Hair Cuts???

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Old 08-13-11, 03:40 PM
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Hair Cuts???

My wife is a hair stylest, she has always cut my hair and all kids and grandchildren.
I would like to mention that she has a pair of scissors that cost over $300.00 !!!
She wouldn't tell me exactly but said they were of a lower quality!! She said she had considered some that cost over $1,000!!!!! Expensive ones carry a lifetime resharpening at no cost. Her's included.
Upon close inspection, I noticed what looked like grind marks along the cutting edge--thing is there are matching marks (grooves) along the mating edge. They form a circle to cut individual hair.
This is to prevent hair from sliding along the edge.
OH--she has never charged for family haircuts!!
She cuts he OWN hair--guess she is a DIYer too
 
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Old 08-13-11, 03:52 PM
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My daddy was a painter. Back in the early 1960s he saw a brush he really wanted but the $100 price tag was just too much. He had a couple of Wooster brushes, 6 inch wide and about 1-1/2 or 2 inches thick that he said had cost $20 each when he bought them. I wish I had those brushes now.
 
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Old 08-13-11, 03:59 PM
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[QUOTE=Furd;1878863]My daddy was a painter. Back in the early 1960s he saw a brush he really wanted but the $100 price tag was just too much. He had a couple of Wooster brushes, 6 inch wide and about 1-1/2 or 2 inches thick that he said had cost $20 each when he bought them. I wish I had those brushes now.[/QUOTE

This is unbelievable but true--In 1974, I went to Sears and bought the most expensive brushes 2"--3"---4" and I think they were about $20-$30 each.
I still use them occasionally and they are in remarkably good shape.
One of the reasons is that when I thought they were clean enough---I cleaned them ONE MORE TIME
 
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Old 08-13-11, 05:16 PM
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Oh, Furd, why did you bring it up. When I was young, middle of last century, my dad painted on the side. His horsehair brushes were prized possessions, which cost quite a bit, I'm sure.
Young and not knowing better, I used one with oil paint and didn't clean it afterwards. I think I am still paying that off
 
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My father was a machinist but I think he was a painter at heart. He had a side business with my uncle and brother in law. They painted houses - that's how he got his extra" money for hunting and fishing trips, new rifles and shotguns etc.

I still have a half dozen of his bristle brushes and I use them every now and then. Unlike Chandler, I'm very careful with them.

Keepimg with the OP, my wife has cut my hair for the last 2-3 years. Considering what I have left to cut I finally decided $20 haircuts were an unecessary expense. No $300 scissors though.
 
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Old 08-14-11, 04:25 AM
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My daddy was a painter. ....... Wooster brushes, 6 inch wide and about 1-1/2 or 2 inches thick that he said had cost $20 each when he bought them.
That's the type of brush I learned to cut it with as an apprentice. They're called block brushes. I still have a few of them. A synthetic bristle brush will last a long long time it it's cleaned and stored properly. Hog hair brushes wear down and have to be discarded at some point. I've never owned a horse hair brush [too expensive]

My wife has cut my hair for the last 15 yrs and does a good job [not that I have a lot to cut] Occasionally I'll cut it myself [if she's too busy] She usually finds out and fusses at me because I either missed a spot or cut a spot too close..... but it feels better and I usually wear a hat anyway
 
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Old 08-14-11, 07:07 AM
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i cut my own hair, what i have left, anyway.
i use an electric trimmer with the length limiter thingys on it. i do it outside so there is no clean up.
 
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Old 08-14-11, 08:21 AM
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With anything you can spend an obscene amount of money on the tools you use to do a job. Just the other day a friend was giving us some crap for not having an underground wire locator. Good ones cost over $1,000 and in 10 years we have not needed one so why spend the money. Sure, in this case it would be handy but we found out it wouldn't have mattered anyway. $1,000 saved.
 
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Old 08-14-11, 10:28 AM
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We just call 811, and they are there the same day or next. I'd rather put the monkey on the utility, anyway. Last electrical locate was dead on.......they forgot fiber optic. Yep, clean cut.
 
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Old 08-14-11, 11:58 AM
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No, no. We call 811 for underground utility locations. I'm talking about premises wiring such as irrigation, the broken feed to the hot tub. That sort of thing.
 
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Old 08-14-11, 01:00 PM
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Gotcha! Yeah that can be a bear without the tool. It's good to have one of our local EMC guys in our Sunday School class. I just call him and he works it in when he can, usually within a day (Smalltown USA). They are pretty accurate in locating breaks. If I'm not there, they will usually go ahead and dig a hole and pull the cable or conduit to the surface for me
 
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