August 2017 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by NCoxSTL, Jul 31, 2017.


Using an adjustable this month? Which one?

  1. Gillette Fatboy

    15 vote(s)
  2. Gillette Slim

    15 vote(s)
  3. Gillette Black Beauty

    13 vote(s)
  4. Gillette Toggle

    0 vote(s)
  5. Gillette Executive

    2 vote(s)
  6. Merkur Futur

    4 vote(s)
  7. Merkur Progress

    2 vote(s)
  8. Russian Ideal or Mladost

    1 vote(s)
  9. The original adjustable - a straight razor baby!

    7 vote(s)
  10. Cookies....just cookies. Seriously, can we just stick with the stupid cookies?!?!?!

    17 vote(s)
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  1. Salty Belle

    Salty Belle Well-Known Member

    Always love your shots!
  2. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Kathleen.

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  3. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    From the man that posts a 1000 a month
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  4. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    Not "b". All the rest probably apply! :p Maybe not "d" . If "d" applies, then all the rest of us are probably in the same boat! I mean, really...are any of us normal? We discuss shaving! Who does that??

    Congrats! Keep 'em coming!
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  5. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Razor: Timeless OC Scalloped 0.95 Titanium
    Blade: Astra Platinum (3)
    Brush: H.L. Thater Funf TSN LE Butterscotch Beehive 5th Anniversary 2 Band
    Soap: Oleo Pucker
    A/S: Myrsol Aqua de Limon
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  6. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    Today's shave was once again brought to me by the following:

    Razor: Gillette Fat Boy
    Blade: Astra (that's probably past its prime)
    Brush: JR113
    Soap: Arko

    Not sure what my problem was today. My face was just starting to get stubbly from yesterday's shave. I lathered up with the Arko and performed a XTG pass. Everything went fine until I lathered again and started the ATG pass. Still trying to ride the cap, and being mindful of the angle, things went south from there. I had a trail of red on my neck, from my Adam's apple to my chin. And a few other weepers here and there. Yep, I was stretching the heck out of my skin as well. I did end up with a smooth face, but the trip there wasn't pretty. I'm sure it was all technique issues, but I think it's time for a new blade. I think I have 8 or 9 on this one.

    Hopefully everyone else had much better shaves today - and a good day in general!
  7. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Beautiful setting for a photo Doug. Even the brush goes with the citrus theme.

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  8. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    :thanks: Clint.
  9. Rufus T.

    Rufus T. Late for dinner

    Well I'm late to the party once again, but still enough time left in this month to get Adjusted.

    So although there appears to be a bias against this razor in this month's poll question...

    Ladies and germs I present the Schick M Adjustable, it'll be performing here for the rest of the month!
    (though based on my track record in these parts lately, I'll be happy to report on it at least once during that time!) :happy068:


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  10. entropy1049

    entropy1049 Well-Known Member

    While I'm learning DE technique, I'm not even trying to push my blade life past about four shaves. I wonder if the Astra was just Legit toasted...?
  11. cmorris357

    cmorris357 catching flies.........

  12. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    Welcome back Vince!
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  13. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

    Nah, no way. Last I looked I had 7 large
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  14. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Welcome back Vince

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  15. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    Well, I'm still going to blame it on technique. I'll man up and not blame it on the equipment! One other factor might have been that I got brave. Or cocky. Or just plain dumb. In addition to having that many shaves on the blade I did dial it up to nine. Even still, I still give myself weepers about every shave. Normally not many, but a few. You certainly have the right idea changing blades after three or four. Needless to say, the one I used today will be tossed out. Than I can totally blame my incompetence! :)
  16. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Welcome back Vince.
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  17. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    That's only 800 a month, you slacker!
  18. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

  19. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Great set up and welcome back, Vince!
  20. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

    The "Yo!" thread did wonders for my stats I guess!
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