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    Grrr. I've tried posting pictures from 3 OSs (Mac, Win 7, Chrome/Linux) with only 1 success: I'm beginning to think my IP address must be cursed I'll go back and edit posts 145 and 146 to see if anything's different this morning.

    Edit = success - now I'm smiling
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    Now we're cookin'. Right when's the next one and where are we going to hold it?


    Mick

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    Townsville, say July or August so that I can take you all out whale watching, snorkelling or diving on the reef.

    Sunbird



    Quote Originally Posted by MickR View Post
    Now we're cookin'. Right when's the next one and where are we going to hold it?


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    Wonder if I can tee the wife up to feed the dog and mind the kids for a few days...Be a good chance to catch up with family up that way and visit the graves of my grandparents and father...


    Mick
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    Got some pics to share with our fellow Aussie members
    They are a bit stuck on the sideways thing - but hey we are a bit like that
    First there is Geoff (Havachat) showing off his shirt bought just for this event :P
    Next is Mick R - love the shirt mate

    not sure how well his bone was buried when he got this shirt though
    Thanks again for a great afternoon gents
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    Hi Everyone,

    Just a couple of things...

    Re the tri-shave samples... the shaving cream isn't designed for straight razor shaving... give it a go if you like but please don't post your experience using with a straight razor, unless its positive feedback, as they are still in the growing phase of their business and bad feedback can hurt them. If you use with DE or cartridge razor as it was designed for, feel free to post your comments. For the aftershave balm, post what you want. I think the stuff is fantastic.

    For the Aesop stuff, post what you want. Personally I like the after shave balm, but I think I added too much water to the serum when making a later.. was too watery. Id suggest starting with just a few drops of water and adding more as needed. Aesop is really expensive stuff so will be interesting to hear everyones thoughts. Aesop sell through David Jones and their own outlets. I have bought the full tube of the aftershave cream and like it, but the Trishave aftershave balm is 20% the price, available at coles and I actually prefer it better... Its under $10 I think for a full tube. I'll play around with the Aesop shave cream/serum but so far I'm not a fan.

    Also, would like to hear feedback from anyone who tried my modular paddle strop from SRD. I really like it, but then again, I'm not as experienced as the rest of you, and I like that the paddle keeps it nice and flat and allows me to strop more uniformly.

    Please PM me any feedback (good or bad) re the trishave so I can forward to Larisa, the company owner, who said she would love to hear your thoughts. Heaps of dermatologists use her product, and shes wanting to help people who suffer razor burn , skin irritation etc from shaving. I suggested she should have some clients try DE for a start over cartridge razors, and move to SR from there if they are getting better results.

    Hope everyone's well, Andrew
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    Hi Andrew,

    I passed a 6/8 Invicta over your modular strop - on the nice smooth side that is - and can report that it was effective. I had just given the blade the chromox on balsa treatment and the overall effect was an improvement when I shaved with it this morning.

    BTW, thanks for bringing the coffee machine yesterday, that was a real lifesaver

    Mike
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    Thanks for the feedback Mike. No worries about the coffee machine, it was the least I could do considering the information and advice I gained from all of you and for your hospitality in welcoming me into the group.

    Looking forward to the next meetup, I'll have some nice razors and the escher for show and tell and try, and so many more questions for you all that you may not want me at the meetup after that lol.

    Re a previous post, Im happy to travel to townsville, whale watching sounds like fun. Also happy to host at my place anyone is interested, and my sister has a nice unit overlooking the ocean at Caloundra I can borrow if we want to do a meetup in that area. An overnight camping trip would also be fun... razor handling during the day before beers, then a few beers and talking razors and other stuff over dinner and into the night.

    You are are very friendly and welcoming people, I felt at home almost immediately upon arriving... thank you all.

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    Glad to hear that the boys have managed to pass on some useful info to you Andrew. Most of the time they make no damn sense at all . And Ricky, if you like that shirt the other one I have reads; I'm not Perfect, I'm just Awesome. Got those two from Target.


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    Hi Guys,

    I know its only been a few days since the meetup, but would anyone like to start arranging another at my place in West End (or anywhere else if the group prefers), for perhaps 2 - 3 months time. Would be good to start a discussion so we can find a time that everyone is available for, as I know a couple of people wanted to attend but other engagements prohibited them from doing so.

    Im happy to provide the coffee and biscuits again, plus some nice cold drinks. Also by then, I'll hopefully have a slow rpm polisher for anyone wanting to use it on their razors, and the Escher stone will have been delivered so anyone can try that if they haven't tried one already. (read: I want to see how someone who knows what they're doing uses it, so I can copy lol)

    Still umming and ahhring about which 3-10k stones I should buy. It looks like the chosera 1k seems to be the preferred option for bevel setting (would love to hear thoughts if anyone disagrees), but for the higher grits I'm still not sure whether to go the Naniwa / Norton / Shapton route, or natural stones like the Dragons tongue etc. I dont want to amass a large quantity of different stones, just simply a great 1k; a 2-4k, and an 8-10k. With the escher as final stone polish I figure that should be enough (and enough money spent lol)

    Hope everyone's well,
    Andrew
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