Hello, an old DE n00b here

Discussion in 'Newbies' started by jollyr, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Ryan B

    Ryan B Knight of the Soapocracy

    Welcome new friend. At times DE shaving can seem discouraging but as long as you're patient and don't give it up you'll learn it. And don't hesitate to ask questions, all the folks here are real nice.
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  2. red436

    red436 Member

    Welcome to TSD, enjoy your fatboy. Wish I had one, lol.
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  3. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    A belated welcome to you, JR! :)
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  4. burnout961

    burnout961 Well-Known Member

    I forgot to add that when you get your Fatboy to make sure you have the silo doors open when you make adjustments.
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  5. jollyr

    jollyr New Member

    Noticed that. Thanks.

    Thanks. Glad to be here, everyone. :)

    An update - Got the FB yesterday. It is in very good cosmetic and mechanical condition. Have a concern about the slots where the blade edges are exposed. The gap is a bit wider on one end vs. the other. Will try to upload a pic so you can see what I mean...

    EDIT: Upload was not successful. Will try again later.
  6. jollyr

    jollyr New Member

    Was able to upload pics of the blade gap variance (see below for views of both sides). Looks like the guide bars are bent. Searched the web for methods on aligning the bars without disassembling the razor and found one that uses a flat bladed screwdriver to pry the bar and the other uses a flat edge to realign the bar.

    Not expecting to be spoon-fed here but am having a hard time visualizing the above mentioned techniques. Can anyone out there provide me with a little more detail or a how-to?

    Thanks in advance.

    JR

    Note narrower gap on Left
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    Note narrower gap on Right
    IMG_8726c2.jpg
  7. ChrisC1977

    ChrisC1977 Well-Known Member

    From a fellow newbie as well...welcome!
  8. jollyr

    jollyr New Member

    Thanks, ChrisC1977. Welcome to you, too.
  9. otherstar

    otherstar Rodney Dangerfield of TSD

    Welcome to The Den!
  10. jollyr

    jollyr New Member

    Thanks, otherstar.
  11. Queen of Blades

    Queen of Blades Mistress of Mischief Staff Member

    Moderator Supporting Vendor
    Welcome to The Shave Den, JR! :signs046:

    Sorry, I don't have any answers for your blade gap question. :o
  12. jollyr

    jollyr New Member

    Thank you, JoAnna. Glad to be here.

    No worries about the question, I appreciate your response, nonetheless. :)
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  13. ElliotR

    ElliotR Member

    welcome from a fellow newb
    :)
  14. jollyr

    jollyr New Member

    Thanks, ElliotR. Have you just started using more traditional shaving gear, too or are you just new to the site?
  15. jollyr

    jollyr New Member

    Just had my first shave with the FB this morning. Was able to fix it using advice I got elsewhere and the FB worked flawlessly! Just a smooth shave with no nicks or cuts. Just goes to say that new is not necessarily improved!
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  16. ElliotR

    ElliotR Member

    Just started in June, still learning my way
  17. Dridecker

    Dridecker Sherlock Staff Member

    Moderator
    Welcome to The Shave Den, a great community of guys and gals that enjoy wet shaving, I hope you enjoy your stay!

    Be sure to sign up for the July Newbie Give-Away for a chance to win some great shave gear!
  18. jollyr

    jollyr New Member

    Thanks, Bill. Just signed up for the give-away!

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