February 2021 30 Day Rule/30 Day Focus Pic and Discussion Thread- All are Welcome

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by Primotenore, Jan 31, 2021.

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What are you shaving plans for February?

  1. I am going to finally complete a 30 (28) Day Rule.

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  2. I am going to finally finish my first tub of soap.

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  3. I am going to finally shave with a DE razor.

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  4. I am going to join the Dark Side and give straight razor shaving a try.

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  5. I am going to hone my first straight razor.

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  6. I am going to mix it up and shave with anything I want.

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  7. I am going to learn how to bake cookies from scratch.

    3 vote(s)
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  8. I am abstaining from taking part in ludicrous polls.

    7 vote(s)
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  1. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Welcome to February's edition of the 30 Day Rule/Focus Picture and Discussion Thread.
    (Phew, that's a mouthful!)
    What are some of the things we can look forward to in February?
    Groundhog's Day :scared003: iu.jpg
    Washington's Birthday :greet002: gilbert_stuart_williamstown_portrait_of_george_washington_full_width.jpg
    Valentine's Day :love055: iu.jpg
    Lincoln's Birthday :greet002: 440px-Abraham_Lincoln_O-77_matte_collodion_print.jpg
    The Super Bowl :eatdrink020: iu.jpg

    Sure, these things are all really cool and I am sure we are all waiting with bated breath for them to arrive, but.....
    How about 28 great shaves? :happy036:
    How about 28 shaves using the same gear? :shocked003:
    How about 28 shaves using one particular
    piece of shaving gear for every shave? :happy088:

    Isn't that really why we are here?
    To master that new R102, right @Trigger ? (edited, just before going to print)
    To try out those 28 new soaps and razors and brushes that are coming this month, right @clint64 ?
    To finally come clean and admit to loving the scent of Tabac, right @jgreenepa ?
    To NOT purchase a single shaving-related item---this month---

    or for the next 11 months, right @Paul Turner ? :eatdrink013:
    To turn some beautiful handles, @jtspartan and @MrEE ?
    I tease, but
    this thread is blessed with a bountiful amount of fine, funny, generous and all-around good people. I missed mentioning most of you, I'll put that on my "honey-do" list for the months to come...

    I am going to mos def© do a soap focus, indeed a soap 3017 iu.jpg
    But let's get down to brass tacks, shall we? iu.jpg

    What is the 30 Day Rule?
    Take ONE razor, ONE blade, ONE brush, ONE soap/cream and use them EVERYDAY of the month.

    :smiley respect: to @Edison Carter for completing (almost...that darn convex stone :angry019:) his 30 Day Rule.

    What is the 30 Day Focus?
    Vary the gear for each shave, save, for perhaps, one or two elements.
    A few of were quite successful with their 30 Day Focus. :happy096:

    Or, just have great shaves and support the rest of the members, as they learn to use new gear.
    A...Gillette Red Tip, for example...:happy088:

    There are a few rules and here they are:
    1. New Members always welcome. Start anytime.
    2. Old Members always welcome.
    3. Respect everyone.
    4. Refrain from political conversation.


    Let's get out there and win not just one, but 28 for the Gipper, shall we? iu.jpg

    Hope everyone has a terrific month; full of health, happiness and BBS shaves.

    By the way:
    Introducing our new 30 Day Rule/Focus Motto:

    "To Shave, Share, Support and Educate"©
     
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  2. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    GREAT start to the month Joseph, THANKS
    :happy096:
     
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  3. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    I like the new motto!
     
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  4. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    I do too but Joseph is a little sketchy on the "Support" part beings he's a Butcher of Black Hog Hair :eatdrink013:
     
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  5. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Shave
    Share
    Support
    Educate


    Love It!
     
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  6. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Nice message as always, @Primotenore . That's right...for me(and others doing NB '21)1 month down, 11 to go. Or, for a lowest common denominator-actually there IS none. :). In this month, more practice at "negotiatin" that Red Tip 1957 razor from Gillette. I hope to keep crankin' up those Outta This World Excellent shaves. And as always the good-natured communication with everyone here. Here's to another month of "negotiatin', crankin'(up)and communicatin'(as always)with our friendly and fun group. Let's have more great shaves, fellas!! :).
     
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  7. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I want to thank you, Mr. Cawtuh, and others who have shown me great...well....that 3rd from the top persuasion, as I work with my Gillette 1957 Red Tip. SUPPORT, that's it. :).
     
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  8. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Count me in for February. @Primotenore is correct, I do have some new stuff inbound. The main goal is to finish up some software. I need to pick out some good targets for finishing up.
     
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  9. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    I’m also looking forward to February as well! I turn 74 early in the month, and am eagerly awaiting the arrival of my new relatively rare 8/8 stubtail currently residing at the razor beauty spa in Sandpoint, ID. I’ll continue shaving with whatever strikes my fancy each day, but will trudge on with the A&E Shaving Butter. I'm developing a real affection for the stuff. I need to travel to TN this next weekend to help my bride settle the estate of her stepfather who passed away this last Tuesday. My shave kit for the trip is as yet undetermined, but I’m considering taking 7 straights and my Supply V2 safety razor for all my shaves. Should be interesting. And no, Joseph, I don’t ever anticipate using Tabac as I gave away my tub to my grandson. :cool:
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2021
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  10. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Sorry to hear of the loss Jeff, safe travels
     
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  11. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Monday February 1, 2021
    Razor: Lupo .72
    Blade: Wizamet (2)
    Brush: Grizzly Bay/Oumo SHD
    Soap: Lakewood SOCP (1508.5 Project)
    AS 1: Humphrey's Alcoholado Maravilla 70
    AS 2: Clubman Citrus Musk
    Fragrance: Spicebomb

    Back to the Soap Project which is just about doughnut holed so the end is in site. 1st use of the .72 SB Lupo and it reminds me of the DLC Lupo but I like the looks better. I think I prefer the .95 but am on the fence until I compare them more closely. I know the Spicebomb doesn't really match up with the Citrus Musk but it overtakes it just right with the lime musk peaking sporadically and I LOVE this peppery/spicy scent any time of year. Hope Fluffy is safe while out plowing the enemy attacking his domain. Have a great day everyone !!!

    IMG_20210131_192100342_HDR.jpg
     
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  12. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Thanks, Dave.:cool:
     
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  13. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
  14. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Lime , pepper, spice .....yeah works for me Dave :)
     
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  15. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Thanks Patrick
     
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  16. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Awesome shave and photo David.
     
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  17. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Thanks Clint
     
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  18. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Great start for the month Dave! Have a good day!
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2021
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  19. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    February 1, 2021
    Tatara Masamune
    Feather
    Tatara/Semogue Boar
    AOS Lavender Shave Cream
    Fine Lavender Pour Homme Aftershave

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    Happy Monday. I decided to follow along with @Primotenore and finish my AOS Lavender Cream. With any luck I will finish it this month if I use it 5-6 times a week. I will be using the Tatara Masamune SB for the next couple days. The razor is "mild" but very efficient when I do my part maintaining the angle. Three passes and touch ups ended in a drama free BBS shave. I couldn't ask for a better way to start the month. I hope everyone has a great Monday.
     
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  20. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    That cream is on deck after my sandalwood. I am, however, going to wait until springtime to titanic it. Too many commas :signs002:
     
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