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    When shaving at a sink, I just rinse under the tap (Faucet), however I never leave it running (all water here is derived from desalination and leaves a huge carbon footprint and costs about the same as gasoline), just a 1 or 2 second trickle does it. On the odd occasion that the cats have not commandeered it, I shave at my shave stand. There I use a piece of kitchen tissue folded over, and wipe the razor on it, much like the sponge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 32t View Post
    That would shorten your brush pretty quick.
    Not if you wipe from spine towards the cutting edge.
    Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr.

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    Tried this method with the sponge. It works very well and solved my issue. Thanks for posting Bob!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johntoad57 View Post
    Tried this method with the sponge. It works very well and solved my issue. Thanks for posting Bob!
    You are welcome, glad it worked for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kees View Post
    Not if you wipe from spine towards the cutting edge.
    I understood, my attempt at humor.
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    I rinse under water with spine up and I’m never in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cau View Post
    I've wiped my razor on my left palm for many years. Easier to clean than a sponge or towel, and it stays away from the faucet.
    I use my left thumb... used to use towels. Too messy.

    I started using my hand after watching this video:

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    Quote Originally Posted by HungeJ0e View Post
    I use my left thumb... used to use towels. Too messy.

    I started using my hand after watching this video:

    I will surely have to try this now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 32t View Post
    I understood, my attempt at humor.
    Never doubted you did.

    Reading all of the above I wonder if I am the only one that reuses spent lather. Being a face latherer I have been rinsing the spent lather under the tap like most seem to do for many years but that left me with very watery lather by the end of the shave. When moving from one part of my face tot the next I relather the shaved skin to avoid drying out and irritation. The areas where the grain changes direction usually get 2 passes. That's where spent lalther comes in handy as well.
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    I have tried reusing lather. Strop/wipe the razor on my cheek for example.

    I usually make too much lather and don't have to worry about running out.

    So if I try to reuse it I wash just that much more of the clean stuff down the drain when done.
    Tim

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