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  • 11 months later...

When i was in the ME one of the guys there asked why i shaved everyday. Some of the guys went a couple days without, you know lax regs and all. My response was a gas mask does not seal over a beard. 

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I've been shaving since the pandemic started getting serious. I'll go a couple days but it only takes me a couple minutes to shave before going out. I've discovered I like Harry's shaver and blades. I'd have just used my old Bic but good luck finding something that doesn't have more blades than I have ear hairs.

Frosty The Lucky.

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I have stopped shaving since my wife told me I look dashing with a full beard, rather have a ill fitting mask then a disappointed wife.

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So is Dashing how your wife says, hide more of your face . . . Please? Deb prefers me in a beard too and when I shaved for the first time in years I discovered I'd developed jowls and a dewlap! No wonder I couldn't trim my beard evenly under my chin!

Our vaccines should be up to strength in a couple weeks and I can lose the razor. :D

Frosty The Lucky.

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  I have not touched a razor since I got a wahl clippers for pandemic haircuts.  They work on whiskers too.  I just let it go until the itchiness gets to be too much.  

  I also learned, as with everything else, there is quite the learning curve to cutting your own hair. :)

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I recently switched to Resp-O-Rator, which is based on a mouthpiece that you hold in your teeth rather than a mask that fits over your face. I like it a lot, and even though I am currently cleanshaven, I can see how it would work much better for a bearded smith.

Here is my review: 

 

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I 'm still using the diving mask; essentially to not ruin new glasses with sparks: and the old are still in the mask. I'm fairly stubby as I hate shaving. 

Been trying to get a hold of one of those resp-o-rators JHCC, but they aren't for sale in europe... probably some idiotic law around PPE. 

 

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26 minutes ago, BartW said:

I 'm still using the diving mask

BartW, I just added a comment on that thread about how you might adapt your mask to be able to attach commercial filters. Check it out.

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I really want those fancy 3M masks "3M™ Versaflo™ Respiratory Faceshield Assembly M-207" but they are a little bit expensive.

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Nodebt, I've been cutting my hair and my partner's hair. Talk about pressure :wacko:

The haircutting isn't nearly as bad as the cleanup. Takes me over an hour to de-hair all surfaces.

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2 hours ago, BartW said:

I'm fairly stubby as I hate shaving. 

Not shaving makes you STUBBY?:huh: 

I buzz my head with my Wahl's and when I'm hiding the jowls and dewlap use a guard on the beard. 

I buzz my head nekkid with a largish construction paper shield over the sink to keep the hair out. I fold it and flush the hair and hit the shower to dehair myself. If I have anything I'm going to put on in the bathroom as the same time I itch till I change.

Frosty The Lucky.

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25 minutes ago, twigg said:

Takes me over an hour to de-hair all surfaces.

   I just take a stool out in the backyard and run an extension cord.  I don't care how cold it is....  

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