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. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Great shave and photos, Tim!
    The Aluminum Lupo is a mighty fine razor.

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  2. brit

    brit in a box

    sure,in about 6 months when they show up,when they do i will,it's part of gillette history so i at least want to have a couple of the significant ones,one open comb ,one safety bar.it is a nice shaver.but,i have no intension of looking for a toggle.not into adjustables..:D..and still firmly set on my favorites..i love my mustangs,but like to test drive a corvette once in a while..;)
     
  3. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel


    Great pics and shave reports Tim.


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  4. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    Thank you, Jim! I have really enjoyed using the Lupo (even though my shavette focus is keeping me from using it as often as it truly deserves to be used; it was a wonderful surprise from Andrew that I'm only just now getting to appreciate :D
     
  5. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    :D
     
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  6. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    Thank you, Clint! :D
     
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  7. Droo78

    Droo78 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Tim! They are great razors. I prefer them to fly under the radar though so I can keep buying them cheap... :happy088:
     
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  8. Droo78

    Droo78 Well-Known Member

    Great work, Joe! That's a rabbit hole I haven't gone down into yet.
     
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  9. Droo78

    Droo78 Well-Known Member

    Fantastic shaves this week, Tim! Great report for Sunday too. I think I may have to get some of those Frost Drops.
     
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  10. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    Thank you, Andrew! While I'm not the full-scale hardcore menth-head (Jeff @jgreenepa enjoys that title and may even be the committee chair), I do enjoy having the option to add some when I feel so inclined--which is almost always ;)
     
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  11. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thanks Tim! Spine wear is when the spine is uneven because pressure on the razor was uneven. Sometimes, it is done on purpose because the razor's edge was chipped or the geometry was wobbly. Most of the time, it was due to poor honing technique over many decades.
     
  12. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thanks guys! I would be on cloud 9 if I get a decent edge.
     
  13. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Great shaves Tim! 13 more to hit 100!
     
  14. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thank you Andrew! Realistically, I really only want to get this Elliot to shave because it is a challenge and a friend blessed me with it. It was given to him by a friend, but he is not a straight shaver. He didn't realize that the blade was in poor shape when I pointed out the problems. However, I said that I would keep, but it wouldn't be worth it for me to have it professionally restored. Quite frankly, most professionals would not do it. The blade is really too small to use as a regular shaver, but if I had facial hair, then I would use it for straightening the lines of the beard or mustache. Of course, it's assuming that I can get a decent edge.
     
  15. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Loving your Stirling shaves Tim. Hope the upcoming week is not as busy.
     
  16. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    It is a back to work Monday so it is safety razor shave day. A new entrant to the den is MWF. I tried MWF early in my traditional shaving journey and it was hit and miss for me. Picked a Thäter silver tip to give the soap a good shot today. MWF performed great and the Asylum RX loaded with a Feather Pro glided over my face. An excellent shave.

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  17. brit

    brit in a box

    fine wool fat shave Keith..great soap imo..
     
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  18. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    Thank you, Joe--I'm closing in :D
     
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  19. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    Thanks, Joe! Tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday should be less busy (summer school distance learning orientation for 7 hours each day), but things are definitely slowing down.

    I try to limit myself to 3 soaps, and they're all Stirling right now, so every shave is a Stirling shave. Won't lie, though, Razorock's got a special that nets you one each of the Blue, Green, Gold, and Black Label triple milled pucks--get all 4 for $12. I'm tempted, but that more than doubles my den allowance. I fear I'm fighting a losing battle. :D
     
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  20. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    Awesome photo and report, Keith! I don't recall seeing an Asylum razor before--it's a work of art :D

    Looks like the MWF is working out for you now. Do you think your past difficulties was a result of physical issues like water type, or do you think they stemmed from a lack of experience?
     
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