04-12-2019, 09:12 AM
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Hello all.  I am a newbie here and a newbie to DE shaving.  I went to a new barber on Tuesday, it is a higher end specialized shop.  While I was waiting the few minutes for my appointment, I was looking through the shaving products, and actually decided to "upgrade" my cut to include a shave.  They were not able to fit that in, so I was disappointed, but figured I would maybe do a bit of research on the products that they sold.  I am very picky about ingredients, and want to go as "all natural" as possible, additionally I was looking for a "better shave", since I am in the camp of "I really hate shaving".  Well, as I was poking around I found a video of someone giving a demonstration...sort of an "intro to wet shaving" type thing, and mentioned that he had bought the brush from someone on "the shave nook", and to check them out...so over I came.  After sending 30 or so minutes reading threads and feeling like I had stumbled onto something great, I found a "started lot" for sale at a very reasonable price with some great products, and bought it!  I know a good thing when I see it, so I am all in, and ready to start loving shaving!!

Interestingly, about 30 years ago I had a brush and a cup with a puck soap that I think I got in an attempt to "be civilized".  I must have seen it in GQ or something, and was trying to elevate my game or something. I can now recall having used it a bit, but never loved it, and after having viewed a few videos, I now realize that I may have had some tools, no matter how rudimentary, but I had not sought any instruction, and as such experienced user error, and I just went to the "goop out of a can, and wildly over priced cartridges".  I am excited to be full circle, this time with purpose, meaning and drive, and look forward to learning to love shaving!


Thanks for the community, I am happy to be here.   
Tom

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 04-12-2019, 09:14 AM
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Welcome to TSN Tom.  That starter kit you acquired here was an excellent deal.

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 04-12-2019, 10:50 AM
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(04-12-2019, 09:14 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Welcome to TSN Tom.  That starter kit you acquired here was an excellent deal.

Thanks for the welcome!  Yes, it was, I am pleased to have been afforded this "quick start", in an easy and monetarily gentle way.  I'm very eager to get the package and get going with it. Smile
Thanks again!
Tom

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 04-12-2019, 10:57 AM
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Welcome and enjoy!

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 04-12-2019, 12:12 PM
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Hello and welcome to the forum Smile

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 04-12-2019, 12:28 PM
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Great story and it'll be even a better finish.  I especially liked your explaining of "tools without training".  That's what the Shave Nook offers is a bunch of been-there-done-that experience that I know I can draw on.  Shoot I learned things I didn't even know we're "things" before the Nook.  Great bunch of folks here (almost said guys but I know we have some nice ladies too).

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 04-12-2019, 12:32 PM
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  • chazt
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Tom, welcome to TSN. You’re welcome to ask any questions here. The forum is chock full of experience and knowledge. Enjoy your shaves!

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 04-12-2019, 02:49 PM
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  • RyznRio
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poke around, ask questions, but most of all...Have Fun!

welcome to the nook

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 04-12-2019, 08:48 PM
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Welcome to TSN.


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 04-12-2019, 10:39 PM
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Welcome aboard Tom, enjoy the ride Smile

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 04-13-2019, 03:26 AM
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Welcome and enjoy the forum

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 04-13-2019, 09:36 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Welcome to TSN.

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 04-13-2019, 02:38 PM
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Welcome!

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 04-13-2019, 02:53 PM
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  • SCOV
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Enthusiastic new shavers are always welcome.  Enjoy and learn.

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 04-13-2019, 04:21 PM
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Welcome, Tom!

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 04-13-2019, 04:25 PM
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Welcome! Lots of knowledge here so ask away if needed. Great forum here.

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 04-15-2019, 01:48 AM
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  • TheMonk
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Welcome to TSN, Tom!

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