February 2020 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

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


Name your favorite!

  1. Straight razors.

    10 vote(s)
  2. Vintage DE razors.

    21 vote(s)
  3. Modern DE razors.

    19 vote(s)
  4. SE razors.

    10 vote(s)
  5. Pain sticks.

    5 vote(s)
  6. Badger brushes.

    16 vote(s)
  7. Boars

    11 vote(s)
  8. Synthetics

    17 vote(s)
  9. Cookies

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

    13 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
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  1. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

  2. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Thank you, Joe!
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  3. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Another BOWL of fluffy soap
  4. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

  5. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Great shave!
    Once again, the Red Tip shines.
    The picture, looks looks like it came out of a magazine.
    Nice Jim!

    Very nice Jim !
  6. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Gorgeous photo and setup Jim.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    February 16, 2020

    OneBlade Genesis V1
    Feather FHS
    Elite Razor Buckeye Burl Two Band
    Savonniere du Moulin
    Barrister and Mann Reserve Cool
    Brooks Brothers Blue

  8. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    SOTD 02/16/20

    My MWF focus this month continues with one of my less well-behaved razor’s, my MMOC. This razor never fails to deliver an excellent close shave, but also requires attention to its use. If that attention wanders Madame Micromatic will bite!

    In this case, I chose to forgo my usual PAA Preshave Cube prep and simply stuck to my cold water rinse before lathering up for my first WTG pass! I used careful short strokes and avoided long sweeping ones, as those never failed to incite a bite in the past. The Pella PTFE Gem Blade swept through the whiskers like Sherman through Georgia! The result was a bloodless first pass that totally cleaned up the dome and left very slight roughness around the Adam’s Apple, which has proven problematic with this razor in the past.

    I relathered that area as well as the back of my head and did some ATG buffing. When I finished there was no heat at my throat and minimal stinging at the back of my head, but again, no blood! BBS with minor heat. So onward and upward!

    I just received back my repaired Rex Ambassador! The last time I used that razor, it wreaked havoc. I was unable to shave the dome for almost three days! So that’s on the docket For tomorrow. Today I feel clean, smooth and refreshed!

    BLADE: Pella PTFE Gem
    PREP: Cold water rinse
    BRUSH: Viking Silvertip Badger
    SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat
    POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed by Thayers Lavender WH and PAA Mentholated Mysterium Serum
  9. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Looking good Amigo.
  10. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Excellent shave and recap Jeff. Good luck with the Rex tomorrow.
  11. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    Thanks Clint! thumbsup.gif
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  12. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    I'm not sure they make memory cards with that kind of volume.
  13. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    When you do the Rule Training, Gillette Silver Blue is nice.

    PM me an address, I'll mail you a tuck if they are not in inventory.
  14. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

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  15. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Razor: Karve Christopher Bradley SS OC w/ "C" Plate
    Blade: Personna Platinum (6)
    Brush: Elite Razor Tres Amigos Desert Ironwood Beehive w/Envy White Knot
    Soap: Grooming Dept Ingress
    Aftershave: Floid Vigoroso
    Bowl: @twhite 3D Printer Bowl

    Some how I have gotten into a rule this month with the same brush, soap, and Karve razors. Fine by me.
    Another great shave with this gear. As I said before I'm really liking this soap. I believe they use duck fat, and it is the first soap I have that uses that fat. The soap lathers very easy, and it is slick, with lots of cushion. (thanks @ram57) Weather has been nuts here. Lots of snow and cold, very cold. I will sure be happy to see Spring arrive. I'm also hoping to play a few rounds of golf this Summer. I will have to see how that goes. :)
    Have a good day.

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  16. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Fine shave this morning with the same team as yesterday(Stoylin Ramblin Man soap&AS), but for the brush(Crown King Spindle Duro Tali). Pass 1 was a great success, but I stumbled some in Pass 2, with a couple weepers. Loading was a little better than yesterday-you want to make that brush look like an ice-cream cone and I ALMOST did. I came away feeling good. Overall: A Little More Excellent Than Yesterday.
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2020
  17. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Second shave this morning with the Imperial soap. Yesterday was a no shave. The ATT with the R2 plate took care of business. Three passes with no nicks or weepers. I am really liking this soap and I honestly believe it can hang with any soap in the den. My wife and I have a small day trip planned today. First time in a while we have been out by ourselves. Y'all take care and have a great Sunday! 20200216_085028.jpg
  18. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Back to back Epics! Awesome, Keith.
  19. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Awesome shave, pic and post, Jeff! Have a great Sunday!
  20. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Wonderful shave in your winter wonderland, Doug!
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