May 2019 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by NCoxSTL, Apr 29, 2019.

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What kind of MAYhem do you plan this year?

  1. I'm new and just want to watch the rest of the idiots be idiots!

    4 vote(s)
    10.5%
  2. I'm a regular but I just want to watch the rest of the idiots be idiots!

    14 vote(s)
    36.8%
  3. I'm an idiot! I'm going to do stuff that will win a Shavey Award!

    2 vote(s)
    5.3%
  4. I'm only a sometimes idiot - so might be daring, might not.

    12 vote(s)
    31.6%
  5. I'm going to get me some cookies, donuts, and ice cream to make it even more fun to watch idiots!

    13 vote(s)
    34.2%
  6. I'm just gonna shave. And learn how to do it better. And enjoy it more. <Mic Drop>

    18 vote(s)
    47.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. b1hart

    b1hart Well-Known Member

    Thank you Jason! I'm going to wear it out if I don't rotate soon. My boar brushes are getting lonely!

    Nice Dorko! I finally got a Tabac puck the other day....gotta get it in rotation. Funny, as soon as I sniffed it...I did think old ladies purse (cause y'all put that in my brain!). LOL.

    Great shave and report! That brush will only keep getting better...broken in boar brushes are a joy for face lathering (or any lathering!).
     
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  2. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Insane Shaving Dude

    Thank you very much @b1hart.
     
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  3. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    There are a lot of people that do not know this and you would be suprised at the amount of "horse people" that do not know as well. If let go it can effect their eating habits and irritate the inside of their mouths. The horse that he just got and the one in the picture is 6 years old and had never had her teeth floated. She had very sharp edges and she will be more comfortable now. In the wild horses pick up gravel, grit and such and that helps with the situation. In the pasture and babied like most horses are today this needs to be done. That is why a "captive" horse can and often live into their 30s. A 20 year old wild horse is an old horse.
     
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  4. matthewoli98

    matthewoli98 Well-Known Member

    For sure! I havent tried bowl lathering with the omega 49 yet, the bristles are a bit hard for that at the moment, so i face lather with shave sticks, just for a month or so until the bristles soften up enough so that i dont use excessive amounts of soap from my pucks. My other new boar brush, the Wilkinson sword classic shave premium edition i do bowl lather with already, the bristles on that are quite a bit softer but the brush itself isnt as good quality as the Omega.

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  5. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Interesting

    Thanks
     
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  6. jtface

    jtface Well-Known Member

    Super setup Joseph.
    How are you honing your straights? Have you gone down the route of stones or lapping film?

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  7. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Thank you James. I use stones. I have a Naniwa 1k, Norton 4/8K, Naniwa 12K. I also have some arkansas soft and hard stones, but have never tried them.
     
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  8. b1hart

    b1hart Well-Known Member

    Mmmm. Black and White image. Many hours spent in a black and white film lab as a diversion in college.... And Ogallala, so fun to say (and to use)!

    Another great image of the detail and color of the Copper Ascension. Awesome!

    Another great image Clint! SV Felce Aromatica has been bookmarked and on my list for a long time....you, you, you, Enabler!

    I was thinking...might be hard to accomplish, but dimples on the handle? Would make for a very cool effect with lighting...and oh, yeah, grip! Nice work and report Danny!

    A boar brush and Stirling! Fun combination. Gonna have to think about an SE razor one day.. Love the image with the old fire truck!
     
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  9. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Thanks, Danny!

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  10. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

    Supporting Vendor
    Thanks Jason! There are a lot of new knots on the scene now that offer huge value for the price.
     
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  11. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Lovely picture, Jason!

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  12. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Mayhem 2019
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    Chatillon Lux Pure Lavender~~Rooney~~Detroit National Cut. Co.
    SR #83
    Prep today was wet the face/lather/shave.

    CL is a gooey soap and, if you're not careful, will pull bristles out of your brush---especially these oldies.
    Went for a very thin lather today and the Detroit responded well.
    Prep for the blade was a couple of laps on the CrOx Linen, followed by the SRD strop.
    More and more I am eschewing the ATG pass with straights. Not worth the effort and the 2-pass results
    are very good DFS shaves.
    The lavender scent is strong and lasts a long time.

    Tomorrow, I am having hernia-repair surgery, so I am not sure when my next shave'll be.
    I am planning on re-reading GRRM's A Song of Ice and Fire, and, of course, I'll be checking in
    with my cohorts here at TSD. :)
     
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  13. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    That is very kind of you, Clint! You're a shining example of the 30DC spirit!

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  14. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Fantastic shave, Blair! Taking the scales off the Feather really makes for a mean looking razor!

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  15. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    That soldier needs to be buried with honors.

    Lower the Flags to half staff boys.
     
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  16. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Thanks, Blair! As Clint would say "even a blind squirrel gets lucky once in awhile."

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  17. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Does this look familiar? I restored this one about three years ago. vo28H2J5Nss.jpg
     
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  18. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Thanks, Blair!

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  19. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Beautiful gear, Joseph!
    Hoping for a good outcome and a quick recovery!

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  20. b1hart

    b1hart Well-Known Member

    Thanks Danny. Great idea! I have some leather sewing cord in different thickness & colors.....would cover up that bolt hole for sure. Grip wise, tho...wasn't a problem. It was easy to handle...the Feather matte surface has just enough texture. And....I ALWAYS have a dry towel handy when using open edge razors. It's like forgetting to put on a seat belt...as soon as I pick up a straight and my hands are wet, I KNOW something's amiss.
     
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