OT (very) but a good hint

A couple months ago, a friend told me how he makes his blade (throw away) razors last a long time. I tried it, and it really works, plus costs next to nothing.
He said that after shaving and water rinsing your razor, to dip it in alcohol. That is supposed to dispel the water and clean the razor, making it last. He said that he had been using the same blade for over four months.
I bought a small bottle of rubbing alcohol (store brand). I found a small jar of old peanut butter in the cabinet and had my wife clean it out and wash the jar.
Poured about 1 1/2 inches of the alcohol in the jar and put the lid on.
After shaving, I swish my razor in the alcohol (replace the lid), let the razor air dry for a couple minutes and put it back in its plastic shield.
I was buying very cheap razors, two blade throw aways, and could get an average of three shaves out of one. Since trying the alcohol cleaning method, I have used one razor for five weeks but it is just about time to toss it. Normally, I would have used about ten or more razors in this time.
Next time I buy razors, I'm going for a better quality since I know how to take care of them now.
Just thought I'd pass this on in case anyone is interested. It sure doesn't cost much to try - probably under a buck. It won't save you enough to buy a new car, but what the heck.
If you try it, let us know your experience.
Bob-tx
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Why didn't you clean out the jar? After all, this was for you not your wife. Lou
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Lou wrote:

Use the right tool for the job?
OP did the hard part: Planning, gathering of components, supervising.
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While it sounds like an excellent idea! But thought those blades were stainless steel???? So why necessary? BTW for many years my father and I myself while travelling and working, used cut-throat razors; we had a pair each, bought at pawnbrokers in the 1920s. Used them alternately day by day. Year after year. Still have them but being in one place most of the time now use an electric. PS. Yes getting your wife to do simple job like that sounds like of one of those macho demeaning things! Unless her smaller fingers were more suitable. Of course my grandmother had her own tool kit! Also my father was just as capable at 'sewing on his own buttons'! One of his expressions was "Can't stand a man who can't look after himself"!
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terry wrote:

Macho, but not demeaning. Men and women are equal but not interchangable.
Show me a man who sews on buttons and I'll show you a Rosie Greer!
Women wash jars, men supervise. It's in the Book.
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re: Macho, but not demeaning.
The OP said: I found a small jar...and had my wife clean it out...
Macho *and* demeaning. Look 'em up.
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DerbyDad03 wrote:

No more so than:
"Hubert! The drain's clogged up again! Get in here and fix it!"
Each sex has a role: Women make the little decisions, like where the kids go to school, where we live, whether the man should ask for a raise. Men make the BIG decisions: Is there life on Mars, should we bomb Iran, Will J-Lo and K-Fed get back together.
There you are. It's in the Book.
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Sometimes it great not to read.
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my comment about getting my wife to clean a peanut butter jar, there have been several comments; some pro and some con. I'm going to set the record straight.
My lovely wife of 54 years has always and will always anything I tell (or sometimes ask if I am in a good mood) her to do. Cleaning peanut butter jars is nothing, but I also treat her very good.
For example, in 1972, I bought her a car of her own. It was a dull gray 1956 Nash Rambler, a real jewel. She still has that car and I allow her to use at least once a week to go to the grocery store. Sometimes I let her go twice a week, it depends if I need more beer or not.
I have taught her to change oil in her Nash and now allow her to do it without my direct supervision. I also let her change shock absorbers a couple times and she can now do that alone as well. I buy her gifts as well. Last month, I got her a modern vacuum cleaner to replace the old one (bought in 1958), and she loves it.
I could go on about all the things I do for my wife, like the new deer rifle so I can get some food for us to eat, etc. But you see, we have a great working relationship. She does whatever I want her to do, and I treat her real well to show my appreciation. Bob-tx
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Bob wrote:

Thanks for a fun post:-))
LouB
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Deer rifle aaaayyyy? So, how much alchohol does that peanut butter jar hold? Lou
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