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Hello from Brisbane!

Discussion started by peter_borthwick, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. Hey everybody,

    My name is Peter and I'm a Gold Coast guy that now lives in Brisbane.

    I only stumbled upon this forum a few days ago but knew I had to join and get involved here.

    I've been wet shaving for about a year now, having done a lot of research before hand (like Googling, YouTube, shave forums and different vendors). I've been using a Merkur 34C, a Shavemac Silver Tip brush, and have used Geo F Trumper coconut shaving cream predominantly, as well as some Stirling and Mitchell's wool fat hard soaps. I've also tested a few blades, including Feather, Astra SP, Derby, Treet, Polsilver, but have stuck with the Astra and Feather. I'm getting some new products this week though including s couple of razors (an EJ89, an Ikon X3 slant (my first)), and a new cream and soap including TOBS and Razorock. I use Stirling witch hazel, and Nivea balm after shaving as well.

    But that's enough for now! I'm looking forward to reading and posting here and continually learning more to help myself and others with their wet shaving!
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  2. todras

    todras est Français pour après-rasage Menth Dealer Artisan Producer

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  3. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Shavepocalypse 'Prepper' Site Moderator Grand Society 2016 Sabbatical Fail

    Welcome mate!

    Nice setup too - sounds like you could be saving money switching to DE shaving - lets see what we can do about that ;)
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  4. Greenpike

    Greenpike Member

  5. Tony Forsyth

    Tony Forsyth Man of the Lathe P&C LE Supplier Artisan Producer

  6. Snooze

    Snooze Member 2017 Sabbatical Fail

    Welcome to P&C @peter_borthwick !
    Sounds like you're well on your way down the wet-shaving vortex - it will only speed up from here!!
    Hold on and enjoy the ride :blackalien:
  7. alfredus

    alfredus organises many group buys State Convenor - SA Group Buy Caporegime

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  8. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Active Member Grand Society 2017 Sabbatical Fail

  9. huntereyes_

    huntereyes_ Member

    Hello @peter_borthwick, from a fellow Brisbanite! It's great to have you on board.
  10. Thanks for the kind welcome everybody! I know this is a slippery slope, and I'm looking forward to the ride :whistle:

    It's also cool knowing there's a few fellow Brisbanites trawling the forum!
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  11. Korbz

    Korbz Member

    And a bloody good brush maker
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  12. Who is the maker of brushes?
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  13. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Active Member Grand Society 2017 Sabbatical Fail

    Last edited: Mar 6, 2017
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  14. Tony Forsyth

    Tony Forsyth Man of the Lathe P&C LE Supplier Artisan Producer

    That would be me @peter_borthwick :shame:
  15. Very, very cool looking brushes mate. Tis a very slippery slope indeed
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  16. Normie

    Normie Member

  17. Havachat45

    Havachat45 Member

    G'Day and welcome to the fold - hang on and enjoy the ride

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