April 2018 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by NCoxSTL, Apr 1, 2018.

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Your plan for Arko Adustable April?

  1. Use Arko - DUH!!

    11 vote(s)
    29.7%
  2. Use an adjustable razor - DUH!!

    12 vote(s)
    32.4%
  3. Eat cookies. Lots and lots of cookies.

    11 vote(s)
    29.7%
  4. Use a straight razor - maybe with Arko?

    3 vote(s)
    8.1%
  5. I'll shave whatever way I want, thank you very much Mr. Nosey!

    25 vote(s)
    67.6%
  6. Mail some new survey ideas to Cartel HQ - those guys are dragging us down!

    1 vote(s)
    2.7%
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  1. GawainandtheGreenKnight

    GawainandtheGreenKnight Well-Known Member

    My first spin with it was with a GSB and it gave me a pretty bad razor burn. So I decided to go back to basics, and it was a great shave. I'm going to use this months focus to work up to being able to use the GSB in this bad boy.


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  2. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Thank you, John! It was a very slow shave this morning. I can definitely do better.
     
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  3. John Ruschmeyer

    John Ruschmeyer Well-Known Member

    Technically, I don't think so. "Chinese precision steel" is definitely an oxymoron, though. however, one can be a connoisseur, for instance, of bad movies.
     
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  4. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Just like Chris to follow the rules to the letter. :happy088: ;)
     
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  5. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Thank you, Jason!
     
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  6. GawainandtheGreenKnight

    GawainandtheGreenKnight Well-Known Member

    Wife's family is from Madelia, we met at Iowa State University. We also visit Minneapolis every year, got to get my IKEA fix.


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  7. Screwtape

    Screwtape A Shaving Butterfly

    I like the B&M Bay Rum. B&M says that their bay rum is "clove-free" and note that they use "genuine West Indies bay and not the stuff you find in your kitchen". It also uses real blackstrap rum as the rum scent and mixes oranges into it as well. The addition of oranges to the mixture is actually very similar to the Jeeves bay rum scent profile that way. B&M then tops it off with a vanilla-like scent (from something called benzoin) and a dash of cinnamon. The overall result is very pleasant.

    I find that my Jeeves Bay Rum splash pairs very well with the B&M Bay Rum soap. Probably the opposite pairing of splash and soap would work well too. The main difference between the two seems to be that the B&M version has cinnamon in it as an extra ingredient while the Jeeves has a bit of patchouli.
     
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  8. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    I feel you Keith. I have a ring of Tabac that is holding on like grim death...:sick002:
     
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  9. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    B&M Bay Rum is great. But Mike's is better. :)
     
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  10. GawainandtheGreenKnight

    GawainandtheGreenKnight Well-Known Member

    How small of pieces? You didn't have to grate it? That would be nice, I want something to put in that year one Old Spice mug I bought, the Lea I put in was garbage, so I pitched it.


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  11. Screwtape

    Screwtape A Shaving Butterfly

    Oh, well, why didn't you just say you were going to try to palm them off on Neal in the first place? :p:D:happy096:
     
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  12. GawainandtheGreenKnight

    GawainandtheGreenKnight Well-Known Member

    Nice, I may have to check these Timeless razors out. Of course after, I get my grubby hands on that Krave shaving razor I've been craving.


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  13. Screwtape

    Screwtape A Shaving Butterfly

    I've never tried any of the Mike's soaps. They do seem to have a good reputation.
     
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  14. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Mike's is "no nonsense" great soap. Straight-forward ingredients. No fru-fru crud. Worth trying.
     
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  15. Screwtape

    Screwtape A Shaving Butterfly

    I'll put it on the list of things for "After NB'18", I guess...
     
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  16. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Wait a minute..."who am I trying to kid". Yourself, I guess. :p
     
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  17. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Nice picture!
    Beautiful B&W picture!
    Excellent picture, Jason!
    Sounds like a great shave, John!
     
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  18. Screwtape

    Screwtape A Shaving Butterfly

    Hey, I never said "after 2018", I just said "after my NB'18 is over"... which could happen tomorrow if I break down and buy stuff... (You know, that Karve razor @GawainandtheGreenKnight has been talking about looks pretty good -- and it's a Canadian company that makes the razors in Canada, so it deserves my support almost as a patriotic duty...)
     
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  19. NCoxSTL

    NCoxSTL AAACK!

    You know I'll always take a couple of questionable steel slices off your hands to try out. Curley? I'll have to look those up and see what the scoop is. Other than they suck.
     
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  20. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Thank you Jim!

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