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  • JABF99
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  • Illinois
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(01-29-2018, 05:58 PM)Kashish Wrote: Hello & welcome from Northern Illinois!

Its not all bad being a Bears fan....


I am pretty excited about our new coaching staff, and young QB Mitch Trubisky.  I can't wait to see what GM Ryan Pace does in free agency & in this coming draft.  Could be good :-)

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 01-29-2018, 06:34 PM
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  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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(01-29-2018, 03:53 PM)JABF99 Wrote:
(01-29-2018, 03:36 PM)bullgoose Wrote: Welcome to TSN. Jump on in, the water's fine. Where in Central Illinois do you live? I lived in Illinois for the first 28 years of my life.

We live in Bloomington-Normal.  Where did you live?

I am from the Chicago area but went to U of I in Champaign, Illinois and also had friends at ISU in Bloomington/Normal.

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 01-30-2018, 01:40 AM
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  • TheMonk
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Welcome to TSN!

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 01-30-2018, 01:46 AM
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Welcome to TSN! Have a good time. Cheers!


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 02-14-2018, 09:27 PM
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  • chazt
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JABF99, welcome to TSN! Sorry to have missed your post. I can relate to your situation. I'm a lifelong fan of the NY Knicks Sad See you on the forum Smile

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 02-18-2018, 07:12 PM
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  • SCOV
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  • Minnesota
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Welcome to TSN

- Signed MN Vikings fan

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