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-HNSB (Eric)

  1. A Closer Look at Shaving Soap

    by , 08-25-2011 at 07:36 AM
    Literally - a closer look.

    As part of my vintage vs. new Williams experiment, I made some slides and took a look at the soap under a microscope.

    The white spots in the picture are bubbles - the areas that look a little like lather on some of the bubbles are where the bubble is pressed against the slide.

    At this point, I speculate that lots of little bubbles make for a better lather. I need to try out a few more soaps and get some more pictures to be sure. ...
  2. Of Microscopes and Honing

    by , 07-13-2011 at 04:57 AM
    I remember when I was learning to hone; I thought I needed a microscope to know what I was doing. I had no reliable tests to tell where I was at in the honing process, and I believed the microscope would open the door to honing nirvana.
    It didn't.
    I remember being totally baffled, confused, and disappointed by what I saw.
    I had no frame of reference at that time.
    My bevels looked good to me. I could not understand why I couldn't get my razors to shave.
    I wish I ...

    Updated 07-13-2011 at 05:08 AM by HNSB

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