I refilled a vintage mini shave stick with nuked VDH and it works great. The deodorant idea is certainly nice, and for those looking for a compact travel stick, think of all those lip balm sticks you'll never use.
My vintage Williams stick could be re-created by melting VDH in to any tube, taking the cylinder of soap and sticking it on any convenient base. Pill bottles come to mind.
There are lots of good pre-made sticks out there. Besides Tabac, Palmolive and Arko, there are sticks in an amazing variety of scents available from the fantastic soap makers who frequent the forum.
I find myself face lathering more and more, and appreciating the virtues of the humble shave stick because of this.
"He must be a king. He hasn't got Williams all over 'im!" - cb91710
I spend my knights at the Veg Table.