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. b1hart

    b1hart Well-Known Member

    Great Bay Rum start to the day Joe, have a fun day wit 'dem yutes!

    It's always a good time for coffee! Very nice OT, love that brush handle! Have a tremendous Thursday as well Dave!

    Always a good thing when the meds start working, glad you are feeling better Clint! Nice combo with the MrEE and OB! Have a great day!

    Super fun image of y'all enjoying time together! Nice setup and results, Joe. Happy Thursday!

    24 degrees is just too cold. Cool image of the shave setup, love the tractor prop Danny! Have a great day yourself!
     
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  2. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Fabulous post Joe. Thanks for sharing the photos.


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  3. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY Well-Known Member

    Great shave and better photo. Have a good day Danny !
     
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  4. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY Well-Known Member

    Thanks Blair :eatdrink047:
     
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  5. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    :happy088:
     
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  6. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    January 14th
    Canadian Old Type w Rapira SS (2)
    Zenith boar/Resin
    Palmolive Menthol SC
    Thayers
    Dior Eau Sauvage AS
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    A pleasant shave this morning. A very nice lather and Ok results. I’m not completely smooth and the blade feels like it is losing a little sharpness already in the second day, to be honest. Will try another one in a different razor next week as part of the focus. I can squeeze (literally) another day out of this cream, methinks.
    It is 5C here in the Rockies today- seems like a good reason to break out this great juice.
    Have a great day all!
     
  7. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

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    SOTD THURSDAY MORNING, Day 5 of Gillette Focus, January 14, 2021

    Woke up this morning to a 32°F bright, sunny morning. We’re currently on day five of the 50 year or older Gillette safety razor focus. Today’s selection is a Gillette New RFB (Raised Flat Bottom) dating from 1930 with a ball end handle. Many of us who own this razor appreciate its efficiency. Of late I’ve been using Kai blades which happen to be a smidge wider than regular DE blades, and must say that I enjoy the increased blade feel, to say nothing about the already great shaving characteristics of this particular design. The dome shave this morning exceeded my expectations. I really like this shaver, whose results left my dome dolphin smooth.

    The mug shave featured my NOS DH 1000 Nichiri Tokusen 6/8. There’s definitely something special about Japanese Silver Steel straight razors. This is the one razor whose edge I haven’t retouched. When I received it several months ago, it had a decent bevel. My son Ben had just completed his jnat progression and was looking for a blade to refinish. I happily volunteered this one and ended up with an incredible buttery smooth edge that I know I could never improve on. Today’s mug shave was every bit as good as the prior dome shave, and left your happy narrator in a state of velveteen bliss! I feel clean, smoooth, and refreshed!

    RAZOR: DH 1000 Nichiri Tokusen 6/8 (Mug), Gillette New RFB (Dome)
    BLADE: Kai DE
    PREP: Cold water rinse followed by a scrub with Argan Oil
    BRUSH: MrEE Knurled Aluminum Handle Hybrid Knot #007
    SOAP: Mitchell’s Wool Fat
    POSTSHAVE: Cold water wash with brush squeezings followed by Humphreys Lilac WH. Finished with A&E Post-Shave Serum.
     
  8. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Great looking shave and photo Danny.


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  9. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Blair


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  10. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Awesome photo and shave lineup Jason.


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  11. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Well...still means I did it....just wanted you to see I took great care in saying "If".
     
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  12. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Fantastic shave recap and photo Jeff. Take care and be safe.


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  13. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    January Rule
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    3P~~dubl duck~~'11 R41/Gillette Platinum~~Aramis Havana
    Let's get back to superlatives, shall we?

    Excellent, albeit drying lather from the 3P.
    You can see that while the infamous doughnut has appeared, there are quite a few shaves remaining. :angry019:
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    Be that as it may, a rule is a rule.
    Just "looking" at the lather, one might rightly conclude that this is simply amazing.
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    Inserted yet another new Gillette Platinum into the 2011 R41.
    Keeping the angle was easy today, as was using no excess pressure.
    Eschewed the 90˚ ATG neck shave, as this is a can of worms I choose not to open.
    Nonetheless, I did cause a couple of minor weepers on the neck. :angry019:
    Used the Dickinson's WH to de-soap my skin and then opted for the
    Stirling Unscented Glacial ASB.
    Me thinks there are parabens in this product. If anyone can confirm or deny,
    I would be appreciative.
    Todays FOTD© is the original formulation of Aramis Havana.
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    First use and it has yet to settle into the dry down, so I will reserve my opinion for the time being.
    Top notes are striking and olfactory pleasing. :happy088:
     
  14. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Duly noted, Paul.















    I am having such great fun with you...
     
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  15. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Nice Slim shave, Joe! Enjoy your day today and stay safe! :)
     
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  16. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Great Single Ring shave, Dave! I’ll be shaving with mine Saturday. Enjoy your shaves and stay safe out there! :)
     
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  17. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Great OneBlade shave, Clint! Glad the meds finally kicked in and you’re feeling better! Enjoy your day and stay safe out there. :cool:
     
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  18. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Don't forget about Buckwheat!

     
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  19. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Great shave, Joe! Enjoy your day and stay safe out there! :cool:
     
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  20. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Awesome shave and picture Barry!
     
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