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

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by Primotenore, Dec 31, 2020.

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What's your 2021 Shaving Resolution?

  1. I am going to finally finish up some shave gear.

    16 vote(s)
    57.1%
  2. I am undertaking a No-Buy 2021.

    10 vote(s)
    35.7%
  3. I am going to finally complete a 30 DAY RULE.

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  4. I am going to complete a 30 DAY FOCUS.

    2 vote(s)
    7.1%
  5. You all can do what you want, I am going to focus on cookies.

    9 vote(s)
    32.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Six years ago, this thread was born out of an idea. An idea, that through group communication and feedback, the collective shaving group could achieve better and more satisfying shaves.

    In other words, learning from others. Shaving isn’t learned from a book; it’s learned by trial and error.

    Through the years, members have come and gone, but this goal has remained the same.

    As we begin our 7th year, one of my goals is to encourage the direction of this thread back to our “roots”,
    by increasing the participation in 30 Day Rules and 30 Day Focuses.

    What is the 30 Day Rule?
    Take ONE razor, ONE blade, ONE brush, ONE soap/cream and use them EVERYDAY of the month. EVERYDAY. Then, after the shave, post the results---in detail---pictures are better, and we have a real cache of talented photographers on TSD. Now, tell us what was good. What needed improvement. What needed a lot more attention. Put it out there for the other members to critique and/or make suggestions for improvement. And I also encourage us all to do just that.

    We all have something to offer and something to learn.
    I have learned, for instance, so much about straight razor shaving from the experts on this thread. Indeed, I would have never even attempted it without the invaluable tutelage of the denizens here.

    Admittedly, this is not only a serious and challenging commitment, but one, that most wet-shavers will choose not to undertake. For them…

    May I suggest the 30 Day Focus.
    Vary the gear for each shave, save, for perhaps, one or two elements. This is a GREAT way to work through some of those shave soaps you have accumulated over the years. Personally, finishing a tub of shave soap is a VERY rewarding feeling.

    These, of course, are just suggestions, but they do represent the heart and soul of this thread.

    Naturally, there are some rules that we all must follow, and they are:

    1. New Members always welcome. Start anytime.
    2. Old Members always welcome.
    3. Respect everyone.
    4. Refrain from political conversation.


    In conclusion, let's work together, to make this thread a vast wealth of knowledge and helpful information for anyone that might stumble upon us.
    And lastly, from Primo---to you and yours:

    Happy New Year!
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  2. Silvestris

    Silvestris Well-Known Member

    I'll think about it :)
     
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  3. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY Well-Known Member

    Wait just a minute there Joseph @Primotenore , now I have 2 threads to monitor at least for the next 8 hours ?!?!?! :cool:

    I'll be finishing up gear doing a 1508.5 perhaps all year and attempting a NB21 with Jim @jluc as my Sponsor :happy097:
     
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  4. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    What, the deaf leading the blind!!! :p :happy068:
     
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  5. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    I’ll continue what I do every month! Shave with whatever trips my fancy! On a serious note, I will continue to attempt to reduce the safety razor collection, and probably accumulate more straights! :kngt:
     
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  6. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY Well-Known Member

    It's okay Jeff, I'm fluent in ASL :p
     
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  7. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    My theme for this month is Jumping January.

    I will just jump from one setup to another with consecutive repeats thrown in for good measure.
    I will lean more heavily to shavette and safety razors this month with straights on the weekends. Mind you, this isn't written in stone because I reserve the right to choose whatever I decide to use on any day.
     
  8. Frank Shaves

    Frank Shaves Well-Known Member

    I'm in for the 30 Day Rule. One razor, on blade one soap and one brush.

    Razor: 1954 Gillette flare tip. (Z 3 date code)
    Blade: Shaverboy Stainless
    Soap: Wilkinson Sword Shaving Soap
    Brush: Wilkinson Sword.

    :eatdrink013:
     
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  9. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome Frank.welcome aboard..the flare tip will tick all the boxes once you master it..:cool:
     
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  10. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY Well-Known Member

    Nice razor choice! I just gifted a 1956 to a friend today. Looking forward to following your journey with this setup.
     
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  11. Frank Shaves

    Frank Shaves Well-Known Member

    Thanks! I hope to give it a shot! :happy088:
     
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  12. Frank Shaves

    Frank Shaves Well-Known Member

    Nice gift! Thanks for commenting! I like the idea of shaving with a razor that was used before Elvis was "The King"...:happy102:
     
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  13. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Welcome to the Crew, Frank!

    Sent from my SM-T510 using Tapatalk
     
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  14. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Well, December has been so much fun reading the banter, despite being hard to keep up, that I have to join for January. I guess I have until tomorrow to decide which brush and soap. I think I will likely use the Fatboy, though that may change overnight. I'm leaning towards the citrus spice, as I love the scent and performance. Thanks for starting up another month, Joseph. I look forward to it with expectation.

    Chris - enjoying learning, whatever the subject
     
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  15. Frank Shaves

    Frank Shaves Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the welcome! I'm also in the No-Buy 2021 gang! :happy088:
     
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  16. Frank Shaves

    Frank Shaves Well-Known Member

    Use the Fatboy! :signs021:
     
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  17. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Very cool! Good luck!

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  18. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Welcome Frank! I am biased, but 1955 was a very good year!
     
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  19. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Glad that your here, Chris!
     
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  20. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Happy New Year gang.

    I’m going to follow leads given by @Primotenore and @Frank Shaves and go for a traditional 30 day rule.

    Here is my setup....

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    Bill
     
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