July 2017 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

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Which of the following will you use during July?

  1. Traditional Straight Razor

    13 vote(s)
    27.1%
  2. DE Safety razor

    37 vote(s)
    77.1%
  3. SE razor

    21 vote(s)
    43.8%
  4. Popsicle Stick Razor

    9 vote(s)
    18.8%
  5. Sharpened Ax

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  6. Katana sword

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  7. Slightly sharpened butter knife

    2 vote(s)
    4.2%
  8. Cookies. I'm here for the cookies. Why, oh why do you torment us this way?

    10 vote(s)
    20.8%
  9. Pain Stick

    6 vote(s)
    12.5%
  10. Shavette

    7 vote(s)
    14.6%
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  1. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

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    Looking good Jim.
     
  2. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Excellent picture Randy.
     
  3. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    It's going to be a busy week, but I'll finally get to meet my Grandson I'm a few days
    SOTD
    Irisch Moos Shave Stick
    Wolf Whiskers Brush
    Torrey 136 Shoulderless Razor
    Lucky Tiger
    Pitrulon Classic After Shave
    Have a great week!
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  4. RetLEO-07

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

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    10 July 2017 Menthol Monday
    OLD Blade Focus Shave

    Pre: Plenty hot water, soap from the puck and a hot towel
    Razor: 1911 Gillette OLD
    Blade: Gillette Silver Blue
    Brush: Omega 10098
    Soap: Catie's Bubbles "Sunrise"
    Post: Hot/Cold rinse, alum block, cold towelx2, Dominello Vitali Calming Post Shave Moisturizer
    After Shave: Proraso Green Lozione Dopobarba

    As this is Menthol Monday I broke out Catie's Bubbles "Sunrise". This soap has taken over from my usual staple, Proraso Green/C O Bigelow cream. Smells great, and using the big Italian boar, lathers even better.
    The scent really is fantastic. Citrus, spice and this morning I finally could smell some peppermint. Add to that a menthol kick on the second pass and you have a great Monday morning soap.
    Second shave with my OLD, first on weekday stubble. The OLD/GSB combo did not disappoint. 2.5 passes of shaving excellence, yielded a near BBS. A little careful J hooking on my lower neck helped things along. Splashed on some Proraso Green A/S and headed off to work.
    In the Caf this morning, they had a Pepperoni and Provolone omelette for breakfast.
    Great shave and a great breakfast.
    As my brother @wchnu would say:
    BULLY!!
     
  5. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Good post.
     
  6. RetLEO-07

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

    Thanks Doug.
    OOORAH!!
     
  7. RetLEO-07

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

    Feel better my brother!!
     
  8. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

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    SOTD July 10, 2017

    Blade: Chinese Schick
    Razor: Schick J1 injector
    Brush: Jayaruh boar
    Lather: Soap Commander Courage
    Post: Witch hazel, Country Club Sweet Water aftershave
    WTG, touch-up

    Back on focus and working on samples. Finished off the Sweet Water splash sample this morning. The Courage sample is going strong. Great shave overall. The J1 was smooth and efficient. All came together nicely!

    I am going back to work this week. My students are back for band activities on Thursday morning. So my time off is essentially over. Oh well, it was great while it lasted! No regrets.

    Have a great day!

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  9. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    Cold water 3.gif
    SOTD July 10, 2017

    Blade: Chinese Schick
    Razor: Schick J1 injector
    Brush: Jayaruh boar
    Lather: Soap Commander Courage
    Post: Witch hazel, Country Club Sweet Water aftershave
    WTG, touch-up

    Very enjoyable shave this morning. Soap Commander is great stuff, the J1 was smooth and efficient, and the Sweet Water finished it all off nicely.

    Have a great day!

    SOTD 7-10-17.JPG
     
  10. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    Awesome pic, Grandpa!

    I'll agree with you there. Awesome Pic Clint!
    Looks like another good blade run, Jim!
    Love the open combs!
    Nice pic Perry, Glad you had some great time off over the summer!
     
  11. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Great photo and good luck with the band this year Perry. My oldest is Editor on the her school's Year Book and they are in Orlando to get everything started. You teachers that have the extra items like band, year book and sports really put in the extra time. Thanks for taking the time and doing this for the next generation.
     
  12. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Thank you, Doug!
     
  13. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Wonderful picture, Perry!
     
  14. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Andrew.
     
  15. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    It is going strong. I would like to see 20 shaves. The Voskhod did pretty well through this point as well, but it fell of at 16. We'll see if the Rapira can keep it going.
     
  16. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

    Supporting Vendor
    SOTN July 9th
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    Gillette Aristocrat #58
    Super-Max Platinum(4)
    Satin Tip The Purest
    Blades Grim "Cinder"

    Last shave with this setup. The Super-Max Platinum really lost its edge on its 4th shave. This Aristocrat is a very nice shave and I think I'll have to revisit it again soon with a more premium blade. Have a great day my friends!

    Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
     
  17. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Fantastic looking razor Andrew. :happy096:
     
  18. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    Thank you, Clint! I had been on the look out for one of these for a long time.

    Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
     
  19. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    Thanks! I had some great time off, but it sure went by fast!

    Thank you, Clint! I appreciate that. It's tough some days but worth it in the end.

    Thank you!
     
  20. jtspartan

    jtspartan Well-Known Member

    July 10th
    Gillette NEW LC w Voskhod (1)
    WD HM Badger/Cypress Handle
    Stirling Gentleman
    Thayers
    Chatillon Lux Unconditional Surrender AS
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    Feel way behind the thread after only checking in very occasionally and superficially from the lake this weekend. Have moved a 40s SS, Palmolive Stick, Synthetic brush and Mentholated Balm to the trailer at the lake to be my low-maintenance set up there. Shaved with that set up on Saturday night.

    Back on focus today. Day 5 with the NEW, 1st with a Voskhod. As for the brush, I 'transplanted' this knot from the nondescript resin handle it came with. It was just set too shallow. It is now at a depth of 15mm. The handle is one of two '2nds' from the 30DC LE project. It doesn't show it too well in the picture, but the lip below the bulb does not flare down. Instead, it is basically parallel to the ground and creates a really hard to get into crevasse. It will be a pain to clean properly, so I kept it.

    My wife was gone early this morning, so out came the Gentleman. The floppiness is gone from the knot now, and I face-lathered a very nice lather. The Voskhod performed well in the NEW and I focussed on skin stretching upward on my jawline again. 3 passes later, I'm near BBS and off to work. This C Lux aftershave pairs nicely with the Gentleman, and I'm off to work.
    Have a great day all!
     
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