May 2020 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by NCoxSTL, Apr 30, 2020.

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What will you be "mixing up" in May?

  1. Razors I rarely/never use

    5 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. Blades I rarely/never use

    3 vote(s)
    10.0%
  3. Soaps I rarely/never use

    6 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. Brushes I rarely/never use

    2 vote(s)
    6.7%
  5. A combination of everything just thrown together like a salad!

    15 vote(s)
    50.0%
  6. Who said you could suggest a salad?! We eat cookies here!!!

    5 vote(s)
    16.7%
  7. Gonna PIF some stuff and try to win some PIF'd stuff to replace it!

    3 vote(s)
    10.0%
  8. I miss Chris's intros with only two questions. This is just ridiculous!! Sheesh!

    5 vote(s)
    16.7%
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  1. myles wilson

    myles wilson Moth Ball Mouth

    just got back home from work today. My package ended up coming in a day early. looking forward to using this. If u put your nose about 6 inches above the shave soap, and you will still be able to smell it. I was quite surprised by that. Most os shave soaps typically have very little if any fragrance left in them. I believe this one is from 1960. Of course 1960 is special to me, because I think of the "Welcome Home Elvis" tribute with Frank Sinatra. IMG_20200507_204521.jpg IMG_20200507_204402.jpg

     
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  2. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Very cool! Congrats, Myles!
     
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  3. myles wilson

    myles wilson Moth Ball Mouth

    Thank You!
     
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  4. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Great pickup Myles!
     
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  5. myles wilson

    myles wilson Moth Ball Mouth

    Thank Joe!
     
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  6. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Beautiful shave Blair.
     
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  7. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Be careful with the Gold Dollars, they usually need some work to remove the shoulder. There are lots of cheap 'vintage' razors out there as an option. You want to avoid any wonky razors as that will make learning to hone more difficult.

    Awesome, looking forward to seeing what design.

    I have some Super Thins in my den but they have different script on them than yours. Mine look like this and are good blades.
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    One of the coolest razors ever!

    Another one of the coolest razors ever!
     
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  8. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Excellent Old Spice Dupe, especially the Reserve Spice. I am sure the scent improved your mood as the day progressed.
     
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  9. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    TGIF: This the last day of my boar focus and I am closing it out with the classic Omega Pro. This brush is definitely one wet shavings best values, once this knots break in they are wonderful. I over hydrated the B&M so had to revisit the tub a couple of times but the lather was very wet and very slick.

    Today's razor (Art Razor "Saga") was rehoned on Monday, the last honing was a bit substandard so I am to report that I got it right this time. The shave was excellent.

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  10. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    I’ll keep you posted Tim.
     
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  11. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Fabulous looking shave. That razor is a beauty. I have my eye on an Artrazor in the future. Not sure which, the Cardinal, Le Chef or Gulliver.
     
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  12. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Fabulous!
     
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  13. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Wonderful shave and write Tim. Once you get to #100 are you planning a graduation party to the world of straights?
     
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  14. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Thanks Keith.
     
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  15. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Thank you Jeff. I finally was able to enjoy some nice LI weather for at least one day. The weekend = ❄️
     
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  16. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Point noted. Thank you
     
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  17. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    As always, it's another great shave Keith! I also agree that the Omega Pros are awesome brushes.
     
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  18. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    I can't believe we are going to have a wintry mix in the second week of May. I don't want to hear about global warming because we have had a very cool spring.
     
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  19. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    That, sir is a wicked looking edge! Glad the shave turned out well (and that you finally got the chance to shave) :D
     
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  20. NCoxSTL

    NCoxSTL AAACK!

    The Merry Mixed Up Month of May!

    May 7

    Razor - Feather DX Artist Club (Pain Stick)
    Blade - [​IMG]
    Soap - Mitchell's Wool Fat
    Brush - 30DC Meet-Up LE w/TGN Grade A Silvertip
    Post - Alum

    I'm not sure why but man am I tired tonight. Seriously worn out. Didn't seem like that bad a day but I'm whupped. But....I can always stand in and get a shave with a pain stick. Still with the DX and Dorco blade. I decided to let the blade remain the weak link and add a quality brush and soap to the setup. The Fat is one of my top 3 soaps and I love working with it tonight, especially with that handle by @jtspartan that makes the high quality knot work its magic. Really enjoyable to use that brush, and especially with a high end soap like that. The blade still feels as sharp as it did last night, but no, nowhere near as sharp as a Feather Pro, but it was smooth and effective. I took my time and worked on three passes to reach a near-BBS and called it good. No need to push things further than that, especially with my eyes being a bit heavy tonight. Loved the shave and the result.

    Fun memory time!! In the early going of the 30DC most people were getting a handle on what gear to use. We had one rebel and a bit of a prophet. He decided to test the theory that cheap gear, that wasn't defective, could indeed perform as well as anything else. The picture is unique in that it only features the soap - but what a soap! You can read the list for all the gear. HERE IT IS!

    Have a fantastic Friday!!

    May 7 2020.jpg
     
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