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. b1hart

    b1hart Speed Racer

    Yeah, much like The 'Veg. I've smelled both, and my nose (nor wifey's) were chosen! c'est la vie. Fragrance chemistry reminds me of transportation choices, different strokes!
     
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  2. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    I would have done the same.


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  3. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    Amazing photo, Jim! Tell your wife to stick with cutting hair--your pic of the brush is better ;)

    You even got the razor involved in the color matching today. It looks fantastic, and you got a great shave out of it--winner! :D
     
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  4. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    Wonderful shave, Joe--a 5/5 shave is a great way to begin the weekend! :D

    The Glacial Unscented balm is a fantastic product and it lasts forever--I've had mine for over a year and still have close to 1/3 left.
     
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  5. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Thank you, Tim!

    I started color coordinating sometime back after seeing some of the gorgeous pics in the SOS thread and now I can't stop. I've never purchased a soap because of the label on it but I have enough brushes that I can usually find one that'll compliment the photo.
     
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  6. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    Great pics and report, Joseph! That lather looks incredible, but 20 minutes of loading... you must really want to polish off that Williams ;)

    Wonderful review of the Fatip as well--always good news when you can get a decent shave out of a decently priced razor.
     
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  7. timabababaluka

    timabababaluka No exceptions. Except.....

    Awesome, Evan! Firstly, I'm thrilled that the stropping seems to be having a positive effect on keeping the blade sharp. Secondly, beautiful set up and photo. Lastly, that razor keeps looking better and better. Got my fingers and toes crossed hoping the grinding, heat treating and tempering gets you optimal results :D
     
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  8. myles wilson

    myles wilson Moth Ball Mouth

    Lol thanks!
     
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  9. myles wilson

    myles wilson Moth Ball Mouth

    Thank you!
     
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  10. MrEE

    MrEE Half Naked Shave Stalker

    Supporting Vendor
    Sorry for the false start there Jason. Good recovery. At least you figured it out before the end. :) Love the MonoBilt!

    Nice shave Joe! If you're like me, honing will be extremely frustrating at first and then it will all come together. For me, it was TOO much pressure. As soon as I realized honing requires a light touch, I started getting good edges.

    Nice shave Jeff. The Big Fellow is on my buy list, eventually. Of course, that's a long list so I may never get there. :) Keep up the good work. Love the BBS.
    You can't fix a bad blade with good technique... Well, I guess you can realize what's happening a switch things up.
    Looking forward to seeing that shave report too. :signs136: <--- Never used that one before.
    Wow, so that's MAYhem. Thanks for educating me, Patrick!

    So, my mind started out wanting to make something crude. Then I started buying tools and getting excited about making something nice.

    If I decide to shave with something dicy, would people forgive me for breaking the 1 blade for May rule I set for myself?


    Very nice Myles!
    Beautiful razor Keith! :) I'm still working on your prison shive shave...
    Jason makes one awesome brush! Glad you got great results after a long day.
    Love the photo and shave Clint!
    :) Nice shave Jeff!
    Nice Shave Gary! Multi-quotes are hard.
    I like Feather blades, but they tend to bite. :) I suppose the cartel won't get too upset since the results were good. Great shave Jason!
    Love the Dovo Special, Joe! Sorry about the blood, but sounds like you handled it. I just pretend I was already bleeding so it wasn't the shave's fault.
    Nice phone and shave Jim!
    Lovely shave Joe!
    Keep going Joseph! You can 86 that soap. I believe in you! :)
     
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  11. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Thank you, Evan!
    It's a good phone but I'm about due for a new one.
     
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  12. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Thanks, Evan! We all have our lists! Mine’s the L’Essor Le Supreme Adjustable.
     
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  13. MrEE

    MrEE Half Naked Shave Stalker

    Supporting Vendor
    Dang autocorrect. :)
     
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  14. jtface

    jtface Well-Known Member

    Just checking in!
    Another straight razor shave under my belt today.
    I actually spent yesterday honing this razor using a 30u, 9u, 3u, 1u lapping film progression. I was examining the edge as I honed using my new handheld 60x/120x LED microscope. Turns out I did a good job. The razor was sharp and very comfortable. I achieved a DFS on cheeks, upper lip, neck and left jawline. I got a CCS on the rest. A very very comfortable feeling shave - even with the 3 small nicks!

    Stay safe and enjoy your shaves gentlemen!
     
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  15. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Nice to see a Valet get some use, Evan. I had a NOS VC4, including an unopened strop and blades and never gave it a try.
     
  16. jtface

    jtface Well-Known Member

    You shave your pinky fingers without a mirror too, don't you? :scared003:
     
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  17. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Thank you, Gary.
    Excellent progress, James.
    :signs011:
    Thanks, Patrick.
    Thank you, James.
     
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  18. jtface

    jtface Well-Known Member

    He only works on maiming himself, so thusly cannot be held to account here.
     
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  19. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Thank you Tim. I may have exaggerated the loading time. It probably wasn't over 19 minutes.
     
  20. jtface

    jtface Well-Known Member

    The homemade razor project is super interesting! What kind of scales are you wanting to put on there?
     
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