January 2019 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by NCoxSTL, Dec 31, 2018.


What is your New Year shaving related resolution?

  1. I'm going to do the hardest of all - a No-Buy '19

    9 vote(s)
  2. I'm going to try shaving with straight razors (pain sticks included)

    9 vote(s)
  3. I'm going to reduce the number of soaps in my den

    14 vote(s)
  4. I'm going to buy everything in sight and build an addition to hold it all!!

    6 vote(s)
  5. I'm going to shave. Simple, right?

    30 vote(s)
  6. I'm going to eat more cookies. Or donuts. Or ice cream.

    17 vote(s)
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  1. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    Nice shave, Randy! Question about the CL Yuzu Rose...how much rose scent is there? I was thinking that you aren’t a floral guy...which kinda makes me wonder if it’s one that I’d enjoy. Typically, I dislike any floral scents (except lavender).
  2. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    Cool razor and photo, Danny - and great report! It’s an interesting piece of hardware.
  3. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    I saw a DE similar to this in an antique shop. Do the gears on the cap make the base plate & blade slide left/right?
  4. Hembree

    Hembree Well-Known Member

    Thanks Bruce.
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  5. Terry

    Terry Well-Known Member

    I make my own hand / bar soap using lard. It doesn't lather a bunches compared to some soap. I have found that it doesn't dry out my skin like store bought soaps do. I get a good cleaning, even when I have stuff like car grease on the hands.
    Also stopped the itching I had in the wintertime on my legs.
    Lard? Yep, lard!
  6. Hembree

    Hembree Well-Known Member

    Actually the blade slides back and forth in between the base plate and top cap. A regular DE blade will lock the oscillating feature. This video will explain better than I can. Thanks.

  7. Terry

    Terry Well-Known Member

    Thank Jim.
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  8. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Clint!
    Time will tell how deep into the dark side I go, which is the reason for the Parker experiment. I could end up being just a weekend warrior. However, the possibility exists that it’ll win me over and become a regular thing.
    The coolest razor that I own, you already have! ;)
  9. Terry

    Terry Well-Known Member

    Been there.....
    Sorry to hear it.
  10. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

    17 January, MMXIX A.D.


    Parker SRX
    @jtspartan crafted Tuxedo
    JoHS 30DC LE "Blood on Steel"

    If one is a newbie looking for DE based shavette, start here. The stainless construction adds heft and glide to each stroke. Two passes to DFS.

    Unseasonably warm, dogs wanted to hunt again today. Other than that...all is quiet in Colorado.

    Have a fantastic Friday!


  11. NCoxSTL


    January - Shavettes and Jeeves!

    January 17 - Blade Trials

    Razor - 1962 (H1) Gillette Slim (9)
    Blade - [​IMG] (3)
    Soap - Arko
    Brush - The Canuck
    Post - Alum

    Final trial shave for the Vi-John Super Stainless. The Slim is on "me" and ready to go and the Canuck turned the Arko into its usual easy and magnificent lather. I can say that I'm feeling just a bit of roughness with the blade at this setting and that may be because of the razor or it could also be the third shave effect on the blade. My experience with Indian blades reminds me that they aren't always the longest lasting in the stash. However, the overall feel was still smooth and the result was fine. I managed to remember the little cut by my ear and adjust to the cap as I went over that so no blood tonight. Three passes, the baby is in the house and the alum is barely beginning to talk a little. As I said, not usually the longest lasting blades but more than capable, nevertheless.

    I would have to give the Vi-John an A- for its performance in the trial. It seems to prefer a middle to aggressive style razor though it performed well in the mild setting as well. Just had to work a bit harder there. No bloody messes, no screaming alum - I'd say it's a fine blade and would be fine in a pinch when the shavepocalypse happens! Still to come, it's platinum brother.

    More winter weather on the way for the STL area, though not supposed to be as bad as last weekend. We'll see. Hope your Friday leads you into the weekend in fine style!

    January 17 2019.jpg
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  12. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Terrific picture, Jason!
  13. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Thank you, Clint!
  14. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Sorry to hear this, Andrew.
  15. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Great picture, Danny!
  16. Terry

    Terry Well-Known Member

    Great post Danny! I too have one of these. Mine cleaned up nice. After I get the open blade focus done, gonna go through some that I haven't used yet.
    Good read!
  17. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Beautiful picture, Bruce!

    Thank you!
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  18. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    Long day today. Sorry I haven't been around and able to comment and discuss. I'll say this is my 9,000th post on TSD. I'm glad to be posting it here in the 30 Day Crew!
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  19. NCoxSTL


    Congrats on the 9000!!!:bounce017::bounce017::bounce017: Glad you're a part of the crew! We couldn't do it without you!
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  20. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Congrats on 9000 posts, Perry!

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