August 2019 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by NCoxSTL, Jul 30, 2019.


Will you be using Adjustables and/or Arko for August??

  1. Yep. Adjustables and Arko both!!

    9 vote(s)
  2. Adjustables yes - Arko no.

    10 vote(s)
  3. Arko yes - Adjustables no.

    5 vote(s)
  4. Some of both, some of other stuff.

    11 vote(s)
  5. Still just here for cookies and ice cream.

    13 vote(s)
  6. Straights - because they re the original adjustable.

    8 vote(s)
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  1. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    August 1:

    This months focus will be to see how much menthol I can use in my lather and still feel the blade and keep enough control of the steel on my face. The 'blade feel' is critical to me, I use to get the right pressure and angle. I just received some M-bomb and I will use a couple of mentholated soaps too.

    Today's shave launched with Electric Sheep, the menthol level in this one is acceptable, cooling but I still had enough blade feel to fine tune my angle and pressure.

    Razor: Friodur 8/8 full hollow
    Strop: Roo
    Brush: Shavemac
    Pre: Proraso
    Soap: Stirling Electric Sheep
    AS: Enhanced DR Harris AS, Stirling ASB
    Scent: Creed Himalaya

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  2. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Well I think I got this one!
    Had some trouble till I sliced off a piece and stuck it to the bottom of the mug.
    See if I can do this in the morning.
    I'm in if it works, it's lather not foam.
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  3. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Very nice Keith
    Good luck with the menthol.
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  4. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

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  5. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Wonderful picture and beautiful tools, Keith! You always start us off in style!

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  6. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    Wonderful shave and beautiful brush Keith! Joe many drops of M-bomb did you use?

    Sent from my Galaxy using Tapatalk
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  7. NCoxSTL


    Nice focus for the month. Gotta love it.
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  8. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Just a reminder.....we use pee dye in the pool.
  9. brit

    brit in a box

    nice shave sir..
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  10. Laird

    Laird Well-Known Member

    Adjustable August works for me. A 30 Day Rule with a "Black & White" Theme.

    Brush- Semogue 610 (Black inside the clear handle). Face lather, no bowl.
    Soap- Proraso White Tub.
    Blade- Parker (Black blade dispenser). Excalibur one blade for the month.
    Razor- Gillette Black Beauty Super Adjustable 109 set wide open.
    Balm- Nivea "Cooling". Label removed = White milk glass container.

    Thursday, August 1st will be my first shave day since Monday afternoon. 72 hrs. growth against the mighty Super Adjustable.
  11. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Masterful enunciation! :happy096:
  12. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Good morning everyone.
    First August shave and a wonderful mowing to say the least.
    Got the Arko working by cutting the stick into small slices and pressing them into the mug. Got great lather, nice and slick just like I like it. This lather hung around for the full shave, nice. My Gillette on 9, and a Nacet blade to do the work. Started top down and considering I bin the blade anyway, I just did a 3rd pass on the face, nice. Smooth baby, smooth, real nice! The after shave left me wanting yesterday so I decided to "splash" it on this morning to see if that makes a difference. Might have to use a baum to moisturize, we'll see.
    Ready for the day, ready to run.
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  13. Screwtape

    Screwtape A Shaving Butterfly

    With the month starting with these magnificent sermons from the two Masters, how could I not join in?

    I will do Adjustable Arko and Almost Anything Goes August. I promise to avoid using electrics or carts, so it's not quite "anything goes".

    For Adjustables, I will use my trio of Delta Echo refurbished Gillette adjustables, a PAL Adjustable injector, my Supply Co Single Edge v2 injector with interchangeable plates, my Rockwell 6S, and a Schick M that I have never actually tried before. Arko I have by the carton load.

    And I reserve the right to use any other DE, SE or injector that strikes my fancy. As well as numerous brushes, many balms and splashes, and a plethora of soaps and creams other than Arko.
  14. Screwtape

    Screwtape A Shaving Butterfly

    Great shave, report and photo to start the month, Terry!
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  15. Screwtape

    Screwtape A Shaving Butterfly

    You always start the month off for us with a beautiful photo of some great gear, Keith! It sets the bar high for all of us who follow you into the month. August is no exception.
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  16. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    August 1st
    Razor: Timeless Aluminum
    Blade: Astra SP (1)
    Brush: Grizzly Bay Constitution
    Pre-shave: Stirling Mentholated
    Soap: Arko
    PAA Galactic witch hazel
    PAA unscented Star Jelly
    AS: Fine American Blend

    Good morning!

    Terrific shave to start the day! Three passes for near BBS. Light tickle from the alum.

    Timeless Aluminum arrived yesterday. Initial thoughts upon unboxing was how surprisingly light this razor is. Easy shave, an intuitive razor.

    Have a great day!

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  17. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

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  18. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Thanks John
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  19. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Congrats on the new Timeless, Jim! Looks like it performs as good as it looks! It was about time you picked up another razor. ;)

    Have a great day, my friend.
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  20. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Nice shave, Dude. Wide open adjustable and Arko for the win!
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