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Old 09-05-11, 08:52 PM
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I like to collect shot glasses from places I've visited. The problem is that people know I collect them and have started giving me shot glasses that they find at yard sales, etc. Now I have a bunch of them from random places I've never been. I don't know what to do with them.
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Old 09-05-11, 10:13 PM
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I have a few old razors I've been collecting over the last year or so. I also shave with them, they work way better then then new stuff.
P.S. anyone de-junking who has some of these, shoot me a P.M. :-)

Razors like these.



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I don't know what to do with them.
Fill them with tequila?

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Throughout the years I've collected all sorts of things. Coins, knives, rocks, bicycles, shaving supplies, even fish. But in the last year or two I've kind of been on a non-collecting kick, getting rid of everything I don't use regularly. It allows me to live in a MUCH smaller space, and will make it easier any time I need or want to move. Yet still, I was on the beach the other day and saw an awesome rock that I had to pry out of my own hand to keep myself from putting in my handlebar bag and taking it home.
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Old 09-06-11, 05:48 AM
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Add me to the list of folks starting to pare down. But I used to collect lots of stuff; I think i was proudest of my old baseball mitts.

There was a great book on collectors I wish I hadn't gotten rid of - it was just a slim large format paperback, published ca. 1980 with BW photos. I may have gotten it off the $1 bargain table, but it was pretty neat. It profiled people who collected everything from beer bottles to pencils to old cars (I think one guy had nothing but rusting dormant Cadillacs, all parked haphazardly in a big field). The back cover showed an old farmer with a ginormous ball of string he'd been adding to for years.

Allen, I've heard of people saving bits of sand or earth from their travels but never water - that is so awesome.
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Originally Posted by gerald_g View Post
I have a few old razors I've been collecting over the last year or so. I also shave with them, they work way better then then new stuff.
P.S. anyone de-junking who has some of these, shoot me a P.M. :-)

Razors like these.
I use razors like that! I only have one, so it hardly constitutes a collection, but I like buying cheap razor blades.
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Old 09-06-11, 08:44 AM
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you can indeed save quite a bit using the old DE blades, as opposed to modern cartridges.
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Old 09-06-11, 11:39 AM
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I use razors like that! I only have one, so it hardly constitutes a collection, but I like buying cheap razor blades.
What do you use? My main daily use razor is the EJ89L.
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I regularly use a modern DE razor, but I also have an older one that I've never used. It's gold with a black rubber grip, and the angle of the blade is adjustable.
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I have a bunch of Gillette Super Speeds from the 50s (one was my dad's) and two from the 70s - one of those is the black plastic handle model I first started shaving with; it's similar in heft and cutting angle to their 'blue tip' model SS.

I should add that for us cyclists who do the leg shave thing, I draw the line and splurge on a fresh cartridge blade when doing that! A DE blade around the knees and ankles is a bit too bloody imo. Actually I've recently taken to just buzzing the legs (using a Wahl trimmer, without a guide) more often than shaving; it's faster, less messy and gets more or less the same effect...
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Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
I like to collect shot glasses from places I've visited. The problem is that people know I collect them and have started giving me shot glasses that they find at yard sales, etc. Now I have a bunch of them from random places I've never been. I don't know what to do with them.
I have a lot of shot glasses as well -- and yeah - I personally liked to pick my own out from the places I visited (although I do have some pretty awesome ones from Germany). I used something similar to this - an old drugstore case - and I had lights in it - it was pretty interesting to look at all the unusual glasses. Unfortunately - I have no place for it - and so it sits in my Mother's basement with the shotglasses in a box next to it. Someday they will be out again.

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Originally Posted by gerald_g View Post
What do you use? My main daily use razor is the EJ89L.
Uh... I dunno. I'll look when I get home. I bought it about five years ago online. It was new, but old-styled. I think it's time to upgrade it a bit though.
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Originally Posted by gerald_g View Post
What do you use? My main daily use razor is the EJ89L.
The one I have doesn't have any markings other than "India" under the head, but it appears to be this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Parker-60R-But...346332&sr=8-14
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Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
I like to collect shot glasses from places I've visited. The problem is that people know I collect them and have started giving me shot glasses that they find at yard sales, etc. Now I have a bunch of them from random places I've never been. I don't know what to do with them.
Uhhhh,,, Drink from them, maybe? Sorry, couldn't resist.

I collect Slide Rules. I'm among the very last group that learned to use them. Going out with a parental unit to purchase your very first slide rule was a right of passage in the early 70s.


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I collect ex-wives, apparently.
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Young person here. What's a slide rule?
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Originally Posted by pgoat View Post
I should add that for us cyclists who do the leg shave thing, I draw the line and splurge on a fresh cartridge blade when doing that! A DE blade around the knees and ankles is a bit too bloody imo. Actually I've recently taken to just buzzing the legs (using a Wahl trimmer, without a guide) more often than shaving; it's faster, less messy and gets more or less the same effect...
trying had not to hijack this thread into a shaving thread, but FYI my wife has a lady gillette double edge razor and likes it very much for her leg shaving needs.

Back on track;

I have a friend who collects slide rules. I pick 'em up for him if I see one in my travels.

Officially slide rules had been removed from the curriculum when I was in school, but my dad is a math teacher, and insisted I learn how to use them. Unfortunately I have long since forgotten those lessons. Slide rules are cool.

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Originally Posted by gerald_g View Post
trying had not to hijack this thread into a shaving thread, but FYI my wife has a lady gillette double edge razor and likes it very much for her leg shaving needs.
I believe it; the other 70s Gillette is my sister's old Lady model (the one with the little stars and the extra long handle). I am sure it's fine for people who have more skills than I...I even tend to cut myself up with a Mach cartridge (legs, face, whatever), so what do I know?

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I use whatever disposable razor I pick up at the store for cheap. I'm using a kroger brand disposable at the moment. Costs a dollar.
Provided a razor is not dull they all work fine for me. The key is to lather up first.
Anyhow... now that fall is almost here it will be time to grow back my leg insulation.
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