Tutorial Shave Sticking it: DIY Shave Sticks and other stickisms

Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by PLANofMAN, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. PaPa K

    PaPa K Active Member

    Great write up. I was considering my option for lathering up as I travel frequently and wasn't sure how I wanted to go. Thanks.
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  2. Carbide Mike

    Carbide Mike 9 Lives

    Great write up. Lots of information. Nice job. I have some Williams soap but it's not for. Me. I am going to try some Amish meadowsweet goats milk soap and see how it works. Sometimes I like using a soap stick.. Thanks for the write up, I just found out how much work goes into one.
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  3. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I converted my TOBS Lavender to a stick form to finish it off. I just started my fourth week with it. I am doing the use it until it is gone approach right now and enjoying the TOBS. I just rub it on my face and start lathering. My JR#18 silvertip is an awesome brush for this purpose.
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  4. Carbide Mike

    Carbide Mike 9 Lives

    That,is some razor,you got there
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  5. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    I had some Arko that was pressed into a mug that wasn't getting much use. The mug was taking up counter space. I recently finished a deodorant container and cleaned it out and saved it for the purposes outlined in this thread. I rehydrated the Arko and pressed it into the container. I printed a label, taped it on, and we have a homemade shave stick!


    It took all of about five minutes to do. I'm going to save my deodorant containers from now on and do this more often!
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    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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  7. Str8Edge

    Str8Edge Active Member

    Anybody know of any US stores that sell Arko...or is it pretty much online?
  8. swarden43

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

    I found it in a local Turkish Farmer's Market.
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  9. Str8Edge

    Str8Edge Active Member

    Don't see me running into any Turkish FM here in San Diego. Might be one in LA, but I don't visit LA due to traffic. Actually, can't say I've seen a Turkish market since Iraq.
    But I will keep my eyes open.

    Thanks for the info
  10. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

    Shave Den Shop has it

  11. Mike-R41

    Mike-R41 Well-Known Member

    I think WCS sells shave stick holders( plastic ones) for about $2.50
  12. Mike-R41

    Mike-R41 Well-Known Member

    And thanks plan of man... I’m going to check out “Mamabear’s” Shave Sticks
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  13. Carson West

    Carson West Well-Known Member

    PoM, the world needs a good book on wet-shaving, and you're the guy who should write it. Check out Amazon's self-publishing.
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  14. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    I think I'd do better with a blog, and for now and the foreseeable future, this forum is the main place I contribute. Besides, there are good books on wet shaving already.

    Leisureguy's book is good, and is a great resource for someone starting out in this hobby.
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  15. brit

    brit in a box

    great book,read mine twice and always check it for reference.you would make a fine blog Ryan,or book,love your contributions here..:)..
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  16. Carson West

    Carson West Well-Known Member

    Well we're grateful for your blog PoM, and thank you for it. Where can I find Leisureguy's book? I don't see it on Amazon. Does he use the pen-name "Leisureguy"?
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  17. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Not really. His name is Michael Ham. His forum/blog tag is Leisureguy.

    The book is on the short side, more of a primer than an in-depth look. Experienced wet shavers will find it a bit on the basic side. It's written for someone just learning to wet shave.
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  18. Carson West

    Carson West Well-Known Member

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