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. Paul76

    Paul76 Well-Known Member

    NOvember 30

    For the final shave of NOvember I decided to go with a heavyweight.

    EL&Co 1-1/8” near wedge
    Jeff’s soap by crsw
    Nivea post shave balm
    Pinaud clubman

    This razor gave me an almost perfect shave tonight. The only bad part was when I found an ingrown hair on my neck with it. But other than that it was uneventful. 7390B9EE-3E23-4516-B7A3-F8F5AEB5DB3E.jpeg
  2. Paul76

    Paul76 Well-Known Member

    I think it’s a combination of entering the wrong data because he’s an idiot and possibly almost blind.
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  3. Paul76

    Paul76 Well-Known Member

    I had seen others had spreadsheets and picture calendars to help keep track. I found the hardest part of this month was just trying to keep up with that posts. Good looking shave Brian.
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  4. NCoxSTL


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

    November 30, 2018

    Razor - Qshave
    Blade - polsilver-super-iridium.jpg
    Soap - Stirling Bay Rum
    Brush - Jayaruh #46
    Post - Alum

    Final shave of No-Repeat November. The gods chose the Qshave (Futur clone), the Super Iridium blade, Stirling Bay Rum and the JR46. Can't say there's a bad pick in that bunch. The Qshave at 6 which is wide open is a beast. Fearsome looking but if you handle her right you'll get a fine shave. With the lather from the JR brush and Stirling soap I had all the protection and slickness I could ask for. The Super Iridium blade is famously smooth and sharp and did a great job. I focused on staying on the cap and it didn't even bother the cut from last night, which is rather obviously there. Two passes and some touch up and the baby showed up for the final night of the month. Great way to finish it off.

    Well, gentlemen, it looks like we had a fantastic month for November. How fantastic you ask? Well, back on page 217 of this month's thread I mentioned we had a shot at taking over the top spot for busiest month in the history of this thread. And...I'm happy to report we accomplished that goal. Honestly - I thought it might be a challenge when I threw the $25 gift certificate out there. Fridays are usually a bit slow by evening and we had a ways to go. It wasn't even close to being a challenge. We passed the mark before noon today. Congratulations guys, we have a record thanks to all of you! I'll be handling the drawing and posting the winner of the PIF for the win in a few.

    Speaking of records - last December was the busiest month in our history prior to this one. If Decadent December holds form we will have a new busiest month on our hands in about 31 days. It's always fun around here even if it's a bit overwhelming trying to read everything at times. I wouldn't have it any other way. Nothing left to say but LET'S GET DECADENT!!

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  5. NCoxSTL


    My biggest problem this month? Changing blades every single freaking day. Partly because I change the blade pic in my report every day so it requires a new picture instead of a few days copy/paste. In the words of the great mystic Pooh ----Bother.
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  6. NCoxSTL


    Please your kind attention to the following announcement from Cartel HQ

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    It gives your Dear Leader great pleasure to announce the winner of the "We broke the record for monthly posts on the 30DC PIF". As you may recall, the PIF was offered as a random drawing for a $25 Stirling gift certificate, and to qualify you had to "like" the post announcing the PIF. Well, 19 of you met the qualifications. I just put the names through the randomizer and am very happy to announce that @Edison Carter was selcted!! Congrats!!! And thanks to everyone who "liked" that as well as everyone who made this month possible. Just for the record - our previous busiest month was December 2017 with 4506 posts. We blew by that before noon. Congrats to @Edison Carter ! I just need you to PM me your email address and I'll give you all the details.
  7. Paul76

    Paul76 Well-Known Member

    I see how that could be a real pita.
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  8. Paul76

    Paul76 Well-Known Member

    Congrats @Edison Carter enjoy your new whatever you want to pick
  9. NCoxSTL


    That "new whatever you want to pick" sounds like an unfocused focused PIF to me. ;)
  10. Screwtape

    Screwtape A Shaving Butterfly

    Well, congratulations to all of us for a gabby month that was a lot of fun, to Dear Leader for herding the cats (and offering the PIF), and to @Edison Carter for the win!
  11. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Thanks Jason, We got lots of snow, came early this year. Hope it leaves early too.

    Brush porn.......sigh.
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  12. jtface

    jtface Well-Known Member

    Great shave Neal. I always found that my Ming Shi 2000s (pretty sure it's the same razor) didn't seem to hold onto the blade that well... It sort of chattered when going XTG, so I never tried going ATG with it. I'm glad that you are able to get yours to work for you though!
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  13. jtface

    jtface Well-Known Member

    Congratulations @Edison Carter :bounce017::bounce017::bounce017::bounce017::bounce017::bounce017::bounce017::bounce017::bounce017:
  14. brit

    brit in a box

    im in
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  15. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

  16. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

  17. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Doing good just busy. I have decited that I am too busy as I miss to much around here. Correcting that., Of course I have said that before.

    Collecting.... it is collecting not hordin..... oh whatever.....

    One of those I see. :transport024:
  18. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Thanks for the congrats guys. I'm really not sure why I clicked in on this one since I'm already in the tank and well stocked for Stirling.

    I told Neal I'd like to pass on this most generous PIF. Congrats and thanks to him for a great success on this continuing thread that helps so many of us. Sometimes it is difficult to keep up!

    It is my hope that someone who has not yet experienced this great product gets a shot at it

    Be well my friends!
  19. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    That's very generous! :happy088:
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  20. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    The Ming Shi 2000s (I have one) and the same razor/different box/ Q Shave have two ways to apply the top cap. Correctly properly aligns the base, blade, and cap. Yes it's a loud DE. If this is news to you, ask me and I'll take photos to illustrate!
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