February 2020 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by NCoxSTL, Jan 30, 2020.

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Name your favorite!

  1. Straight razors.

    10 vote(s)
    24.4%
  2. Vintage DE razors.

    21 vote(s)
    51.2%
  3. Modern DE razors.

    17 vote(s)
    41.5%
  4. SE razors.

    10 vote(s)
    24.4%
  5. Pain sticks.

    5 vote(s)
    12.2%
  6. Badger brushes.

    15 vote(s)
    36.6%
  7. Boars

    11 vote(s)
    26.8%
  8. Synthetics

    16 vote(s)
    39.0%
  9. Cookies

    10 vote(s)
    24.4%
  10. Polls that don't take 10 minutes to fill out!!

    12 vote(s)
    29.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Nope.
     
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  2. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Thanks Gary! Next headshave Im thinking will be with some Fine Platinum sample he sent me . The smell reminds me of our old paper money $$$$$$$. God I miss that.
     
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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    fine platinum is fantastic..i love the soap and the aftershave..great soap base..
     
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  4. brit

    brit in a box

  5. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

    Moderator
    Thank you, my brother. Carry on!

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  6. brit

    brit in a box


    hope everyone had a fine valentines day..:)
     
  7. brit

    brit in a box

    have fine evening gents..:)
     
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  8. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    I did some research.

    The Canadians with a few US Navy and Marine personnell absolutely faced the toughest path in Normandy. They won their fight.

    @jtspartan

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  9. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

    Moderator
    Thanks brother. And thanks for dropping a line in the mailbox, I read it but was at work. Apologies for the late reply yet to come.

    Shavettes, my brother. Máster them.

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  10. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

    Moderator


    The above is the same thing for me. The heart may be heavy, but the soul persists.to the end.

    Gary, I love you as my brother.

    PS....the video is worth the time. Close your eyes and listen

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  11. b1hart

    b1hart Well-Known Member

    That is some good news Chris. Cool T-Shirt!
     
  12. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

    Moderator
    Insomnia

    The moon through thin high altitude clouds, just to the north of the archer

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    Psalm 19'1



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  13. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    I understood every word! Glad things are going well for you, Chris.
     
  14. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Thanks, Danny. The RR is a horse of a different color.
     
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  15. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    :poze: to you both. :eatdrink047:
     
  16. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Thank you, Gary.
     
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  17. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

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    SOTD 02/15/20

    The mantra in the 30 Day Concentration (30DC) thread at The Shave Den (TSD) is “technique trumps tools”. My concentration this month has been the daily use of MWF. After discovering my grail razor (LaResche 51) and experiencing 7 consecutive,bloodless, irritation-free BBS shaves, I’vealso noticed that my face and dome surfacesappear shiny, soft and well-hydrated. Twoshaves with the LaResche 77 yielded much the same result albeit with some minimal heat. So I asked myself, if soap used is partof our technique, how much of my shave results should I attribute to the daily use ofmy favorite soap?

    To test this theory I decided to use my 115 yr old Gillette Single Ring. This old girl’snickname is “The Weeper Maker”. She always delivers a very close shave, but I’ve never escaped without at least one weeper. In order to maintain at least the semblance of consistency, I loaded the same blade I’vebeen using, a Wizamet Super Iridium, a relatively sharp and smooth blade from my remaining stash of 200 original Polish blades.

    The Viking Silvertip Badger brush generated its usual thick MWF paste. Thispaste was applied to the shaving surfaces and then face and head lathered with sufficient amounts of warm water over the prior scrub of the those surfaces with PAA’sCube Preshave Soap.

    I then picked up “The Weeper Maker” and launched into the first WTG pass. She sang through that first whisker reduction with aplomb. A careful examination afterwardsrevealed no blood on either face or noggin. I relathered and completed my second XTG pass with no blood and someminimal roughness in the usual spots - theAdam’s Apple and the middle of the back ofmy head.

    Now I asked myself, should I tempt fate? I decided to only lather the two rough spots for some ATG buffing. I proceeded gentlyand carefully to bloodlessly eliminate the roughness. A check with the alum blockupon completion yielded some slightstinging in the back of the head and noirritation at all around the troublesome Adam’s Apple! Unbelievable! More powerto MWF! I feel clean, smooth and refreshed!

    RAZOR: Gillette Single Ring 1905 Vintage
    BLADE: Wizamet Super Iridium
    PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with PAA’s Preshave Cube Soap
    BRUSH: Viking Silvertip Badger
    SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat
    POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brushsqueezings followed by Thayers LavenderWH and finished with Fine AccoutrementsLavender Pour Homme AS Splash
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2020
  18. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Happy Anniversary Danny.


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  19. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Great shave and report Terry.


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  20. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Gary.


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