August 2020 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by Primotenore, Jul 31, 2020.

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How are you going to make AUgust your gold medal month?

  1. I am going to choose only the gear that gives me my best shaves.

    4 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. I am going to experiment with different gear to discover my gold medal shaves.

    4 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. I am going to use any gear I want, because I can get a gold medal shave from anything.

    14 vote(s)
    70.0%
  4. I am actually allergic to gold, so I am going to go for platinum medal shaves.

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  5. I am going to use Gold Medal flour and bake cookies, which have been noticeably absent recently.

    7 vote(s)
    35.0%
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  1. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    You deserve a long weekend.


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  2. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Jim.


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  3. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Jeff. Luckily I’m staying home and working. Getting her moved in , unpacked and decorated is a ladies thing.


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  4. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Thank you Joe...I did like the shave itself, however I didn't like that later the warmth of the water for the shave overpowered the glacials. Thus it was a shave that taught me new strategies for further shaves.
     
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  5. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    Safe travels, Clint. Best of luck to Maya.
     
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  6. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    My "Throwback Thursday" shave was fine. Unlike yesterday, I used lukewarm water from the tap. Good spreading from the Foamy can. While I killed off a high pct. of "astroturf" on the one pass I was doing, I did need to do a few touchups. But having said that, I completely missed an area(something I didn't notice until the shave was "done". I'll get that area tomorrow. No cuts or Knicks. Cactus Nation went well again. For the aftershave, I shook the Osage bottle more than in past uses. That moved more "crystals" up from the bottom of the bottle. But as I was applying the Osage Rub, I thought about something: As we recall, I was a little upset that my face felt warm after yesterday's shave, whereas I thought the two Stoylin Glacials would prevent that. I got to thinking-Glacial on top of Glacial cancels each other out, which led to the warmth. Today, Neither the shave foam or aftershave was a "Glacial" and for now anyway, my face and neck don't feel as warm. Course the lukewarmth of the water could be a difference whereas yesterday I had the hot water. I want to keep testing this theory, by switching off from the other day. What do I mean. I'll use the Stoylin E.S. Glacial soap with something like Mennen Skin Bracer or Aqua Velva....and then(for a different shave) a casual soap with the Stoylin Glacial Lime-actually I already HAVE worked with this latter combo, but it was with warm/hot tap water. Ongoing investigation here. If you fellas think I'm rambling here...well, "you might not be wrong" :). I'll give today's shave a Most Excellent.
     
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  7. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    SOTD THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 13, 2020

    Excellent shave today! VBBS above the jawline with a DFS below. My son presented me with a 1000 grit Chosera stone for bevel setting, which he assured me I probably wouldn’t need and a 320 grit diamond plate along with something called a jasper stone for finishing. He could probably open a sharpening supplies store given the jnats and coticules in his forge/workshop. My honing lessons begin when the two vintage straight razors arrive. It was inevitable! (Sigh!) He says I can use the jasper stone to touch up my current straights.

    The Karve, a superb safety razor I should use more, made short work of the neck stubble, and sheared the dome stubble away with one good ATG pass followed by some selective buffing. I've found myself reaching for this Rooney brush every morning. It’s nowhere near the quality of their well-known Silvertip brushes, but it possesses a certain scritchy quality combined with a softness and backbone that just feels great on my shave surfaces. I’m really enjoying using it. This morning’s shave left me cool, clean and velveteen, just the way I like! I hope everyone has a great day!

    RAZOR: Dovo Special (Mug), Karve E_OC Plate (Dome)
    BLADE: Polsilver (2)
    PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with Rabid Banana Preshave Cube
    BRUSH: Rooney Ebony Pure Badger
    SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat w/ 6 drops of M-Bomb
    POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed by Humphreys Lilac WH and Osage Rub. Finished with A&E Post-Shave Serum.

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  8. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Wonderful shave, Jeff! Good luck with the honing lessons.

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  9. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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  10. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    Great shave, Jeff. Regarding the brush, these are pretty personal like aftershaves. It only matters what you like to use.
     
  11. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Super shave Jim!
     
  12. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Thanks, Joe!

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  13. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Great shave, Paul!
     
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  14. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Manorville is a nice country-like town.
     
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  15. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Thanks, Maestro!
     
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  16. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    It's a nice town! I just always feel that I’m battling traffic when heading there! My sister loves it there!
     
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  17. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Thanks, Jim, it was inevitable!
     
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  18. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Top notch shave Clint. Enjoy the quiet time.
     
  19. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    It's better to ramble then rumble Paul!
     
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  20. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    AUgust Focus
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    Tallow + Steel Kyoto~~Simpson Emperor 3~~Pre-War Canadian Tech/Sharp Star
    Day 3 of the T+S focus.
    Up this morning was my most anticipated soap, Kyoto.
    Fascinating description from the website:

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    I am enjoying a cup of green tea as I compose this post.
    Here is the breakdown of Japanese ingredients:

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    I'll bet most of us here, myself included have not heard of most of these ingredients.
    When I think of Nori, I naturally think of Sushi. :eatdrink020:
    Anyway, I won't list the soap ingredients, as they are the same as the past two shaves.
    The scent on the puck is tingly to the nostrils and when lathering really opens up.
    It reminds me of Lichee fruit, which always surprises me when I taste it.
    I face lathered today and the Emperor 3 was loving this soap.
    I needed sunglasses the shine emanating from the lather was so intense.

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    Of my three Tech razors, I am about to pass judgement.
    The Pre-War Canadian Tech "seems" to give me the best shave.
    Now, Primo knows full-well that it's the blade that shaves you NOT the razor,
    so perhaps it's the gap on the Tech that affords an easy shave.
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    What a post-shave! I ALMOST went without an aftershave, it was that good.
    Choosing the aftershave was a challenge. I didn't really want to make the obvious
    citrus choice, i.e. AdP Colonia.
    I didn't want something heavy that would clash with the bright, fruity Yuzu.
    So...the answer was obvious.
    THE VEG.

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