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    If you have more than one bathroom, I suggest you put a “Shave Den” sign on the door of one of them to reserve it for future purchases.

    I tried that, but SWMBO quickly vetoed that idea. Should have made it part of the pre-nuptual agreement
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    Picture this:

    1500sqf ranch 3br, 2ba, 1&1/2 car garage
    My wife and me
    Our 25yr old daughter
    My 80yr old mother in law

    NO room for a shave den.
    You always a smart***?
    Nope. Sometimes I'm asleep.

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    Build a room off the back of the garage. It can always be done.
    It's just Sharpening, right?
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    Hey, Slim. Don't feel bad. For close to thirty years, I had only one razor, no brush, (used canned goo) one hone, and a old leather belt that I'd grown out of, for a strop.

    I came to this forum, looking for help on restoration. And got sucked down the hole, too. I'm now at nearly 200 shave ready, restored razors.
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    Almost 30 brushes.
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    8 strops
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    And I've yet to find the bottom of the hole.

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    Holy cow. I don't foresee that level of aquistition disorder in my future.

    You ever want to "thin the herd", let me know please. I'm in the market for a backup razor, a real strop, and apparently some hones because the lapping films I bought off Amazon were subpar quality (abrasive level didn't last). I'll most likely try more films first due to space considerations in the truck and because I have to take my stuff back out of the truck when I go home every week (someone else drives it on my days off).
    You always a smart***?
    Nope. Sometimes I'm asleep.

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    Slim
    It will be amazing how many ways you will find to justify a new acquisition!

    Trust me on this.
    If you don't care where you are, you are not lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slim6596 View Post
    Holy cow. I don't foresee that level of aquistition disorder in my future.

    You ever want to "thin the herd", let me know please. I'm in the market for a backup razor, a real strop, and apparently some hones because the lapping films I bought off Amazon were subpar quality (abrasive level didn't last). I'll most likely try more films first due to space considerations in the truck and because I have to take my stuff back out of the truck when I go home every week (someone else drives it on my days off).
    Sorry, not at this time.

    But if you have some antique stores or flea markets around you, their great places to look. Check at ol school barber shops, too.

    A good barbers hone, is small, and will keep ya going in a pinch. A three line Swatty, is mine, and others, go to hone, for barbers hones.

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    I paid a dollar for this one, at a flea market.
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    I've contacted 2 antique stores, one of which showed a case of straight razors on their website. They've got nothing. I'll keep checking...
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    You always a smart***?
    Nope. Sometimes I'm asleep.

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    Gasman, I was just told that the vintage razor you sent has arrived at my house. Can't wait to try it out.
    You always a smart***?
    Nope. Sometimes I'm asleep.

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    Good to hear. I wish you could have taken it with you but work happens. Even when we dont want it too. It will still be keen when you get home.
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