February 2017 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by NCoxSTL, Jan 30, 2017.


What razor or razors are you planning on using this month?

Poll closed Feb 26, 2017.
  1. Fatboy baby! All the way!!

    5 vote(s)
  2. Gillette Slim

    3 vote(s)
  3. Gillette Black Beauty

    1 vote(s)
  4. Merkur Futur

    3 vote(s)
  5. Other Adjustable

    2 vote(s)
  6. Shavette

    5 vote(s)
  7. Straight

    7 vote(s)
  8. I'll figure it out when I wake up everyday

    13 vote(s)
  9. I'm eating cookies - you all can worry about the razors.

    8 vote(s)
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  1. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    well, she "released" me from overnights with her, and her first two nights alone were fine. It may be time for some professional help, but for now I stepped up my role of medication monitoring and taking her on errands. Someone from her town's Council On Aging will meet with her soon to go over their services that could help her. Thanks for your concern :).
    Douglas Carey, Screwtape, RyX and 9 others like this.
  2. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Sounds like a little improvement. Continuing to pray for you both.
  3. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    Continuing to pray.
  4. RetLEO-07

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

    23 February 2017 Blade/Focus Shave
    For today I pulled Stone Cottage Soapworks Bay Lime Cream. Using the 10098 and the dry brush technique I had my best lather with this soap to date. Very slick and the protection was outstanding! The 7 o'clock Green continues it's fine preformance with no sign of drop off. At this point I'd have to say it's ahead of the GSB and miles ahead of the Feather. However the Voskhod waits in the wings. I sense a three way tie. This would nesesitate an all Russian shave off.
    Hot/Cold rinse, cold towel, Dominello Vitali and a generous splash of VIBR finished off a most excellent WWS. Have a great Thursday people of the Den!
  5. RetLEO-07

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

    Prayers Out!
  6. ob1page

    ob1page Frozen in Phoenix

    Razor: Supply Provision Custom 2 dot head
    Blade: Chick
    Brush: RazoRock Tri-color
    Soap: Maggard Tobacco and Leather
    Post Care: Thayers Witch Hazel
    Osage Rub
    Aftershave: WSP Blackbeard with menthol

    This was my first try of Maggard soaps and it was very good. It had everything you would want; easy lather, slick, good protection, nice scent. I didn't get much of the tobacco off the puck or during the lather, it's all leather. It has however blended nicely with the Blackbeard AS. The Supply Provision Custom was perfect, my other razors are just going to collect dust. Have a great day folks!
  7. RetLEO-07

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

    Nice pic Obie!
  8. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    I totally agree about the soap. That's all I got from it too, was leather. New leather jacket smell.

    Totally agree about the razor too.
  9. txskimo

    txskimo Well-Known Member

    I've been away from the forum for awhile so I was going to try and catch up. Man.....I don't remember a focus ever being this big! It might take me all morning but I'm slowly reading through following everybody's progress.

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  10. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you, Jim
  11. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Beautiful B&W Photo. That razor has some serious blade gap.
  12. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    @Paul Turner , good luck with your mom. Praying that you find a solution that works for her as well as you.
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2017
  13. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Thank you, Clint! That is the blade gap on 1. I'll take a comparison photo this evening between 1 and Neal.
  14. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    That is a beautiful picture Clint? Did you take that with a phone? The focus at different depths is awesome.
  15. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    OMG Setting Neal must be huge.
  16. jtspartan

    jtspartan Well-Known Member

    Feb 23,2017

    '52 Canadian Tech w Polsilver (3)
    Stirling Barbershop sample
    TGN nylon/Mahogany handle
    Thayers/Nivea sensitive balm


    Day 9 of the humble Tech focus. Day 3 with Polsilver. Another great Stirling lather with this synthetic that is fast becoming a favourite. Went a little quickly this morning and am now feeling a few 'not so perfect' spots 90 minutes later that I didn't do a good enough job on. Still a nice shave with one tiny weeper. Will use the Polsilver one more day and then move on.
    Have a great day all!
  17. John Ruschmeyer

    John Ruschmeyer Well-Known Member

    February 23, 2017

    Razor: F2 Gillette 195 Adjustable (4)
    Blade: German Wilkie (5)
    Brush: Cremo by Vie-Long Horsehair
    Soap: Arko

    Great lather from the Arko once I got it hydrated enough. Like Neal, I'm also rocking the German WS blade. I hadn't used one in a while and really don't remember why as they are really a very nice blade at a great price. All-in-all another great shave.
  18. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Jared. The photo was taken with a Cannon Rebel DSLR in flash off setting. I have found with this setting photos in the house it has a very narrow field of focus. Outside the same setting results in a greater field of focus. I went ahead and took all the photos for next week using the new iPhone so it will be interesting comparing the difference.
  19. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    I think I finally have the ATG pass figured out. I'm thinking it isn't really necessary as I'm perfectly happy with two pass shaves. I'll continue to experiment.
    Stubble Trubble Pirate Cowboy Soap
    Wolf Whiskers Brush
    Henckels Friodur 72 1/2 Razor
    Lucky Tiger
    Ogallala Bay Rum, Sage and Cedar AS
    Have fun!
  20. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Welcome back, and I hope all is well! :happy088:
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