November 2018 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by NCoxSTL, Oct 31, 2018.


So what is your "NO" plan for this NOVember?

  1. No Variation. Gonna RULE like a BOSS!!

    5 vote(s)
  2. No Repeat. Gonna run through gear like it's my last month to ever shave!

    9 vote(s)
  3. No Plan. Gonna wing it big time. Just do what seems right!

    22 vote(s)
  4. No shaves for me. Gonna be heretical and follow the rest of the world.

    0 vote(s)
  5. No clue. Seriously. I don't know, and won't know until it happens.

    9 vote(s)
  6. I'm just excited to have Donuts!!!!! Yummmmmmmmmmm!!!!

    7 vote(s)
  7. I'm just going to say NO to anything you ask. NO! NO, I say!

    3 vote(s)
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  1. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    Nice photo, Terry, and congrats on great progress so far!
  2. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Congrats on the new car, Neil. It's a beauty. I'm sure your wife is happy.

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  3. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Never thought I would be where I'm at. Bout 10 months ago, I just wanted to get a shave that didn't have a staring role in horror movie.
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  4. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Yes! So far.
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  5. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Congrats on the new car Neal.

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  6. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Survey Update-I believe I can safely project No Clue to place and No Repeat to show.
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  7. brit

    brit in a box

    will look into that,thank you..
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  8. NCoxSTL


    Kind of an obvious finish this month. With the new month intro being worked on I'll try to find one of the guys in a more creative mood. Or just drunker than last month.
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  9. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Congrats on the new car, Neal!
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  10. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    Thanks Jim. Two realizations from the month's experience. First - I have fewer brushes and razors than I thought. Second - I don't need to buy soap or AS any time soon.
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  11. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Need has nothing to do with our little hobby.
    I take that back, it sounds like you need more razors and brushes.

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  12. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Ach sooooo. :)
    Thank you Jim.
    You're :signs046:
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  13. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
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  14. Screwtape

    Screwtape A Shaving Butterfly

    Thanks, Charlie?

    Thanks, Jim!

    Agreed. Rick! You're letting down the team here! You're the one who finds great razors in the wild all the time! Now get out there and dig! Go Team Go!
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  15. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Hear it got closed circuit cameras in there also. Rumor? Not sure

    Nice shave John

    Beautiful Charlie, I have and shick g with a handle made from those scraps

    Beautiful brush Paul

    Awesome shave Rick

    I would have worked a free razor into the deal
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  16. NCoxSTL


    NOVember is NO whatever you want it to be! Apparently.

    November 29, 2018

    Razor - Kai Captain (pain stick)
    Blade - kai-captain-razor-bladessmall.jpg
    Soap - Stirling Glastonbury
    Brush - 30 DC LE
    Post - Alum, Styptic

    Well, I decided to take the decision out of the shaving gods hands tonight. With only two shaves left for the month I have a choice of razors that I haven't used and decided to get the Kai Captain pain stick in. I've already used the Feather SS and CJB so I wanted to get the Kai to make it the trifecta. And, since I have a couple of the Captain blades from Kai, I chose one of those. For the soap I let pick the Glastonbury, which made me happy since it's a mutton tallow and therefore a bit extra slick. I also got the 30DC LE brush from the randomizer. Clearly, the gods seemed happy.

    The first pass was really nice. I had two days growth on and the Kai was doing the usual fine job that pain sticks do dealing with that. Except for a slight feeling of drag on the blade. Nothing serious but just seemed a tad rough. I'm convinced that the Feather Pro blades are sharper by a tad and also smoother than the Kai blades. Still, I can manage this. Finished the first pass in fine shape and started the second. On about the third stroke down by my right ear I decided to go more XTG and somehow set the blade down as I was preparing to turn it. I felt it - then looked in the mirror - and realized there was a notch under the lather. No blood, just a clear notch underneath. Hmmmmm. Interesting. And, then, like a murder mystery where the victim is shot and you finally see the blood stain spread - there it came. And it was a good one. I went ahead and finished the pass to a decent enough DFS and went on damage control. Wiped the lather off, rinsed my face and found a nice little notch out of my cheek just by my ear. Nothing that will leave a scar, I think, but boy did it bleed. Clearly not letting the gods choose the razor and blade gave them a chance to have some fun.

    I was able to get the bleeding stopped with alum followed by some styptic work. A little burn remains but all's well that ends with the majority of my blood still in my body. One more shave tomorrow night and I think I'll let fate decide that one all by itself.

    For the earlybirds - Decadent December should be open later tonight. We have a little over 24 hours to go and this could still be a record breaking month! What a fun one it's been and I'm looking forward to keeping it going for another day!!

    November 29 2018.jpg
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  17. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Really nice setup Neal!
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  18. NCoxSTL


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  19. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Nov 30th shave

    I picked this Dove Master's because I thought I had used it this month, but I did. Upon further review I also used a Brian Brown straight twice this month too.

    Irritation A+ Closeness A Smoothness A+ Sharpness A+

    Razor: Dovo Master’s 6/8 stainless steel
    Strop: Tanoyama
    Brush: Shavemac silver tip
    Pre: Nivea
    Soap: Blood on Steel
    AS: Speick AS, L’Occitane ASB
    Scent: Zoologist Civet

  20. jtface

    jtface Well-Known Member

    English Flat Bottom Tech (I left off the additional FH, denoting Fat Handle, so as not to confuse anyone... :rofl:)

    Superb shave and photo. When things click, it's amazing to look back and think about what we used to find to be 'good' shaves! Keep it up :happy036:

    I always enjoy your Pain Stick posts... Not because of the chance of butchery (alright, maybe a little), but because they are so unusual/interesting when contrasted with the sheer volume of safety razor posts. That's not to say I don't enjoy the others, though :happy005:
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