Oct 2017 30 Day Rule/Focus

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by NCoxSTL, Sep 30, 2017.


What is your plan for OCtober?

  1. Shave with one or more really cool DE OC razors.

    13 vote(s)
  2. Shave with one or more really cool SE OC razors.

    4 vote(s)
  3. Shave with one or more DE and SE OC razors.

    4 vote(s)
  4. Durham Duplex counts, right?

    1 vote(s)
  5. All straight, all the time.

    5 vote(s)
  6. To find the freaking cookies I keep hearing so much about.

    14 vote(s)
  7. I'm just waiting until Halloween. I need candy!

    12 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. RyX

    RyX DoH!

    I'm in! This will be my No Variation Focus of NOVember. Looking for a fun time trying different blades and settings. Keeping brushes and software open to change.
  2. NCoxSTL


  3. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    My new bowl is here, my new bowl is here. Thank you Jason, this thing is gorgeous. It almost turned me into a night shaver
    It’s all ready for morning with the equally beautiful LE 30DC brush[​IMG]
  4. Screwtape

    Screwtape A Shaving Butterfly

    Nice! But go ahead - you know you really want to use it RIGHT NOW....
    RyX, mrchick, wristwatchb and 2 others like this.
  5. Screwtape

    Screwtape A Shaving Butterfly

    Monday October 30 just before midnight -- pick me up shave

    Schick E2 / Personna (5ish)
    Semogue Owners Club cherrywood boar brush
    TOBS Mr. Taylor cream
    TSD Sandalwood Milk Aftershave Balm

    I'm into the last stretch of a very long multiple shift and had a quick shave to perk me up. Worked very well. TOBS creams always produce a wonderful lather for me and tonight was no exception. I used a generous dash of the Mr. Taylor cream and the SOC brush whipped up a bowl full of creamy goodness for me. I think my SOC brush is well broken in now. The brush is very soft and when heavily loaded does an excellent job of painting the lather on my face. And there is absolutely no scritch from it. Even when the brush doesn't work well because I haven't added enough product, all that happens is that the lather is skimpy -- the brush still feels soft and without any scratchiness.

    Mr. Taylor is a sandalwood base with a bunch of other primarily herbal scents added to it. I don't have an aftershave balm or splash that exactly matches it (TOBS does make balms and aftershaves that match its most popular scents, including Mr. Taylor, but I don't have any of them.) However, the TSD pure sandalwood balm was close enough, and between it and the TOBS cream my face is left feeling smooth and well hydrated.

    Overall a pleasant break.
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2017
    RyX, Linuxguile, jtspartan and 6 others like this.
  6. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Thank you, crafted it in my spare time, shaving and protection ;)
  7. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Monday Shave:

    Woke up late so no time for a straight, good thing I had preloaded my Hoffritz Slant. Nice shave and out the door, I hate jet lag.

    Irritation A Closeness A

    Razor: Hoffrizt Slant Rapira Swedish Steel
    Brush: Simpson Duke 3 best
    Pre: Nivea
    Soap: MdC
    AS: Antaeus ASB
    Scent: Chanel Antaeus
    RyX, Linuxguile, mrchick and 7 others like this.
  8. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Tuesday Shave:

    Sunday night in a jet lagged crazed moment I touched up allot of razors on the new Gomukyo 20k, one was this monster of a blade, M Martinez smiling 8/8. The edge was very smooth and very sharp. I really enjoy this big blade with it's big smile. Just short of epic with a small weeper.

    Irritation A Closeness A Smoothness A+ Sharpness A+

    Razor: M Marinez 8/8
    Stop: Mastro Livi
    Brush: Rooney Best
    Pre: Nivea
    Soap: B&M
    AS: Speick
    Scent: Guerlain Derby

    RyX, Linuxguile, mrchick and 7 others like this.
  9. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Charlie. I am doing much better this morning.
    RyX, Linuxguile, mrchick and 2 others like this.
  10. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Jason does such great work. Congrats on such a beautiful bowl Brian.
  11. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    OCtober 31, 2017
    Wolfman OC Ti (0.74mm) with Triad Ti Aristocrat
    Personna 74 (16)
    Wild West Brushworks 30mm Tuxedo
    CRSW Jeff’s Soap
    Floid Blue

    The pumpkin Maya painted is up for today's SOTD picture. A good shave is always a nice start to the day. The WWB whipped up Jeff's Soap easily. Three passes and some touch ups left me with a very close comfortable shave. The blade is just about done. It requires more buffing and touch ups each day to get the same results. Overall I am pleased with how long the blade lasted. Thanks @Douglas Carey for the chance to give them a try. A splash of Floid Blue and I am ready for the day. I hope everyone has a great Tuesday.
    RyX, Keithmax, Linuxguile and 8 others like this.
  12. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    OCtober 2017 Recap


    Open Comb razors are my favorite type of DE razors, so I always look forward to OCtober. Overtime I have reduced the number of OC razors I own down to three. During the month, I took the opportunity to use all three of these OC razors. Each deliver close smooth shaves but have their own characteristics which keep things interesting. The regular Wolfman has the blade feel of a Slim on 5 but the efficiency of Slim on 9+. The Timeless 0.95mm OC is a very smooth and efficient shaver. It does require a light touch but has a wide range of angles that work with the razor. The Wolfman with increased blade gap is just as efficient but has a much narrower sweet spot.

    As always, I have enjoyed reading and following along during the month. I am looking forward to next month with the 30 Day Crew.

    RyX, Keithmax, Linuxguile and 6 others like this.
  13. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    Gem OCMM
    Gem Stainless PTFE 2
    Semogue BC Mistura
    Soap Commander Love

    Last shave of the OC focus was another good one. After 3 foci over the last 3 months, I think I am going to skip the No Variation November. I have spent plenty of time with my razors and don't feel like being locked into a kit for the month. Enjoy your day.
    RyX, Keithmax, Linuxguile and 6 others like this.
  14. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Beautiful! Great looking bowl. Great work, @jtspartan!
    RyX, Linuxguile, mrchick and 3 others like this.
  15. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Great picture, Clint! Another beautiful pumpkin.

    And, once again, a terrific write up to wrap up the month!
    RyX, Linuxguile, mrchick and 2 others like this.
  16. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Jim. :happy088:
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  17. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    October 31

    Weber SS
    Polsilver Super Iridium (2)
    Simpson Chubby 2 Super
    Mike's Natural Soap - unscented
    Thayers Lavender witch hazel, unrefined shea butter, and Fine L'Orange Noir

    RyX, Keithmax, Linuxguile and 7 others like this.
  18. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    It's a beauty, Brian! Congrats on a great score!

    Fantastic work, Jason!
    RyX, jtspartan, mrchick and 2 others like this.
  19. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Lovely scuttle Charlie. You must be getting a little chill in the air with Fall arriving.
  20. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    No worries, John. Brian used the bowl before he went to bed.


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