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  • nzeronv
    Thank goodness for hecklers ! You ve got me beat Eric; 26 years in ham radio and I only have 5 bugs. Congrat s Jack - N0NV
    Message 1 of 38 , Dec 9, 2009
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      Thank goodness for "hecklers"!

      You've got me beat Eric; 26 years in ham radio and I only have 5 bugs.

      Congrat's

      Jack - N0NV


      --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "ke5pwleric" <holmeseric19@...> wrote:
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      > I Got my Tech, in aug 2007. I soon upgraded to general then to extra, All No code test. Through the ribbing and freindly heckling from two local hams. I decided to pick up CW. The mode grew on me big time. I used a J-38 Straight key, given to me by one of the hecklers :-) I love using straight keys, i tried paddles, but that grew boring to me. I always liked the way a Bug sounded on air, especially in the hands of a skilled operator. I had to try one myself. All i wanted was one to play with. Here i am now Dec 2009, I have 9 Bugs in the cabinet, and i am soon getting number 10 :-) Man these things are addicting. I still don't know why they are so much fun to use, but i sure do enjoy the heck out of them. LONG LIVE CW, AND BUGS DE KE5PWL SKCC 4229T. W.A.S. SKCC #52 ..
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    • David Ring
      The best hone for a straight razor is found in woodworking shop - one of those white ceramic stones.  Very high grit. Just remember NEVER shave against the
      Message 38 of 38 , Dec 13, 2009
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        The best hone for a straight razor is found in woodworking shop - one
        of those white ceramic stones.  Very high grit.

        Just remember NEVER shave against the growth of the beard with a
        straight razor (don't shave in the direction you can feel the bear)
        otherwise, you will have a red face.

        I cried when they discontinued Palmolive Lather (not the "Brushless")-
        it was excellent - now I have to import it from Europe - it is still
        made in Belgium - and that one has Palm Oil (as in Palm-Olive) which
        the cheap USA product lacked (sadly).  The Belgium PalmOlive Lather is
        much better than the old USA stuff.

        I shave with straight (open razor) razor made with Solingen steel - no
        more tortoise handles thought - save the turtles!

        :-)

        DR

        On Sat, Dec 12, 2009 at 4:51 PM, <k4oso@...> wrote:
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        > Then you'll have to learn to hone it, strop it, and trickiest of all...use it!  Good luck, and remember the styptic pencil and toilet tissue trick. :-)
        > Milt k4oso
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        > In a message dated 12/12/2009 11:02:35 AM Eastern Standard Time, jhissong@... writes:
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        > I actually want to get an old razor
        > too..
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        > I am weird.. :)
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        > Jason N8XE
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