10-25-2018, 09:57 AM
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Hi guys,

I'm looking to buy 3 dirty bird pottery scuttles for myself and 2 family members for Christmas.

I've looked at the YouTube video Julie did of herself making the scuttle.

Although it looks great, it looks absolutely huge!!

Would anyone have pictures of their dirty bird scuttles, be it normal size or travel size so I can gauge which one is suitable for me.

Any help would great.

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 10-25-2018, 10:14 AM
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I have had original Dirty Bird scuttles in the past.  They keep the lather heated really well, but they have quite large counter footprints, which is why I ended up selling them.

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 10-25-2018, 11:53 PM
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(10-25-2018, 10:14 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I have had original Dirty Bird scuttles in the past.  They keep the lather heated really well, but they have quite large counter footprints, which is why I ended up selling them.
That's why I'm thinking about their smaller one.

But is it too small?

Do you mind me asking, do you have one, and if so, which one?

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 10-26-2018, 02:54 AM
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(10-25-2018, 10:14 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I have had original Dirty Bird scuttles in the past.  They keep the lather heated really well, but they have quite large counter footprints, which is why I ended up selling them.
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 10-26-2018, 03:40 AM
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  • Johnny
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Which ever one you decide on, IMHO you will have the best scuttle made.

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 10-26-2018, 04:00 AM
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  • garyg
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After having Dirty Bird, Georgetown and Sara Bonnyman scuttles I've found that for optimal performance the scuttle size needs to be "matched" to your brush.  Some of them proved too large for mine, resulting in lots of heat loss and lackluster performance.  Others (I recall one two piece brush scuttle) were too small, and the brush wouldn't stay in the scuttle's bowl besides lacking enough water capacity to stay warm long.  My just right was a small Moss scuttle, which not coincidentally kept warmer longer than it's larger competitors.    The Dirty Bird and Georgetown scuttles were both well made and good-looking, but I've kept just the Bonnyman .. 

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 10-26-2018, 05:38 AM
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(10-26-2018, 03:40 AM)Johnny Wrote: Which ever one you decide on, IMHO you will have the best scuttle made.
100% agree.
It is my opinion that a scuttle is an interesting piece of shaving equipment, which many wet shavers will end up trying. For me, I gave it a shot; found it ungainly and moved on to an Aesop SS bowl, for when I choose to bowl lather. 

I am going to post a poll asking our members their "scuttle habits.

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 10-26-2018, 08:28 AM
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(10-25-2018, 11:53 PM)randywatson Wrote:
(10-25-2018, 10:14 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I have had original Dirty Bird scuttles in the past.  They keep the lather heated really well, but they have quite large counter footprints, which is why I ended up selling them.
That's why I'm thinking about their smaller one.

But is it too small?

Do you mind me asking, do you have one, and if so, which one?


I no longer have the original size Dirty Bird, and I have never used their small size.  I just have a large Moss scuttle now.

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 10-26-2018, 12:34 PM
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  • Johnny
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Randy, I had this Dirty Bird made for me two years ago.  Size wise, it is in-between the small and large scuttle.  I also had her make it without a handle as I am prone to breaking them off.   Forgive the lousy picture, as it was taken with a cheap cellphone camera under very poor lighting.

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 10-26-2018, 04:36 PM
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  • evnpar
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Most of my brushes are 28mm, and I like the XL Dirty Bird scuttle. I think the small size is just too small. If your brushes are in the 24 - 26mm range, the regular size should be just right. The ability to retain heat has a lot to do with the water capacity of the scuttle, and smaller scuttles just don't do this as well. I've had several scuttles, and the Dirty Bird is my favorite and the only one that I've kept.

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