January 2019 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

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

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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)
    17.6%
  2. I'm going to try shaving with straight razors (pain sticks included)

    9 vote(s)
    17.6%
  3. I'm going to reduce the number of soaps in my den

    14 vote(s)
    27.5%
  4. I'm going to buy everything in sight and build an addition to hold it all!!

    6 vote(s)
    11.8%
  5. I'm going to shave. Simple, right?

    30 vote(s)
    58.8%
  6. I'm going to eat more cookies. Or donuts. Or ice cream.

    17 vote(s)
    33.3%
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  1. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    You're looking good @wchnu! The daily multivitamin must be working! :happy088:
     
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  2. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Congrats on your milestone, Perry! I always enjoy reading your posts and seeing your SOTD photos. Have fun at the conference.
     
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  3. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Congrats on the new job, Fuzzy! :eatdrink047: I spent 32 years working a few different jobs in a chemical plant, so I know the drill. With your BBS shaves, you should have no trouble passing the respirator fit test. Be safe. :)
     
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  4. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    17 days in the books and we're on track for a ~7000 post month.

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  5. Rob206

    Rob206 Well-Known Member

    I've been a reactor operator at a chemical plant the last 21 years .
    Ecolab :):)
     
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  6. BaylorGator

    BaylorGator Well-Known Member

    Congrats, brother!
     
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  7. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Not sure there is a real advantage. I just am in the habit of taking my triple-milled soaps and, using my kitchen box-grater, grating and pressing. Perhaps it allows some moisture to infiltrate the soap when blooming, although I tend to really pack in it. Also, when the puck doesn't fit in the container, this prevents water from sitting underneath the puck. Maybe a flatter surface will allow your brush to pick up more product. Too bad it's not working for you Randy, I find that I Coloniali creates a magnificent lather. Good luck.
     
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  8. BaylorGator

    BaylorGator Well-Known Member

    Got it. I Coloniali actually has a weird structure that makes it crumble when pressed and then when compressed further becomes very hard and solid again, so I achieved the same results in a different way. Anyway, I tend to get bored without a new experiment to try, and this is a fun one. I’m in a small minority, but this soap has never held the magic for me that it does for others. Who knows, if it doesn’t work maybe I’ll be able to work out a trade with Mark @Boojum1 to let loose of one of those gorgeous LE synthetic Chubby's. Unlikely, but a boy can dream. Besides, Mark would only have 157 of them at that point, which might be make his collection slightly less impressive. :)
     
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  9. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Nice shot, Chris.
     
  10. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    That is one good-looking razor, Keith.
     
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  11. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    Like a boss, Chris! Very nice indeed!
     
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  12. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member


    Thank you, Jim!
     
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  13. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Congrats on the 9k Perry. Looking forward to the next 9k.


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  14. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    Congrats on 9,000 posts, Perry!
     
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  15. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info, Randy. I remember you posting the other day that CL fragrances are an acquired taste, and I have to agree. I only have two (plus some samples) - Unconditional Surrender and *2018* (two large-ish samples from the Maggard's Meet). It took several uses of both to warm up to them, but now I love them. He knows what he's doing. And, he throws some good skincare stuff in there as well. I'm intrigued by the YRP now...
    Thanks again!
     
  16. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

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    January 18 SOTD:

    Razor: Karve Christopher Bradley
    Blade: Feather Hi-Stainless
    Brush: Ever-Ready 150
    Lather: Palmolive Classic Shave Stick
    Aftershave: Fine Platinum
    Additional Care:
    Stirling Unscented PSB

    A nice shave this morning to help wake up. I am dragging a bit this morning, so a little cleanup definitely helps some. The day should be quiet heading into the weekend. I hope everyone has a great day!
     
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  17. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    Great photo and shave, Rick! Congrats on the progress!
     
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  18. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    Beautiful photo and filter effect, Jim! Nice gear selection again today, too!
     
  19. Rob206

    Rob206 Well-Known Member

    I tried the Osage rub last night for the first time. I'm not sure but I think there's menthol in it. Holy crap.
    :happy102:
     
  20. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    SOTD January 18, 2019
    Alphabetical journey through soaps and creams
    Letter R Fat Friday detour

    Prep: Cold water and Stirling mentholated pre-shave soap
    Blade: GEM PTFE
    Razor: GEM Featherweight
    Brush: Omega 10049 boar
    Soap: Mitchell's Wool Fat
    Post: Witch hazel, Fine American Blend aftershave

    Excellent shave this morning. The guys on S.E.R.F. (Single Edge Razor Fans) on Facebook were having a Featherweight Friday, so I joined in. Used this razor earlier this week, too. Nice, smooth shave with wonderful lather and a quality finish from the Fine American Blend.

    Another day of conferencing. Enjoy your day!

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