May 2020 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

Discussion in 'Shave School' 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. MrEE

    MrEE Half Naked Shave Stalker

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    May 8th
    Fat Friday

    Razor: Valet Autostrop
    Blade: Feather FHS (8)
    Brush: JTSpartan wood/resin with Hybrid Knot
    PS: Proraso Red
    SS: MWF
    AS: Proraso Red

    Shave #8 on this blade was also no big deal. I did switch to my second autostrop. This is a later model but the plating has been stripped off. Anyway, I started with five passes down and back on the strop. Then I inspected the end to see if the bevel was shiny. It was. The MWF was nice and creamy so I went to work. The first pass, WTG I could tell the blade was plenty sharp. Still only doing two-pass shaves with the second pass being a mix of XTG and ATG depending on the area on my face. I just double-checked the results. My face is smooth WTG and XTG with a little roughness in places ATG. That sounds like a DFS to me. At eight shaves down, I do think stropping is helping to maintain the edge. :) But I still have a long way to go.

    Yesterday was an easy day on the homemade razor. I cut the jimps, but decided not to engrave these ones. If/When I do another pair I will engrave them before I do the profile cuts. My forge has arrived so if all goes well, I will heat treat and temper tomorrow. Then I'll make jigs to support the blades during the grinding process. Grinding is unknown territory for me. Really trying not to screw this up right before the finish line.

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  2. brit

    brit in a box

    fine shave and pics Joseph..
     
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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    cool shave and pic Evan..
     
  4. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Thank you Joseph...as I said, I'd like to see this one take me through the summer, but if I finish it beforehand, I have another similar soap in mind(not from Razorock).
     
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  5. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Thank you Tim....it's nice to rate'em like that. And yes, Mt. Everest isn't going anywhere, it will always be "there".:)
     
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  6. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Thank you Joe....Ready for some snow tomorrow??????? :-(
     
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  7. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Terrific shave and great looking lather!
    Thank you, Joseph!
     
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  8. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Nice shave and the razor is looking good, Evan!
     
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  9. 9nein9

    9nein9 Guest

    Very nice!!

    Great shave Joseph!
    Cool razor Evan!!
     
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  10. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel


    Beautiful shave and photo Gary.


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  11. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Happy Friday Jason. Wonderful photo and shave


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  12. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    A great Favorite Friday shave Joe.


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  13. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Joe. It’s all good despite the computer issues that made the morning much longer than necessary.


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  14. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Blair. It’s done


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  15. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel


    Now matching razors. All joking aside, a gorgeous photo and shave Jim.


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  16. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Patrick.


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  17. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel


    Great looking shave and photo Joe.


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  18. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Thank you, Clint!
    Yeah, a matching razor. I couldn't pass up the opportunity.
     
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  19. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel


    Excellent recap Joseph. Soaps take forever to die.


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  20. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Looking good Evan.


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