July 2009
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Shave of the Day - Wool Fat and Amber

Wool Fat and Amber

I was feeling a little old fashioned today. My wife Janet was preparing a presentation for church on pioneers. I got to thinking, what would be pioneering like for a shave. I did not have a large bowie knife laying around with a chunk of homemade soap for my theme. […]

Shave of the Day - Arlington


I was thinking about the Simpson Chubby 1 Super Badger brush and trying to determine which soap to use next. The Chubby 1 is a wonderful super badger brush from England. I then remembered the beautiful D.R. Harris 7 Co. Ltd. Wooden shaving bowl with soap in the fragrance of Arlington, also of […]

Boys, Dogs, Skunks and Sprinklers

My 18 year old son Scott came to stay with us overnight yesterday. He was concerned to be leaving his dog Maddox, a short scruffy dog and his mothers dog Duchess, a German Sheppard. He brought both dogs.

Scott did some yard work in the afternoon to earn some money to go out for the […]

On Target – Geocaching and Mirrors

This past Friday afternoon I picked up Jacob for a Boy Scout overnight campout. We traveled to Blue Jay Campground in the Cleveland National Forest. It is at a mere 3400’ and it was hot. We were going to be cooking foil diners once there were coals to cook on. That required a fire to […]

Shave of the Day - Truefitt & Hill

Truefitr & Hill

Today I stepped back in time a little. When I first started shaving with a straight razor, the first shaving cream I used was Truefitt & Hill Ultimate Comfort Shaving Cream. I have always liked the Truefitt & Hill product and decided it was a good choice to use with a […]

Shave of the Day - Amber and Old Spice

Amber and Old Spice

July 4th is over and I never found time to shave yesterday. So today I chose a patriotic theme for my shave. To start, I chose the Clauss New Departure Razor from Fremont Ohio. The choice of a brush was tougher as I do not have any American brushes so […]

Fishing is not Catching

Today started early when we left home about 6:00 AM to go fishing. Jacob and Eric got out of bed and were dressed on time. We were headed to Jenks Lake in the San Bernardino Forest. The sky was clear and the fragrance of the pine trees was sitting in the air was a nice […]

Shave of the Day - Sweet Orange and Orange Amber

Sweet Orange and Orange Amber

I woke up today and decided that today’s shave needed a citrus theme. I started by stropping the Clauss New Departure Razor on the linen side several times to shape up the edge. From there it was off to the leather side for the final edge. I really like […]