Non-ceramic lather bowl?

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by Sara-s, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    I have read things here, about using a lather bowl, and I think it is something I would like to try. But all the ones I see are ceramic. Like many women, I shave in the shower, where ceramic just does not seem like a good idea. Does anyone make these in other materials and where might I find one? Thanks.
  2. Neolithium

    Neolithium I am Canadian, eh

    My wife does the same thing and uses a plain plastic cereal bowl that has a little texture in it from the manufacturing process. She seems quite content with it, especially since it can be kicked across the shower by accident and never cause injuries.
  3. Rob72

    Rob72 Member

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  4. Slipperyjoe

    Slipperyjoe Rusty Metal Tetanus

    I suppose you could use metal too.. there's usually a bit of a ridge along the edge of those stainless steel bowls that can help with grip. I also saw doggy metal bowls in a pet shop that were weighted and had rubber on the bottom. It looked interesting for lather...
  5. CyanideMetal

    CyanideMetal Wild and crazy guy

    I've got one of these with the rubber bottom and it's great, but the stainless steel inside is a bit too slippery. I've tried scratching it up to get some texture, but no luck yet.
  6. Neolithium

    Neolithium I am Canadian, eh

    Try some of the adhesive stickers you can put in a bathtub for traction in the shower :)
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  7. CyanideMetal

    CyanideMetal Wild and crazy guy

    Great idea! Thanks.
  8. ChemErik

    ChemErik Mr. Personality

    Lather ducky, you're the one
    You make shave time so much fun
    Lather ducky, I'm awfully fond of you ...
    Do do be do.
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  9. Williams Warrior

    Williams Warrior Well-Known Member

    When I used a bowl I used one I bought at Target for like $3.00 or so. It was black plastic and worked fine.
  10. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    I was at Pasteur Pharmacy yesterday. They had a nice, large metal bowl, which I bought. I am going to rough it up a bit, with a wire brush. I will let you know how it works.
  11. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

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  12. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    I took out the Dremel and added some texture. Then, I lathered up my brush, just to test it. It does enhance the lather nicely.
  13. CyanideMetal

    CyanideMetal Wild and crazy guy

    Hey, Sara.

    That's a great idea and I almost did the same thing, but I was afraid that it would create rough edges and filings and the hair on my brushes would snag on it. I should ga ahead and try it. I tried sandpaper, but it didn't work well. The next time I get the urge to bowl lather, I might use Aaron's cereal bowl trick.
  14. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    The wire brush on the Dremel required a bit of pressure (applied slowly) to get any texture. It looks like a satin finish, instead of a shiny finish, where I used it. Should I post a pic?
  15. tomnat

    tomnat accepting applications

    That's what I would be afraid of. I use a cereal bowl from Ikea much like Aaron and a few other people and it works great
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  16. 2005xfr

    2005xfr Active Member

  17. If you're looking for a truly unbreakable, light, and VERY inexpensive bowl, might I suggest that you purchase a plastic 'Salsa Bowl' from Wal Mart. They are the bowls that Mexican restaurants use for salsa dipping, at your table. They fit in my hand nicely (although they have 4, small square feet on the bottom), and are textured (outside only) for a pretty good grip. I use mine for traveling, when I do decide to take a bowl. Plus, they come in a number of bright, festive colors, if you like bright, festive colors.
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  18. awake2shave

    awake2shave Crazy Sharp Melon Baller

    "Plus, they come in a number of bright, festive colors, if you like bright, festive colors."

    I dont know why but this made me lmao
  19. cpowill

    cpowill New Member

    I used a .39 plastic cereal bowl. Took my trusty folding knife and made criss cross cuts. Lathered up nicely. Now the DB Scuttle is here no more plastic bowl. Might try a dollar store for a plastic bowl.
  20. senex

    senex Member

    I just got a Japanese laquer bowl(synthetic) with a deep wood grain and lathe mark on the inside and outside.
    The grain etc... helps lather and it is a good size with deep straight walls.
    Its the best plastic bowl I have found as well as cheap.

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