"I have one of these GEM micromatics. I first learned how to use a safety razor with it a few years ago. I'd say it's not the most user friendly right out of the gate. There are definitely more forgiving razors out there but…"
"I have been shaving every other day with one of three Micromatics for the past year. I have two clog-prufs and one classic. As long as I'm careful, I can avoid cuts and achieve some of the closest shaves.
In my opinion, the trick is to keep the…"
"I did a lot of reading last night, and this morning gave it another go. There are some things to learn about safety razors before just diving in, it seems. Damn this thing shaves close. No nicks or cuts, no irritation.
I have an old Gem Micromatic, exactly like the one in the third photo in the bakelite case here: http://wiki.badgerandblade.com/MicromaticI used this once a really long time ago. It was awful. Now, I wouldn't hesitate to chalk that up to bad technique or a cheap blade. But does anyone use these daily? Is there a secret I'm missing?See More
"That is true, and many times they are not forthcoming with the fact that they are masters of the art. We ended up making friends with one of the masters from Hawaii who moved here, and he agreed to train my brother and I. I have found I prefer soft…"
"Ok, first of all I am not trying to make him some kind of Rambo outdoor survivalist guy, I just want him to try camping. Second, I am not going to have a huge problem with him if he decides he doesn't want to, and have not been bugging the hell…"
"this is a early 80s Montgomery ward tool chest I picked for $40. The quality is 10x a modern craftsman (I know because I own one and its junk). When I finished refurbish, I had a guy offer me $500 but I couldn't sell it. I never get rid…"
"this was a yellow craftsman ratchet toolbox I found. I paint matched it to my truck and made it my car emergency tool kit. everything I need to fix most car problems. I have an affliction for old toolboxes"