Discussion in 'Shave School' started by NCoxSTL, Dec 31, 2018.
You're looking good @wchnu! The daily multivitamin must be working!
Congrats on your milestone, Perry! I always enjoy reading your posts and seeing your SOTD photos. Have fun at the conference.
Congrats on the new job, Fuzzy! 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.
17 days in the books and we're on track for a ~7000 post month.
I've been a reactor operator at a chemical plant the last 21 years .
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.
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.
Nice shot, Chris.
That is one good-looking razor, Keith.
Like a boss, Chris! Very nice indeed!
Thank you, Jim!
Congrats on the 9k Perry. Looking forward to the next 9k.
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Congrats on 9,000 posts, Perry!
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...
January 18 SOTD:
Razor: Karve Christopher Bradley
Blade: Feather Hi-Stainless
Brush: Ever-Ready 150
Lather: Palmolive Classic Shave Stick
Aftershave: Fine Platinum
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!
Great photo and shave, Rick! Congrats on the progress!
Beautiful photo and filter effect, Jim! Nice gear selection again today, too!
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.
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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