July 2019 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by NCoxSTL, Jun 30, 2019.

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With all of the freedom in July, how will you be shaving?

  1. With straights. Because I'm a real man.

    3 vote(s)
    7.5%
  2. With DE's. Because I'm a real man.

    12 vote(s)
    30.0%
  3. With SE's. Because I'm a real man.

    7 vote(s)
    17.5%
  4. With pain sticks. Because I'm a real real man.

    1 vote(s)
    2.5%
  5. With a combination of the above. Because I'm the realest man of all.

    14 vote(s)
    35.0%
  6. And yes - I will be joining on Cinco de Julio. Because I'm a real brave man.

    6 vote(s)
    15.0%
  7. And no - I will not be joining on Cinco de Julio. Because I'm a real smart man.

    13 vote(s)
    32.5%
  8. Can I please just have my cookies now? Seriously. I'm hungry. With ice cream.

    16 vote(s)
    40.0%
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  1. 9nein9

    9nein9 Well-Known Member

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    A little pic heavy but ....who cares !
    Took July out with a banger of a close shave. The MMOC is synonymous with a close smooth shave with a new Gem SS blade . Dad's old brush loves Williams and as you can see creates a nice lather. This is about 10 swirls in the mug and 3 on the face . I finish with paint brush strokes and its not thin but yet not pastey. NO blooming involved as my water seems to agree well with everyone's least favorite soap. I wouldn't kick it out of bed for eating crackers. See you in August comrades.
     
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  2. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Wow, no way I can do that in 10 swirls here.
    Might try a differen water next time.
    I did get the Arko working fine tonigh.
    Thanks Patrick
    tp
     
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  3. FaceScraper

    FaceScraper Well-Known Member

    Congrats on the new razor, Joe! It’s a beaut! :happy088:
     
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  4. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thank you, Bruce! She really is purdy!
    I have a small collection (11) of straight razors. It is hard for me to choose one razor to shave because they are all nice. However, I do have my favorites and they happen to be the larger blades.
     
  5. 9nein9

    9nein9 Well-Known Member

    I find a stiffer bristle(boar) or more backbone like my homemade synthetic really helps to draw the lather out of the puck. On occasion I do add some Aqua Velva to the puck in very small quantities which I believe helps with cooling the skin as the blade glides across. Hope that helps .
     
  6. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    Good work Patrick!

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  7. 9nein9

    9nein9 Well-Known Member

    Appreciated Andrew! Thanks.
     
  8. Frijolero

    Frijolero Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Clint.
     
  9. Frijolero

    Frijolero Well-Known Member

    Thank you Jim.
     
  10. Frijolero

    Frijolero Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Patrick.
     
  11. Frijolero

    Frijolero Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Joe.
     
  12. brit

    brit in a box

    great shave sir..happy august..
     
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  13. Screwtape

    Screwtape A Shaving Butterfly

    July sort of went out with a whimper for me when it came to shaves. My last two shaves:

    Monday evening July 29

    Rockwell 6S on plate 3 / Personna Lab Blue (2)
    Alpha T400 aluminum prototype brush with 2-band badger knot
    Stirling Port au Prince soap sample
    Alum and Polar Ice Booster

    Good shave cleaning off about 4 days worth of stubble - a short beard really. All gone in two passes.

    Tuesday morning July 30 - blasphemy shave

    I had a doctor's appointment for my annual physical. A quick glance in the mirror before I rushed out the door revealed a face that still looked cleanshaven from the previous evening's shave apart from a couple rough patches. So I just did a quick touch up shave - with my Phillips electric.

    I didn't shave on Wednesday, so my last shave of the month was with an electric. I'm sorry for this backsliding. Please don't revoke my 30DC Membership Card for this blasphemous behaviour. I promise to behave better in August, honest!
     
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  14. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Thank you, Clint.
     
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  15. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Very nice shave, Patrick. Looks like you nailed the Williams lather! :cool:
     
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  16. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Patrick.


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  17. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Nice shave, Patrick!
     
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  18. 9nein9

    9nein9 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Charlie and Jim!
     
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  19. 9nein9

    9nein9 Well-Known Member

    Good to see you John!
     
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