November 2018 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

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

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

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

    5 vote(s)
    13.2%
  2. No Repeat. Gonna run through gear like it's my last month to ever shave!

    9 vote(s)
    23.7%
  3. No Plan. Gonna wing it big time. Just do what seems right!

    22 vote(s)
    57.9%
  4. No shaves for me. Gonna be heretical and follow the rest of the world.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. No clue. Seriously. I don't know, and won't know until it happens.

    9 vote(s)
    23.7%
  6. I'm just excited to have Donuts!!!!! Yummmmmmmmmmm!!!!

    7 vote(s)
    18.4%
  7. I'm just going to say NO to anything you ask. NO! NO, I say!

    3 vote(s)
    7.9%
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  1. brit

    brit in a box

    hello fello shavers, i had an great month doing the no repeat shaves, bought some stuff, tried some new, great pictures and conversation , and of course learned some things and improved my shaves, hopefully shared some as well..new cars , new people, new arrivals, cool place to hang out.next shave for me is in december, thank you all ,gary
     
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  2. Screwtape

    Screwtape A Shaving Butterfly

    Your Tech focus this month was a great read. When someone says "DE razor", chances are, a Tech is the iconic razor model that first springs into most people's minds even if they are not wetshavers themselves. The two razors in my parents' medicine cabinet, for example, were not TTOs or Fatboys but Techs. The number of variations that exist when you really start to drill down and look at the Tech is quite fascinating. It is almost a microcosm of the history of 20th century mass consumer manufacturing -- war changes, creeping use of plastic and all.
     
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  3. Screwtape

    Screwtape A Shaving Butterfly

    My doctor up here never even bothers to take BMI measurements, because he thinks they are total garbage. He does get bloodwork done every time though, and obsesses over cholesterol levels, blood pressure, need for more exercise and healthier diet, etc. I suspect he will be really happy at my next physical, if I stay on the track I am on now...
     
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  4. Screwtape

    Screwtape A Shaving Butterfly

    Some fantastic shave reports, photos and month end recaps today, gentlemen!

    Clint @clint64, I really like those calendar photo recaps you do each month. Jason @jtspartan, impressive spreadsheet! I ended up writing all my shaves down too so I could keep track of what I used, but mine is scribbled in ink on a sheet of foolscap...
     
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  5. brit

    brit in a box

    techs rock...would love to find a clear perspex one with the barberpole handle...
     
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  6. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    Thank you, John!
     
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  7. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Thank you, John.

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  8. Screwtape

    Screwtape A Shaving Butterfly

    Friday noon November 30 - last day of the No Repeat, maybe

    Gillette UK Knack/Slim Twist coded P1 (1970) / vintage Wilkinson Sword (2)
    30DC LE maple cashmere brush
    KMF Lavender Shea cream
    Osage Rub and Clubman VIBR

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    KMF Lavender Shea is a product that doesn't get the praise it deserves on the forums. It's not a glamorous artisan offering but it definitely works. A squirt of cream on my brush turned into all the creamy lather I needed. Postshave feeling is pretty decent too. Not bad for a drugstore cream.

    The Knack or Slim Twist (one name in the UK and the other in the US) was probably Gillette's reply to the Schick Krona - a TTO head on a long light plastic handle. It turns out it gives a pleasant, mild but efficient shave. The angle of use is much like any Gillette TTO, and the shave was easy. Two passes to an error-free DFS. I skipped the alum today and went straight to the splashes.

    I did this entire month without repeating razors, soaps or splashes. My brushes were each used two or three times. I found I could go another month at least without repeating razors, and more like two before the soaps and creams start running out. Is my Den getting too large? Or do I just need to concentrate on getting more brushes to match?
     
  9. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Great pic and report, John!
    I couldn't go two weeks without repeating razors or brushes so I don't have the street cred to answer your question.

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  10. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    Definitely more brushes!
     
  11. jtface

    jtface Well-Known Member

    Love the English Flat Bottom Tech! Best razor I've shaved with so far!

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  12. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    The Blackland Sabre I ordered made it to Denver today, so hopefully I'll have it for Sunday mornings shave.
    In today's mail, all the way from Canada, a brush I'll call the Jason Creation. It's a beauty! I'll pair it with the Sabre Sunday.
    Thank you, Jason! Very generous of you! [​IMG]

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  13. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you John.


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  14. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Fantastic month John. I never realized you had such an extensive razor collection.

    However you need more brushes.


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  15. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Congrats on a graduating looking brush.


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  16. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    Beautiful brush, Jim! Jason does good work!
     
  17. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Thanks, guys! I was lucky to win it!

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  18. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    The National Institute of Health height and weight chart is pretty restrictive. I'm 6' tall, and it says that I should ideally weight between 140 and 177 lbs. The next category is overweight, which ranges from 184 to 213 lbs. I'm targeting 205 lbs. per my doctor's instructions. I need to work on my upper body strength (my legs are fairly muscular due to hauling a lot of weight around), and I hope to see myself becoming leaner (and possibly weighing less) over time.
     
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  19. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you john..
     
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  20. brit

    brit in a box

    thats funny . i am 6 feet, at my skinniest ,i was 195 lbs . i am overweight now but not obese.skinny ain t it. if one builds muscle, weight doesn t change that much.
     
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