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    Quote Originally Posted by niftyshaving View Post
    One of my fav razors was bought in a store
    not too far (walking distance) from the Sydney
    Opera House.
    There were a a couple of places near there in the late 1800's Sol Levy & WJNO Baker.
    How old are you Nifty ? Just kidding, Levy is still there.

    @ Ricky. Yes you can use that glycerine for uberlather. Just a few drops 3-4.
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    I've gone off the whole uberlather thing with glycerine. I've got a massive bottle of the stuff collecting dust in my cupboard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by onimaru55 View Post
    There were a a couple of places near there in the late 1800's Sol Levy & WJNO Baker...
    I bought some tobacco from there in the past. Is that a real old shop is it? Deals in shaving/hairdressing supplies and a specialist tobacconist to boot. A strange combination!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MickR View Post
    I bought some tobacco from there in the past. Is that a real old shop is it? Deals in shaving/hairdressing supplies and a specialist tobacconist to boot. A strange combination!
    Yup , established 1890 They don't seem to advertise razors any more.
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    Made a trip down to Carbatec today.

    They are selling out of the natural J-stones. Prices are based solely on the thickness of the stone, not the fineness of the grit. $45 for thinnest, $55 for medium thickness and $70 for thick stones. Size varies a bit but about 7" x 2" seemed about the most common size. Some really sweet natural stones can be had for great prices.

    I also picked up a Veritas lapping plate for $100. Boys throw away your 325 DMTs and upgrade to the real world. Guaranteed to be flat to 0.001" and in a big block that weighs 6.6kg dimensions are about 12" x 4" so the stones get lapped flat in record time. The diamond abrasive is sold separately so you can put set the grit to what you need. Just don't use the fine grit abrasives with waterstones because the diamond grit can embed in the artifical stones.
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    Thanks for your input guys
    I am trying to get a lather that doesn't dry out on my face
    Hence the use of Glycerine - so far about 3 drops is plenty for a moist slick lather

    I also figure if I don't like it I can always try my hand at home made soaps :P
    And get to use the Glycerine that way

    Have fun everyone

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickyBeeroun222 View Post
    Thanks for your input guys
    I am trying to get a lather that doesn't dry out on my face
    A few potential causes here. Taking too long to shave, poor soap quality, water/soap ratio wrong.
    If it happens with all soaps , it's user error. If not have fun & do some soap shopping.
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    Very unusual razor on the 'bay
    Cut Throat Razor"RAN,TAN,KO,RUS" RED DEVIL | eBay
    Has a hole in the tang, presumably so it could be hung in storage.
    Needs new scales and a refurb, but the initial asking price is cheap.

    I'm not going for this one, but have at it if you like it.

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    I hope someone goes for it! I won't bid but let us know if you win!

    Very unusual, I like it.

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    Interesting looking razor.
    Seems the ring-tail is indeed for hanging "on a nail" and they were only $1.75 (in 1905)

    Maybe of interest to the restorers is the "Little Wonder" water faucet motor for only $4, complete with it's own neat wooden case. It's on the same page of the catalogue and looks like just the thing for low rpm grinding & buffing.
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