Hi there B&B,
I've been lurking for a couple months, using tutorials and generally becoming more educated from your resources, but the time has come where I can't find the answer for the stupidest of questions and so I registered.
My greatest fear of course, is that by registering, I've now turned a little hobby into a full blown obsession. My wife I'm sure will be thrilled.
Anyway, here's what's going on: I've been DE shaving for about two months. Have a decent razor, a sampler pack of blades, which are getting letter markings on their boxes after use, and a couple soaps from Col. Conk & Pirates Cove. I make a decent lather, I don't cut the heck out of my face when I shave, and things are progressing nicely.
Except I'm using a salad bowl from the kitchen as my shaving bowl, and the wife is displeased. So here's my question, which seems so so dumb when I put it to words.
As I look for a new shave bowl on the internet, I want to know if I've been doing this wrong when it comes to making lather. I have the soap separate from the lather bowl. Should I have the puck in the bowl, then make the lather on the side? Do I need two bowls? Do I just keep the soap outside of a container and then lather in a bowl?
Help me out, I haven't seen this covered before, and I'm betting it's because I'm probably thinking about it too much.