January 2020 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by NCoxSTL, Dec 31, 2019.

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What year did you join our happy band of shavers?

  1. 2015 - CHARTER MEMBER - I was here the day we began!

    6 vote(s)
    10.7%
  2. 2015 - February or later

    4 vote(s)
    7.1%
  3. 2016

    4 vote(s)
    7.1%
  4. 2017

    7 vote(s)
    12.5%
  5. 2018

    8 vote(s)
    14.3%
  6. 2019

    17 vote(s)
    30.4%
  7. I'm brand new in 2020

    5 vote(s)
    8.9%
  8. I don't remember. I've inhaled too much shaving soap for my brain to function.

    8 vote(s)
    14.3%
  9. Not sure but it's been longer than a day

    6 vote(s)
    10.7%
  10. So we still get cookies, right? And ice cream? I heard rumors.

    16 vote(s)
    28.6%
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  1. brit

    brit in a box

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    good morning gents,wednesday shave,loaded the nickel new sc cambridge with a platinum,lathered up the tfs crazy sandalwood with the yaqi twilight badger,and got an absolutely awesome 2+ bbs .love this combination/set up.fine santal absolut to cap off the smooth.have a fine day everyone..
     
  2. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

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    SOTD 01/22/20

    SWMBO returns this afternoon, so I get to indulge my scent deprivation syndrome ((SDS) for one last day. After a series of great shaves with my Gibbs Adjustable, I decided to spend the next few days shaving with one of my favorites, the LaResche 77. Although the razor appears intimidating, it’s actually one of the smoothest shavers in my Den. Armed with a Suneko blade, it swept right through my whiskers cushioned by a Soap Commander ‘Honor’ lather enhanced by PAA’s Preshave Cube. Two passes on the face for a near BBS and one and a half on the still tender noggin, recovering from its savaging by my defective Rex two days ago, and I happily settled for a very easy DFS.

    After sending Matt Pisarcik numerous detailed photos, he’s asked that I send the Rex in for repair/servicing. So all is well on that front.

    I really enjoyed the ‘Honor’ soap and Ogallala Bay Rum/Sandalwood AS, which I can’t use when SWMBO’s around. So all is well in southeastern PA! I feel clean, smoooth and refreshed, ready for the day!

    RAZOR: LaResche 77
    BLADE: Suneko
    PREP: Cold water rinse and scrub with PAA’s Preshave Cube Soap
    BRUSH: Viking Silvertip Badger
    SOAP: Soap Commander Honor
    POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed by Thayers Lavender WH and finished with Ogallala Bay Rum & Sandalwood AS Splash
     
  3. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Absolutely awesome, Gary!
     
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  4. brit

    brit in a box

    fantastic outlawed shave Jeff,have a great day..:)
     
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  5. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    Great shaves, reports, and pics gentlemen. Sorry for responding en masse, but it's been a wild couple of days--probably won't even get to squeeze in a shave today.
     
  6. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you Jim..:),it was a great shave..
     
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  7. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Thanks Gary!
    tp
     
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  8. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Thanks Tim!
    Good luck on the busy..
    tp
     
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  9. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    Looking fantastic (as always) guys. Have a great day :D
     
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  10. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Terrific shave, Jeff!
    Matt at RE is great to deal with. Always quick responses to any of my queries.
     
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  11. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Thank you, Tim!
     
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  12. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Thanks, Tim!
     
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  13. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you Tim .:)yourself as well..
     
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  14. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Thanks, Gary! Hopefully, the fragrance will have faded by her return. I’ll wash with soap and water in any case before I pick her up at the airport. Poor thing gets migraines from fragrance. The things we do for the love of a good woman! :angry017:
     
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  15. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Thanks, Tim.
     
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  16. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    He’s a really nice kid! He’s my second oldest son’s age. I met him at the Shave Collectibles Mtg last October. He’s close to 7 ft tall! I have no doubt that he’ll take good care of me!
     
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  17. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Great NEW Deluxe SC shave, Gary! Great pic and gear! Enjoy your day!
     
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  18. MrEE

    MrEE Well-Known Member

    Jan 22nd

    Razor: Stahly Live Blade
    Blade: Voskhod (3)
    Brush: Simpson X3 Best Badger
    PS: Proraso Green
    SS & AS: Stirling Piacenza

    This week has turned out to be the polar opposite of a rule or a focus. It's been fun and actually I am noticing a slight improvement. The occasional irritation I get on my neck is happening less often and it's less severe when it does.

    No hot lather today so back to the normal sample routine of spreading a small pinch of soap on the bottom of my lather bowl. I do like the hot lather just a little better, but I really need another cup or mug to make it work with my samples.

    The Stahly is a fun razor. Like others I didn't feel like the vibration improved the shave. It did cover all audio feedback from the blade and the blade did glide over the rougher areas, at first I thought that was awesome and then I realized it wasn't really removing the stubble.

    In the end I added a .5 pass without vibration for 3.5 passes in total for a DFS finish. The alum and AS burned a little so I don't think my skin liked the last .5 pass.

    Conclusion: The vibranting handle is a gimmick that doesn't really help and may reduce the quality of the shave.

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  19. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    When I contacted them last year, they said I could send it back, but I didn't bother. I can live with it.
     
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  20. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Great Bay Rum shave, Clint! I actually got to indulge in some Bay Rum Splash myself this morning! As always, exquisite pic and gorgeous high end kit!
     
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