July 2017 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by NCoxSTL, Jun 30, 2017.


Which of the following will you use during July?

  1. Traditional Straight Razor

    13 vote(s)
  2. DE Safety razor

    37 vote(s)
  3. SE razor

    21 vote(s)
  4. Popsicle Stick Razor

    9 vote(s)
  5. Sharpened Ax

    1 vote(s)
  6. Katana sword

    1 vote(s)
  7. Slightly sharpened butter knife

    2 vote(s)
  8. Cookies. I'm here for the cookies. Why, oh why do you torment us this way?

    10 vote(s)
  9. Pain Stick

    6 vote(s)
  10. Shavette

    7 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
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  1. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Good picture and setup.

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  2. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Very nice photo.

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  3. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos


    Jul 31 SOTD:

    Stirling Frozen Tundra
    Ever-Ready Brush w/Cashmere
    Gillette Slim
    Big Ben (1)
    Stirling Unscented PSB
    Fine Platinum AS

    It was a great month of shaves. I managed 20 on a Rapira PL blade, which was definitely a personal record for me. During the last couple of months I had another Russian blade goes for 16, so a strong showing from the Russians. The Feather didn't quite make it as long, but still 6 shaves. Not too bad.

    I had lots of fun as well. Thanks everyone for a good time. I hope everyone has a great day!
  4. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Great photo and recap of July

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  5. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Thank you, Clint! I hope your Monday goes smoothly.
  6. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    July 31, 2017
    OneBlade Genesis V2
    Feather FHS-10 (1)
    Rubberset 400 with WSP HMW
    Mystic Water Lavender Lime
    Folsom & Co Shambala


    A wonderful shave is a great way to start the week. The big 400 lathered up the MW Lavender Lime into a rich, slick lather. The trick with MW soaps is to take the time loading the soap with a well shaken damp brush. You want a shiny pasty coating on the puck and the brush before beginning to lather. The window for water is somewhat small so add water slowly. For those that face lather finishing up with paint brush strokes really makes a difference. If you live in a hard water area MW can prove to be very difficult. I went with a two pass shave, XTG followed by ATG. Skin stretching minimized the amount of touch ups. The end result was a smooth near perfect shave. I finished with a splash of F&C Shambala. I hope everyone has a great Monday. I am off to try and see the Doctors today. I have been fighting ongoing abdominal pain for the last 2-3 weeks and perhaps some tests will provide answers.
  7. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    July 2017 Recap


    My Focus for the month was improving the results of my shaves along my neck. I have one spot on the bottom right neck that is my constants nemesis. By using skin stretching and buffing the area, the shave results have improved dramatically. I will continue to work on that area in the future.

    As always, I have enjoyed following the posts and watching everyone progress. Thanks again for a great month.
  8. BaylorGator

    BaylorGator MISTER Fancypants

    I love these recap shots, Clint. As always, great shots!
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  9. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

    31 July 2017 Menthol Monday OLD Blade Focus Shave

    Pre: A bunch of Hot water, soap from the container and a hot towel
    Razor: 1911 Gillette Single Ring OLD Type
    Blade: Rapira Platinum Lux
    Brush: JR#161, NY Mets Special Edition
    Soap: Catie's Bubbles "Sunrise"
    Post: Hot/Cold water rinse, alum block, cold towelx2, Dominello Vitali Calming Post Shave Moisturizer
    After Shave: Proraso Green Lozione Dopobarba

    Good Monday morning my fellow Denizens!! Last day of July. Adjustable August awaits! This week and next will be taken up with my final blade auditions for my OLD. Then I will break out my '71 SA-109
    IMG_0244.JPG Loaded with the Voskhod, it's a stubble killer.
    On to today's shave!
    Since it's Menthol Monday, I had a tough call. "Sunrise" or C O Bigelow?
    Catie's Bubbles "Sunrise" won the coin toss and kicked off the week in fine style. Using @Jayaruh's Special Edition brush, I whipped up a great lather. Slick, smelled fantastic and left a nice Post face feel. The OLD/Rapira duo mowed down my workweek stubble in 2.5 passes of shaving excellence.
    It's gonna be about 89 in the Great Garden State today, so I splashed on some Proraso Green Lozione Dopobarba. Very cooling!
    Happy Monday people!!
    May your day lead you to an opportunity to excel!!
  10. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    It was a good month. I mastered the four pass straight shave and am getting consistently good shaves. Thanks for being here guys. [​IMG]
  11. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

    HOOAH! Brian!!
  12. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Great picture and another great wrap to the month, Clint! I always like the shave calendar posts.
  13. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Randy and Jim. :happy088: Many times I take the pictures for the upcoming week on Saturday or Sunday afternoon. The calendar app on the phone helps me remember which photo goes with each day. :D
  14. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    Praise from our resident outdoor photo master, I am humbled. Thank you Sir!

    You are more organized than I. Many times my product choices are inspired by discussion here at TSD. Sometimes just moments before I shave.
  15. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    For most of the year I have been on a brush and soap a week so that makes things more organized.
  16. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    You had some great blade runs Jim! And only used 2 blades for the month!
    Very nice photo, Clint! I hope you get some relief!
    Another great month, Clint!
  17. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    I tried the Soap of the Week Focus. It gave a different perspective as the pucks got more hydrated from repeated use. Also made for easier loading of badger brushes. Since I tend towards every other days shaves & have more soaps than I can cycle through in a month, boar and synth brushes are chosen more often. Epiphany! I understand myself a little better.
    Thanks for what you do Clint!
  18. Boojum1

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    Monday, July 31, 2017

    Simpson Chubby 2 Synthetic
    Krampert's Finest Frostbite
    OneBlade Genesis V1
    Feather FHS-10
    Krampert's Finest Frostbite AS
    Pino Silvestri

    Had a great July here with the 30 Day Crew. :eatdrink047: Looking forward to a wet & wild August full of shenanigans. :git:

    Last edited: Jul 31, 2017
  19. Boojum1

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    Boys of summer!
  20. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    Thanks Jim! :happy088:
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