April 2021 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion. ALL ARE WELCOME!

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What are you shaving plans for April?

  1. I am going to exclusively use an adjustable razor.

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  2. I am going to exclusively lather with Arko.

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  3. I am going to exclusively lather with Arko AND use an adjustable razor.

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  4. I am going to exclusively make fun of the shavers, who lather with Arko.

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  5. I am going to exclusively shave with whatever suits me.

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  6. I abhor exclusivity, therefore I am going to sulk and eat cookies.

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  1. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

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    Very nice again this morning.
    Prep: shower
     
  2. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Thank you Joe..how are things?
     
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  3. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Joe.


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  4. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Awesome shave, Jim. The soap is in its death throws....will not be much longer. Take care.
     
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  5. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Awesome shave Danny. Happy Monday


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  6. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Awesome ATT shave, Troy. Take care.
     
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  7. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Thanks Clint
     
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  8. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Thanks, Danny!

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  9. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    I am not surprised at all, Myles.
     
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  10. myles wilson

    myles wilson Moth Ball Mouth

    All good at least the Gillette razors works well.
     
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  11. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    April Focus
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    MdC Fougère~~Simpson CH2~~RazoRock GC OC .84/Gillette Spoiler~~Dhanal Oudh Nashwah
    You can see that I have transferred the MdC into my Aesop SS bowl.
    The loading in the glass jar
    became too cumbersome.
    With my CH2, I loaded for bear and created a pretty sumptuous lather.
    Today's razor, I like to refer to as the Wolfman Killer.
    Having purchased both razors on the retail market, I feel entitled to use that term.
    The RR Game Changer is a stunning piece of DE machinery, and feels as solid in the hand
    as the Wolfman. The handle-knurling is like glue. The head geometry facilitates an extraordinary shave.
    Comfort and smoothness are the Wolfman's equal.
    So, for the curious, if you want to know how a Wolfman shaves, but are hesitant paying so much,
    the Game Changer is for you. BTW, both made north of the border by our Canadian friends.
    Achieving a BBS shave with this razor and a Gillette Spoiler was a very simple process.
    New juice today.

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    This is a unique scent in my den. Hints of a burning wood, but not irritating;
    sweet and fruity, but not juvenile fruitiness;

    animalic, without the fecal touch;
    all wrapped around a triple-layer of oud.
    The price is incredible, as well. Worth checking out.
    *** UPDATE***
    SWMBOSOA!!!!
    :happy093::happy093::happy093::happy093::happy093::happy093:
     
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  12. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

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    SOTD MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 12, 2021

    Up early again, this time with a feline emergency. One of my wife’s three cats was attacked by a coyote and needed to be rushed to the local Veterinary Emergency service by yours truly. He’s in pretty bad shape. The coyote was sent to join his ancestors, and yours truly has a township gun ordinance violation to deal with thanks to my coyote-loving new neighbor! Mitten’s a good cat, but it doesn’t look good! After returning home, I needed a pick-me-up. So I grabbed my 160 year old Boker French Point and my Christopher Bradley safety razor from Karve.

    This old Boker just feels so good in hand, and despite the softer English cast steel needing more frequent touch ups than some of my other straights, the edge always feels buttery smooth on my mug. The regular three pass mug shave checked all the boxes as did the two pass ATG dome shave with the Karve. I’d stopped using the Karve because of my tendency to nip my ear with the exposed tabs, but since getting the wide body top cap it’s no longer a concern. I feel a bit pissed off, but otherwise clean, refreshed and dolphin smooth!

    RAZOR: H. Boker & Co. French Point (Mug), Karve Safety Razor with D_OC Plate (Dome)
    BLADE: Feather DE
    PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with Argan Oil
    BRUSH: Alpha Shaving T-400 Tribute with 26mm Tuxedo Synth Ferrule
    SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat
    POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed by a rinse with Humphreys Lilac WH. Finished with PAA Frost Byte AS/Cologne.
     
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  13. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    Sorry about the cat, Jeff. Sorry about having to deal with your neighbor, too.
     
  14. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Great Gem shave, Joe! Glad it went well! Enjoy your day! :)
     
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  15. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Great fragrant Rockwell shave, Dave! Tell that boss of yours to go easy on you! ;)
     
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  16. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    So sorry to hear about Mittens. Best wishes.
    When the little granddogs come up to visit we keep a close eye on them. I've only had to run one off once. The dogs never saw the coyote. They were busy watching me run across the yard hooping and hollering.

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  17. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Great shave along with the brief summary, Clint! There’s just something special about the AS-D2. Glad you’ve joined the club! :)
     
  18. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Sorry to hear about the cat Jeff as well as the red tape to play with. I hope it's not too sticky!
     
  19. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Great shave, Danny! I have that same soap; I just haven’t used it in quite some time. Love that brush! I think I’ll break out mine for a shave in the near future. It’s just that everything seems to pale WHEN compared to the Fat. :)
     
  20. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Danny.


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