2019 Travelling Box Tour Round Three

Discussion in 'The Chatterbox' started by stingraysrock, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. MrEE

    MrEE Well-Known Member

    Just a reminder that I plan to gold plate something in the box to pass on to someone else. It just needs to be a brass razor with minimal pitting. I will strip whatever plate it may have and start from the clean base metal then I will add copper and nickel strike plates with a final bright gold plate.

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  2. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Just came home to the box. Yippee just like a Birthday. I will Be opening it later tonight. Can’t wait to fire up some VEG


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  3. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn



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  4. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Holy Cow is there stuff packed in there. On my first go through I wanted to pick a shave setup for Sunday.

    First thing I took was a Schick G8. I love my Schicks but never had a G8. So needless to say it will be living with me for a while.

    Next up the soap. As I have gone almost exclusively to sticks. Derby it was. I also have not had the pleasure of using Derby

    Next up the AS. As I am one of the chosen( and hella proud of it) I took the sample of that and the sample of Fine. I have not tried the Fine.

    As for the non shave treats. I opted for the Desert Storm cards and the small knife.

    I will do a more thorough go through tomorrow evening when I have a bit more time.
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  5. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    Awesome! It’s so much fun!
     
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  6. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    Come on box!
     
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  7. MrEE

    MrEE Well-Known Member

    I am restoring a 1958 Redtip. I'm going to plate the body in Rhodium and the TTO knob in Rose Gold. However, I am short 1 endcap. If anyone has an unserviceable '50s or early '60s era Gillette TTO with at least 1 endcap, I can give it a good home.
     
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  8. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Oh yes!
    Had a Fine Shave this morning with all the goodies I chose. [​IMG]
    I will start with the razor. Schick G8 loaded with a Chick Blade. Next is the soap Derby to start off everything.

    First thing is the Derby scent. Very strong and a bit industrial smelling. Not a bad or offensive smell. Just different. Using my JR75 it made quick work of getting the Derby to a wonderful lather.

    I found the lather to be plenty slick and good cushion. This was actually a nice surprise. Taking my new G8 for the first pass. It did not disappoint. A great 3 pass DFS as I have come to expect from Schick.

    For the after shave I chose the Fine Green Vetiver. I love this stuff. Very nice cooling and a great smell. Super plus is my wife likes the scent.

    I am off to visit my wife’s mom today. I will rifle through the box some more tonight. I really don’t think I will try anything else as I am very pleased with my picks.

    Now the hard part, finding some good replacements for my takes.

    Tom


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  9. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    Excellent! Remember the rule take more than you give!
     
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  10. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Yes. I did have my eye on a brush I might grab.


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  11. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn


    So Tom, I need a pics fix, how are you enjoying the box?

    BTW no rush .... I just like seeing pictures. :)

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  12. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    If anyone has any old razor handles they don’t want, please throw them in the box; I’d like to have them. Thanks!
     
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  13. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I think I can help you with that. :D

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  14. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    I just got to thinking. I have never tried Tabac, Mitchell’s wool fat, or Irisch Moos. If anyone has a sample. I know I’m missing out on these.
     
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  15. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    This may sound crazy, but I'm looking for a :sick013: Red Tip Flare. I have a project .... Just need the handle.

    PM me if you have any questions.

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  16. MrEE

    MrEE Well-Known Member

    You just want the handle? You mean the knob or do you have a set of doors?

    It does seem like a stange request. I'm trying to picture what you might be doing.

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  17. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I have an English Flare that its TTO and part of internal shaft is MIA, but its head is great. I want to preform a head transplant (FRANKENRAZOR LIVES). So I want a need the handle, knob and internal shaft. I want a Red Tip for the weighty handle. I'd be either getting it re-plated or gun coated when I'm done.

    Hope that makes sense.

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  18. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    Those do have distinctive knurling on the handles. Post photos when it comes together!
     
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  19. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    It has been a hectic week at work. I will get the box out tomorrow.


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  20. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    At your convenience. Real Life always takes precedence.
     
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