Unauthorized Use

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by BigMike, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. BigMike

    BigMike Well-Known Member

    The folks on TSD are a creative bunch, unconstrained by marketing norms or labeling guidelines. This is the place to share discoveries you've made about using products in ways the manufacturer never intend.
    Acceptable entries can be either...
    A. Shaving products that you primarily use for non-shaving applications, or
    B. Non-shaving items you regularly use in your shave routine.
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  2. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    I use Williams Mug Soap as a strop conditioner...only use I've discovered for it so far. That and breaking in brushes.
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  3. BigMike

    BigMike Well-Known Member

    Cremo shampoo.

    While I never took to using Cremo as a shave cream, turns out it works pretty well as a shampoo. Surprisingly, it even lathers up well. I had a tube of the unscented lying around last month when the thought struck me to give it a try. It worked so well I ordered a tube of the Sage & Citrus, which is the perfect mens shampoo scent.
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  4. BlueShaver

    BlueShaver Premature Latheration Sufferer

    • I use SE blades (i don't have the razors though :( ) for all manner of DIY uses, most notebly, scraping crap of glass.
    • I make my own shaving oil using olive/almond/grapeseed oils
    • I use hard pucks of shaving soap i don't like as a travel soap for washing/shaving and shampoo
    • My shaving bowl is a soup bowl
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  5. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    For shaving items used in non-shaving use, soaps that were purchased because I love the scent, then kept so long while waiting to use because shower soap. Sadly I have a few of these. One of my favorite things about shaving is the fantastic smells of the shave soaps.

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  6. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    I use
    • shave soap to wash my face
    • unrefined shea butter in my post-shave routine
    • alum on my fingertips to help stretch my skin
    • a 10X mirror to look for missed spots
    • an extra large pill bottle to store spent blades (just ask the pharmacist and he/she will give you one)...full containers go to a local drug store offering free sharps disposal
    • a toothbrush, liquid hand soap, and a watch polishing cloth to clean my razors
    • a wooden test tube rack to store my razors
    • a Rubbermaid container for long-term soap storage
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  7. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Not exactly shaving related...but I use Q-tips to clean my ears. The package clearly states, " do not insert into ear canal." :p
  8. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    I quite often use Williams soap for showering. It works so much better than for shaving.
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  9. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    I use:

    Fastener assortment cabinets to hold hardware and software. The smaller narrow drawers hold razors and the larger drawers hold soaps.

    Office stamp carousels for brushes.

    Miniature metal tool boxes for blades.

    Spice racks for sample sizes.

    Soaps that don't lather well as clothes drawer fresheners.
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  10. BigMike

    BigMike Well-Known Member

    Yes, looking at the back of the box, aparently the only thing on Earth you can't do with a Q-tip is clean your ears. I use them mostly for doing laundry and for changing flat car tires.
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  11. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Wow this is turning into the "hate on Williams" thread. :prrr:
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  12. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    okay, I'll bite. How do you ever change a flat tire with a Q-tip?
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  13. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    I used some wire hanger pieces as part of my new brush & razor stand.
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  14. ghostlife

    ghostlife Well-Known Member

    I keep my razors in my toothbrush holder, does that count?

    also use all variety of random containers for soaps that didn't come with tubs (most recently an applesauce container and a metal tin from chocolates)
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  15. AGHisBBS

    AGHisBBS Well-Known Member

    I use a Gillette New Long Comb to shave sweaters and sweatshirts that have gotten too many fuzzies. I use a blade that is spent for normal shaving purposes.
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  16. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    That’s a pretty handy idea
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  17. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    Repurposed & Upcycled! Good thread @BigMike! I like the idea of "other than intended by the manufacturer".

    I've got a plastic one that works well. It's the blue thing behind the cased razors.
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    Looked for more than a year, just got mine! Covered the spring clips with heat shrink tube.
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    For used blades, an empty breath mint container.
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    Not sure how Fuzzy @wchnu will take this; I use a Japanese Suribachi bowl to make lather. The intended purpose of the ceramic dish is to grind sesame seeds and spices using a wooden pestle (surikogi). They come in varying sizes with 5-6 inch diameter being about right. The wide open shape doesn't bang against brush handles like a mug. Inside of the bowl is rough nonglazed ceramic that facilitates mixing of soap, water, and air. I can get a butter cream lather from Modern Williams using this dish!
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  18. brit

    brit in a box

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  19. brit

    brit in a box

    derby works great for squealing alternator belts..
  20. BigMike

    BigMike Well-Known Member

    Well, I don't know if I'm at liberty to disclose the whole technique, but Step 1 is that you PUT THEM IN YOUR EAR!
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