What Do Golf, Heroin and Enthusiast Wet-shaving Have in Common?

Discussion in 'Welcome Center' started by timabababaluka, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    Hey, all! I’ve been wet shaving for 7 or 8 years now, mainly because I got tired of trying to make a cartridge last for three months. I have 9 wonderfully rambunctious children, and The Missus appears to be opening negotiations for a 10th. Needless to say, the potential to save money on what was my least favorite part of each day appealed to me greatly.

    It all started with:
    • EJ d89 (ebony and chrome)
    • $8 Turkish horsehair brush
    • Ceramic latte mug
    • Derby blades
    • Nivea shave balm
    • A puck of Vanderhagen shave soap from Walgreen’s.
    Seven years of trial and error have led me to this:
    • Eveready 1912 se razor from the bay
    • An unexpected freebie MMOC from the same vendor who provided me the 1912 (used as a travel razor)
    • “Kong” brush by Stirling
    • Collapsible shave bowl (Stirling again)
    • CVS carbon steel blades
    • Stirling’s Glacial Unscented shave balm
    • 3 soaps--Stirling's Baker Street, Sandpiper, and Gentleman
    • My ABC’s of aftershave--Aqua Velva (blue), Baker Street, and Clubman original.
    I don’t want a “den” any larger than this; I’ve poked my head into that rabbit hole... and was terrified. I do, however, like to keep informed and find ways to make what used to be an unpleasant experience less so--TSD seemed like a good fit.

    So, what DO golf, heroin and enthusiast wet shaving have in common? They are all addictions I can’t afford to start.
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  2. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Welcome. Great to have you join.

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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    :)..hello and welcome..
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  4. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Welcome to TSD!
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  5. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Welcome from West Tennessee!

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  6. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    Welcome to TSD @timabababaluka! Glad you signed up. This is your own personal thread so feel free to ask questions.
    That's good news, glad you brought that experience with you. I might have questions that you can answer for me! I note you are approaching Minimalist shaving, but still retain some variation and choice. I'm learning my preferences and see no end in sight!
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  7. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Welcome to The Shave Den!

    I'm careful not to spend too much money on shave gear myself. I don't want to cut into my ice cream budget. ;)
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  8. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Charlie, I had some wonderful ice cream in Pennsylvania last week from a creamery called Richies in Martinsburg. How great and fresh you may asked.....you could almost smell the cow manure from the parking lot. Good stuff!
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  9. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Welcome from Alabama the Heart of Dixie!
  10. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Sounds good to me, Danny. I hope you had some for me. I'm all for "farm to table" foods. Just look for a place upwind to partake, and you should be OK. ;)
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  11. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Always up wind and upstream as well!
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  12. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    Wow, lightcs1776 & brit--you all are quick to respond. Thanks!

    I understand completely. Right when you think you've got it good, you see something that just might be better!

    Personally, I try to follow a 50/50 allocation between the two.

    I used to live in Tillamook Oregon--you could smell the cow manure from the... everywhere (makes it hard to enjoy that ice cream--but I still did ;))
    And thanks for the warm welcome!
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  13. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Welcome to the Den
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  14. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Welcome @timabababaluka.

    The Shave Den has collector type enthusiasts as well minimalist shavers, all with a common goal of improving one's individual experience. Matter of fact, a staffer here is known to be able to fit his entire shaving gear collection in a coffee mug.

    9?? working on 10??
    It is written "children are an heritage from the Lord" and "Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them"
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  15. 178-bplatoon

    178-bplatoon Well-Known Member

    :signs046: to TSD @timabababaluka

    I hope you enjoy it here at TSD. A lot of friendly, knowledgeable, and frugal(cheap) people here. :happy088:
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2019
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  16. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    THAT is admirable! I like a bit of variety, so I'd have to use a pretty large mug.
    And thank you, my wife's CAD (Child Acquisition Disorder) has been one of my greatest blessings :)

    Thank you! One of the reasons I chose TSD--I am partial to friendly, knowledgeable, and cheap people :D
  17. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Hi from Seoul, nice to meet you.
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  18. Fiorellini

    Fiorellini Well-Known Member

    Hello and welcome to the forum.
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  19. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Welcome to TSD, :signs046:
  20. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    Thanks again, everyone, for the warm welcome! I'm really enjoying it here.
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