10-11-2012, 06:03 PM
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I've been wet shaving for most of my shaving life (15-20 years). My face and pocketbook quickly grew weary of cartridge razors. One of my first "real" razors was a Merkur Vision. (The inner stem eventually broke unexpectedly.) I have had razors as "cheap" as the Feather plastic "butterfly" razor, to my more recent purchase of the Tradere SB, which I am now selling because I'm not getting as close of a shave to which I am accustomed. I have never used a brush before, and I know some will think me crazy for starting with a Wee Scot. (I may well agree after it arrives, but I'm looking forward to trying.) I have always used shaving cream in a can and currently use an Aveeno product for sensitive skin. I recently started using Proraso pre-shave for sensitive skin, and have a tub of Proraso soap for when my Wee Scot arrives. I have an Above the Tie Titan H1 on order and am expecting a Merkur Classic 1904 closed comb. I have used Merkur and Feather blades in the past and am currently using Astra SP's. I couldn't resist getting 100 blades for $9 on Amazon. I have ordered Personna Med Preps and accidentally (re)started the Med Prep vs. Lab conversation already. I have thoroughly enjoyed the very informational threads I have read thus far. You guys insane, fun, and informative. I'll do my best to contribute. I have a lot to learn about getting the best shave for my face. I'll share my lessons learned along the way.

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 10-11-2012, 06:13 PM
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  • freddy
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  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
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Welcome to The Shave Nook and enjoy your stay. Smile

There are a great bunch of folks here ready to listen and to help.

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 10-11-2012, 06:33 PM
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  • Arcadies
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  • Greeneville, TN
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Welcome to the Nook! The Scot is a perfect starter brush, especially if you face lather. It's size will fool you and it will whip up crazy amounts of lather and it's not super expensive. Check out Teiste's excellent video featuring the Wee Scot..it just explodes!

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 10-11-2012, 06:57 PM
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  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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Jump on in, the water's fine!

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 10-11-2012, 07:26 PM
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  • Grumpy
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  • DisneyLand
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Welcome to the ShaveNook.

I think a Wee Scot should work well, I don't have one yet but, I am saving my pennies for one.

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 10-11-2012, 07:33 PM
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  • beartrap
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  • Southern California
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Welcome to the nook!

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 10-11-2012, 07:39 PM
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Hello and welcome to the forum.

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 10-11-2012, 08:03 PM
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Where you from in Iowa? I grew up in Waterloo, went to college at U of Iowa.

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 10-11-2012, 09:16 PM
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  • Johan
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  • Sweden
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Hello and welcome to the forum! :-)

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 10-11-2012, 11:05 PM
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Welcome to The Shave Nook!

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 10-12-2012, 01:05 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Welcome to The Shave Nook

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 10-12-2012, 03:43 AM
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  • tgutc
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  • Michigan
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Welcome to the Nook!

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 10-12-2012, 03:52 AM
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Hello, and welcome to:The Shave Nook. Relax & Enjoy.


Charles U.K

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 10-12-2012, 03:53 AM
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  • Striky
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  • Reipå, Norway
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Welcome to the Nook. Enjoy your stay!

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 10-12-2012, 04:19 AM
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  • slantman
  • Expert Shaver
  • Leesburg, Florida
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Welcome to The Shave Nook.

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 10-12-2012, 07:13 AM
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  • gijames
  • Mile High Soldier
  • TN, USA
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Welcome Aboard the Nook!
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 10-12-2012, 11:17 AM
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  • Howler
  • A calamophile and vintage razor lover
  • Fort Smith AR
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Hello and welcome to the Nook.

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 10-12-2012, 12:19 PM
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  • Teiste
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  • Salt Lake City,UT
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Welcome!

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 10-13-2012, 11:11 AM
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Hello twallis, welcome aboard. The small brushes do perform surprising well but I suspect you'll be adding others soon.

And while you're at it you may wish to consider vintage razors as well, Gillettes and Schick Krona especially.

Regards,
Squire

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 10-13-2012, 12:41 PM
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I'd like to say I am strong enough to resist the urge to "be adding others soon", but the mere fact that I have joined this forum shows that I share the same weakness.

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