February 2019 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by NCoxSTL, Jan 31, 2019.


What favorites will you be using this month?

  1. My favorite DE other than a Fatboy!

    20 vote(s)
  2. My Fatboy - because it's AWESOME!!

    8 vote(s)
  3. Another adjustable - because it's almost as AWESOME as the Fatboy!

    10 vote(s)
  4. A straight razor or two or three - because the Dark Side and I are one!

    14 vote(s)
  5. SE razors - because they are the coolest and vintagiest of all the vintages!

    19 vote(s)
  6. Mostly cookies. Maybe some cake. And ice cream when I can get it!

    17 vote(s)
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  1. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    Thanks Jim! It feels very solid in hand. I might have a new favorite Gem style SE, We'll see!
  2. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Awesome! I know it's my favorite Gem style SE. Well, it's my only Gem style SE, but still my favorite!

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  3. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    I've spent so much time using vintage razors time to get back to non hobby shaving. This month I plan to do a 30 day rule with a Van Der Hagen razor and something besides a Bic Chrome Platinum blades which I've used almost exclusively for 2 years straight now.

    My gear for the month.
    Van Der Hagen 85mm handle razor
    Utopia Care badger brush
    Astra Platinum blades 5 pack - 6 shaves a blade so a 30 day supply
    C. O. Bigelow shave cream aka rebranded Proraso
    Unknown shave bowl
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  4. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    @BBS, I will be using the VDH TTO as one of my razors this month. Honestly, it is my least favorite in my collection.
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  5. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    I am in for February. My primary focus will be the ongoing effort to use up some of my software inventory. I will uses different brushes and razors as my mood dictates.
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  6. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    I do belive your shave bowl is the soon to be iconic VdH Deluxe bowl
  7. NCoxSTL


    :signs011: Yep. I have two of those. One I just cleaned out the last of the Deluxe puck on my head shave. The other currently holds an almost new puck of VDH scented Luxury soap that I'll use on head shaves until it's gone.
  8. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Upon checking that bowl is for the VDH premium set. I bought the set over 5 years ago iirc. I just found the brush that goes with the bowl to verify here.
  9. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    I would have used the brush except that the badger hair brush loads the Bigelow cream better using less cream to water than with a boar brush the way I make lather. Boar brush I found works better with puck soaps than a badger for the same reason.
  10. ordinaryshaver

    ordinaryshaver Well-Known Member

    Ooooooooo, you gonna get it from the Cartel now.....
    Almost as bad as fuzzy and his bricks !
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  11. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    I'm in for February! I plan to shave with my Trac II for the next four days and then return to the Parker SRX next week. Just for fun, I'll try the Trac II with all the fancy fixins' (shave soap, brush, etc.) and also with brushless shave cream. This little razor has been all over with me, and it delivers a pretty nice shave.

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  12. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

    I am Focusing in February on me, and my attitude in life.
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  13. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

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  14. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    I am going to try and keep shaving... I have had some fun working through my razors that have been boxed up. I have been in a rut just shaving and not thinking much about it. I should probably keep going through what I have and consolidate my stuff.

    And if it matters, I have never tried a fat boy I don't really see much need to do so either.
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  15. Moose

    Moose Well-Known Member

    Good call! I'm in for Fatboy February. Bought one last year, sent it off to get fixed, and it has been in the box since I got it back. Don't know why, but I have been nervous about using it. This is just the reason I need to break it out. This month I'll focus on finding the right setting and blade combo for an enjoyable shave.
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  16. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Welcome aboard, Moose!

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  17. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    Glad to have you along!
  18. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Welcome Mooseketeer!
  19. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    I'm in for Fat Boys & Favorites. Been missing the other DE's,too. Enough software and brushes of assorted bristle to keep me comfortably in the Favorites zone. Making it a Focus if I choose a set up each week. Every day or at least 5-6/week shaves are my target.
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  20. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Was it Frank or Dean who had that song.."You Got To Acc-ent-uate The Positive"?
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