Posts Tagged ‘straight razor’

I got this old spoon rack at the Rescue Mission’s Thrifty Shopper store for $1. After a little modification, I came up with this:

img_1514I like it.

For those who are interested:

Top shelf, left to right: 1957 Gillette Superspeed, 2006 Merkur Futur, 1982 Gillette Superspeed,

Bottom shelf, Left -Right: Wester Stone Co. from Solingen, Robeson ShurEdge, self-made Custom handle with Wade & Butcher blade from Sheffield, S.H. &S. Germany, Shumate, Simmons HDWE co.

Brush: Edwin Jagger Best Badger

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It all started in November of ’06. I never thought much about shaving until my wife bought me a nice new electric razor so we would stop buying all those cartridges. I wanted to stop for two reasons: 1. I don’t like the fact that they are so disposable and 2. they are really expensive! A pack of four blades for a Mach 3 is like $16. And they only last 3-4 weeks max. Anyway, I thought I had figured out how to solve the issue by getting the electric. Well that thing ripped the crap out of my face!!! And it didn’t even cut the stubble I had! So I ventured out to find a solution…

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Living Green

Posted: August 14, 2008 in environment
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I have been trying to live a more “green” lifestyle. I ride my bicycle to work (only 2 miles so about 12 minutes) I installed a 95% efficient furnace, and also got a new washer, dryer, and fridge which are all highly rated with energy star. We compost and only clean with natural products. I even go so far as to shave with a straight razor because there are no replacement blades. (although sometimes when I am lazy I use an old safety razor that has double edge razor blades. But those are 10 cents each, not 4 dollars each like mach 3 or fusion blades are. There are many other ways we save as well. Here are a few: (more…)