August 2019 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

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

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

  1. Yep. Adjustables and Arko both!!

    9 vote(s)
    21.4%
  2. Adjustables yes - Arko no.

    10 vote(s)
    23.8%
  3. Arko yes - Adjustables no.

    5 vote(s)
    11.9%
  4. Some of both, some of other stuff.

    11 vote(s)
    26.2%
  5. Still just here for cookies and ice cream.

    13 vote(s)
    31.0%
  6. Straights - because they re the original adjustable.

    8 vote(s)
    19.0%
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  1. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer


    Nice shave Jim
    Love the look of that razor, light too.
    That brush ain't bad either.
    Nice
    tp
     
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  2. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    DUDE!
    ;)
    tp
     
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  3. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty


    Yeah, I think it's been a couple of weeks.
    Thanks, Charlie! You have a great day as well!

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  4. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Was in a bit of a rush the other day and had to alternate off of my longevity evaluation on a new straight razor honing.

    Pulled out the Schick I1 injector. Not much that is faster and more maneuverable than this right here. Smallest real estate footprint on the face. Almost impossible to cut yourself. One of the few razors that easily moves from side to side on the neck. No wonder people like these things so much.

    The only thing faster than a Barbasol shot in a bowl with a water add by The Blue Ming is Proraso cream in a tube directly to the face.

    The Spirit of St Louis 2019 30DC Memorial Deluxe Limited Edition Flat Top Brush got the call. Wet brush right to the cream applied to the face. I think this is the softest brush I have. It really likes a softer soap and works better with painting type strokes. Generates a smooth lather. Probably not something great with a hard soap puck, but I'll try it one day.

    Finished up with Stirling Lime AS, which I like because it has alcohol and witch hazel. The Lime scent is not a hanger so a couple of sprays of Piacenza EdT were in order.

    Off to work I went. Fast, close and comfy.

    [​IMG]

    One thing about the soft nature of this brush is that The Blue Ming is always showing up.Naturally, after the moisturizing help, I have to listen to his closed minded rhetoric about 'bowls are for lather' and stuff like that.

    Well, I decided to expand the horizons for The Blue Ming and have him help me with a batch of Maryland Crab Soup.

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    After helping me out with this tasty treat, The Blue Ming now declares that bowls are okay for soup too.

    Not really "on theme" for August but fun and delicious. Shave on!

    :cool:
     
  5. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Great shave and photo to start the month. Congrats on the new razor.


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  6. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Thanks, Terry!
    Extremely light razor!

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  7. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Even though I have a birth year Slim I will pass on Adjustable August. I just don’t enjoy using the razor.

    I’m in for Anything Goes August. I will continue in my efforts to finish some soaps.


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  8. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Thank you, Clint!

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  9. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    August Focus
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    Mike's~~Rubberset 400/3~~Friodur~~Derby City Winter Reserve
    Hello again fellow shavers and 30DC enthusiasts.
    Adjustable/Arko August...:signs002:
    I only own one adjustable DE razor, so I might break that out this month for a change of pace.
    Arko...:rolleyes005: Ain't gonna happen.
    It was mentioned that the open blade is the ultimate adjustable. I am mos def© down with that.
    Let's begin.
    Mike's starts off the month with its usual fantastically slick and ethereal lather; produced with aplomb
    by the ever-popular Rubberset 400/3, deftly re-knotted with an Omega Pro 49 by our own-and-only @Jayaruh
    Bravo, good sir.
    :happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096:
    Next, courtesy of Obie, a beautiful Friodur, honed to perfection and refreshed to magnificence by
    yours truly.
    :happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096:
    Two straightforward passes for a DFS+++ with a touch of BBS hither and yon.
    :happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096:
    Last but certainly not least, courtesy of our esteemed colleague @ram57
    a healthy and delicious dose of Derby City Winter Reserve.
    :happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096::happy096:
    My friends, if that isn't a perfect start to the month, then the ONLY thing that could
    possibly surpass it would be that today is Dr. Mrs. Primo's Birthday.
    :greet002::greet002::greet002::greet002::greet002::greet002::greet002:
    to my one and only wife of 35+ years.
    Have a great month of shaves, health, fun and happiness!!!

    :signs011::signs011::signs011::signs011::signs011::signs011::signs011::signs011::signs011::signs011::signs011::signs011::signs011:
     
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  10. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Happy Birthday to Mrs. Primo. :bounce017::bounce017:

    Love the shave and photo Joseph. Have a wonderful day with the Mrs.
     
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  11. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    August 1, 2019
    OneBlade Genesis V2
    Feather FHS
    Mike’s Orange, Cedarwood & Black Pepper
    Myrsol Limon

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    Up and moving entirely too early this morning. I could have easily slept another 3 or more hours. I decided to break out the Mike's OCBP and reward myself with some fantastic lather and scent. Pulled out the OneBlade this morning. Jet lag, stupid or inattentive, the OneBlade delivers a superb shave with no effort or skill every single time. Three passes and minimal touch ups ended in a perfect drama free BBS shave. A splash of Myrsol Limon and I am off to a client site for the day. I hope everyone has a fantastic Monday.
     
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  12. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Excellent shave and photo, Joseph!
    Happy birthday to your bride!

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  13. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Nice picture, Terry!
     
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  14. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Wonderful picture, Jim!
     
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  15. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    A superlative shave to start the month, Joseph!

    Happy Birthday to Dr. Mrs. Primo!
     
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  16. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Great picture, Bill! The soup looks great!
     
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  17. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    I'm glad you made it home safely, Clint! Good idea to ease back into things with reliable and fool-proof gear.

    I've heard it takes a day per hour of time change to fully recover from jet lag. That has certainly been my experience. Hopefully, you'll get caught up on rest by the weekend. Maybe you'll feel good enough to hit a Bead Show or two on Saturday. :)
     
  18. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Terrific picture, Joseph!
     
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  19. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Beautiful picture, Clint! I hope the jet lag wears off quickly.
     
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  20. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

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    August 1 SOTD:

    Razor: Gillette Black Beauty
    Blade: Gillette Nacet
    Brush: Razorock Plissoft
    Lather: Boots Shave Stick
    Aftershave: PAA Captain Smythe's Reserve

    First shave of Adjustable August, and it was two passes and DFS. Not much else to say. A great start to my day. I hope everyone has a great day!
     
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