June 2020 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by NCoxSTL, May 31, 2020.

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Your plan for June?

  1. I'm gonna rock a RULE!

    2 vote(s)
    7.4%
  2. Basic razors are my plan. Keep it simple, keep it real.

    8 vote(s)
    29.6%
  3. Basic aftershaves and shave cream soap. Keep it simple, keep it real.

    5 vote(s)
    18.5%
  4. Basic everything! Keep it simple, keep it real.

    7 vote(s)
    25.9%
  5. I'm just waiting for more cookies. Keep it simple, keep it sweet!

    8 vote(s)
    29.6%
  6. I'm just waiting for more ice cream. Keep it simple, keep it cold!

    8 vote(s)
    29.6%
  7. I'm going to shave. With some gear. Just keeping on like I always do.

    16 vote(s)
    59.3%
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  1. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Thanks, Bill!
     
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  2. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Great work, Joe!
     
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  3. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Ok, you got me! Worldwide mode??
     
  4. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thank you Jim! I should have taken a picture of this razor with its humongous gap. To be honest, I am not very handy so I didn't think I had the wherewithal to get the chip out. I really had to think it through as to how to attack and solve the problem because I didn't have any experience to do it. Even if I don't get this razor shave ready, it is already a win for me because I know how to take big chips out of a razor. Who knows? One day, I might buy junk razors, restore them and sell for a profit. To be honest, that would be a miracle. I am happy just to be able to maintain my razors. Again, I appreciate your words of encouragement.
     
  5. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thanks Jeff! I am really stepping out of my comfort zone! Lol!
     
  6. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Thanks, Bill.
     
  7. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Hey, my friend, it’s called learning! Great job!
     
  8. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    Fantastic Strop/Spice shave, Andrew! The Auto Strops have been getting a lot of love the last month or so--they sound fantastic :D
     
  9. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    Awesome shave and line up, Patrick--enjoy your visit! :D
     
  10. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    They're gorgeous--congrats, Gary! :D
     
  11. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    :happy102: :D
     
  12. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    Can only get to about 4 before I say "letter", but I'm pretty crummy at saying things fast ;)
     
  13. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    Awesome line up, shave, and report, Tom--love that lighthouse! :D
     
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  14. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool Joe..
     
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  15. brit

    brit in a box

    when you go looking on ebay it will give you options on the left sidebar as to where you want to purchase from.when i go on ebay uk i can shop uk only,europian union or worldwide..same for ebay canada ,or ebay france or germany..etc..
     
  16. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    That's awesome, Joe! Hopefully you can get that Joe Elliot Trigger-approved sharp (just like the Dovo Special :D

    As to the polishing: good choice! When you've got significant spine wear, I say embrace the rugged, comforting, well-worn charm of a razor that has seen a shave or two, but has no intention of going gentle into that good night :D
     
  17. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel


    Nice work Joe. I’m sure you’ll get the razor shave ready.


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  18. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    Okay, 'twas a busy week for me--had to give up on catching up with the reading, but I did shave, and I did take quick picks--here are the shaves:

    ”June 3--Just the Basics June

    Shavette Shave #84

    Gear
    • Razor: Utopia Care shavette
    • Blade: Gillette 7 o’clock green (3)
    • Brush: Semogue Boar
    • Soap: Stirling Glastonbury
    • Menthol: Stirling Frost Drops
    • AS: Aqua Velva Ice Blue (2 Frost Drops added)
    • Balm: Stirling Glacial Unscented
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    ”June 4--Just the Basics June
    Shavette Shave #85

    Gear
    • Razor: Utopia Care shavette
    • Blade: Gillette SIlver Blue (1)
    • Brush: Semogue Boar
    • Soap: Stirling Texas on fire (2 Frost Drops added to the brush before applying)
    • Menthol: Stirling Frost Drops
    • AS: Avon Wild Country (2 Frost Drops added)
    • Balm: Stirling Glacial Unscented

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    ”June 5--Just the Basics June
    Shavette Shave #86

    Gear
    • Razor: Utopia Care shavette
    • Blade: Gillette SIlver Blue (2)
    • Brush: Semogue Boar
    • Soap: Stirling Iced Pineapple
    • Menthol: Stirling Frost Drops
    • AS: Aqua Velva (1 Frost Drop added)
    • Balm: Stirling Glacial Unscented

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    ”June 6--Just the Basics June
    Shavette Shave #87

    Gear
    • Razor: Utopia Care shavette
    • Blade: Gillette SIlver Blue (3)
    • Brush: Stirling Finest Badger
    • Soap: Stirling Texas on Fire
    • Menthol: Stirling Frost Drops
    • AS: Clubman Original (2 Frost Drops added)
    • Balm: Stirling Glacial Unscented

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    June 7--Treat Yo Self!
    DE Sunday

    Gear
    • Razor: The Linuxguile Lupo
    • Blade: Voskhod (2)
    • Brush: Semogue Boar
    • Soap: Stirling Iced Pineapple & Glastonbury--prepared and chilled with ice water
    • Menthol: Stirling Frost Drops
    • AS: Aqua Velva Ice Blue (1 Frost Drop)
    • Balm: Stirling Glacial Unscented
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    The Shave
    Okay, not really a basic shave (or if it is, it’s pushing the envelope towards the Mid-range shave), but after close to a week of 5 am shaves where I was either too lazy or too rushed to walk to the freezer to grab some ice, I felt it was time for some pampering.

    The Semogue boar whipped up perhaps one of the greatest things to come out of last month’s Mixed Up May for me--a one part Iced Pineapple to two parts Glastonbury lather--and the Lupo started whittling away at the facial hair.

    Standard 3 pass shave (WTG/XTG/ATG), but Sundays are chase days, so touch ups, buffing and chasing were all a go. If I’m chasing, the light weight of the aluminum Lupo leaves me with 2 options to get there: I can either increase the pressure to stick to a 3 pass shave with minor touch ups, or keep it light but add another half pass and more touch ups and buffing. I chose the latter, and it paid off--plate glass window smooth and not even an inkling of irritation--he shoots; he scooooooores!

    I got all suited up for church at home, and was sporting what has become my favorite traditional-style tie knot--much thanks to Jason @jtspartan for getting me hep to the St. Andrew knot.

    Enjoy the rest of your Sunday the best way you know how! :D
     
  19. brit

    brit in a box

    fine shaves and pics Tim..good evening..
     
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  20. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    Thank you, Gary! Will we be seeing a series of Auto Strop shaves featuring your latest acquisitions? :D
     
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