May 2021 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion. All are welcome!

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by Primotenore, Apr 30, 2021.

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What's your plan for "Mayhem" May?

  1. I plan on shaving with a DE blade, duck taped to a popsicle stick.

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  2. I plan on shaving with a Bowie Knife.

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  3. I plan on shaving with a Stihl chain saw.

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  4. I plan on shaving with a rusty tin can lid.

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  5. I plan on NOT contracting tetanus.

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  6. I plan on eating many cookies.

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  7. I plan on, once again, ignoring stupid polls.

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  1. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Welcome to the “Mayhem” edition of the 30DC thread.
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    Our guest lecturer this month is none other than Mr. Mayhem himself:
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    With a special appearance by Mr. Mayhem's trusted right-hand man:
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    (Clearly, this character hasn't spent any time on our 30DC thread)
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    For many of you, this is the most exciting month of the year, because you get the opportunity to shave with and show off your unique, shaving contraptions. Personally, I find running an open blade, ridiculously keen piece of steel in the proximity of my jugular vein as close to “mayhem” as I ever wish to come…but, to our 21st century Evel Knievels, this author says:

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    For the rest of us mere-mortals, let’s talk about the goals of this thread and for those, who may be joining us for the first time, this information will serve to enlighten you as to the intent of this thread.


    We are a merry band of shavers,
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    who are constantly searching for ways to improve our technique---and along the way, help the newbies really enjoy their shaves as well.

    The best and most time-tested manner in which to do so, is to commit to the “30 Day Rule”

    1 brush, 1 soap, 1 brand of blades, 1 razor, 30 Days. The rule is really that simple. It seems boring, but this is probably the most straightforward way to learn for a brand-new shaver. This exercise eliminates variables and will likely solve any problem you may have, with a strict scientific approach.

    If this strict rule isn’t your ballywick, then there is this option: the “30 Day Focus” This is a less rigorous exercise, designed for exploration and comparison of gear and technique. This is the most common exercise on the thread. Generally, the elements are rotated one by one to allow clear observation. Examples of focus areas include brush types, blades, soaps, razor variants, etc.


    Naturally, these are just suggestions, but there are a few RULES, that must be observed and followed:

    1. New Members always welcome. Start anytime.
    2. Old Members always welcome.

    3. Respect everyone.
    4. Refrain from political conversation.**

    ** This includes, but is not limited to: Covid-19, treatments and/or advice.
    Please keep these discussions off of this thread and indeed, off of TSD.

    So, let's all have a wonderful month of great shaves. Keep your
    contributions coming.

    "To Shave, Share, Support and Educate"
     
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  2. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I'm in-here's to another month of great shaves, great fun, great camaraderie, and great shave advice. :)
     
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  3. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    OK, following the thread, but from past experiences, there is no way I can keep up with y'all.

    Chris - enjoying learning, whatever the subject
     
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  4. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    I am not one for mayhem, rather, I really like clean and comfortable shaves. With that said, I believe I will drive the Windsor again and use a synthetic brush from @Enrico , but will try out some soaps I took from the traveling mystery box. Haven't decided which to start with just yet. It's Saturday, I just returned from a nice round of disc golf and had some breakfast. I'll post something in a bit.
     
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  5. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Hi Everyone! It's a new month! My main focus this month is using my Mad Max and Artie when he arrives this month. I will have 8 shaves with Max and hopefully at least 5 with Artie. Obviously, they will be interspersed with my shavettes, my Mühle R 102 and whatever else suits me. Today is a no shave say to start the month. Have a great day guys!
     
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  6. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Good to hear from you Chris! I appreciate your posts so chime in when you can!
     
  7. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

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    Decided to go with the TOBS shaving cream. Made a fantastic dense lather that provided plenty of cushion and glide. Today was shave 7 on the Astra blade and I had to work just a little to get a good shave but in the end, 2 passes and touch up on the jawline resulted in a DFS with one mascne weeper.


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  8. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    I'm in. I'll be using a Bic twin disposa.... no wait ! Maybe I'll take the blades out of a twin disposable and fasten them to something cool and shave . Yeah thats more like it :signs136:
     
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  9. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Thats darn fine cream Troy and the scent is nothing short of awesome :happy088:
     
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  10. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

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    SRS # 497

    LOUISIANA SHAVE DAY
    *Sawdust Creation Studio
    Rating: 5 / 5

    Razor: Thiers-Issard Super Gnome Extra
    Brush: Sawdust Creation Studio Old Cahaba
    Lather: Cella Crema da Barba
    Aftershave: PAA Chella Cool
    Additional Care:
    Stirling Alum Block
    Thayer's Witch Hazel - Aloe Vera
    Stirling Unscented Glacial Balm
    Welcome to the month of May. It definitely has to be better than the past month, on a personal level.

    I have not yet decided which direction the focus for the month will be. I do know there will be a few travel shaves along the way. A few possibilities:
    1. Change the 1508.5 to 3017.5
    2. Set up for theme weeks, ie Italian sShave Soap Week
    3. Straight Razor Artisan/Company Shave Week: ie Wade and Butcher
    4. Mug Soap Month: Shave with any soap in a mug.

    Today’s shave was fantastic. The TI delivered a smooth and comfortable shave without incident. SWMBO loves the combination of the Cella/Chella Cool. Therefore the day is starting out positively. Now off to my son’s soccer game and then yard work. Have a great day gentlemen.
     
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  11. Simon Smailus

    Simon Smailus Well-Known Member

    Been a while since I've been in a 30 day thread!

    I'm looking to use my SR at the weekends as I'm trying to improve!

    Daily shaving will be with my R41. I'm going to try different blades, refine my angle and see if I can improve my lather.

    Today's shave was my Brix 13/16 SR, Taylor's Sandalwood and Yaqi brush. DFS, some razor burn, but happy for a first time.
     
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  12. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Very nice first shave of the month Troy! I have never tried TOBS, but it is a very good product. Enjoy your day.
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2021
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  13. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    We definitely are waiting to see what the Mayhem Master is going to do.
     
  14. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Great start to the month Joe! Enjoy Anthony's soccer game!
     
  15. Trigger

    Trigger Double Jedi Knight

    Welcome to the 30 DC thread Simon. There are a few of us that are regular or semi regular straight shavers. Feel free to ask for advice. You will find this slice of TSD very helpful.
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2021
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  16. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

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  17. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Very nice Simon. Welcome back!
     
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  18. JACarbone

    JACarbone Well-Known Member

    Thank you Joe.
     
  19. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Awesome shave Troy. I love TOBS shaving creams.


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  20. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

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