September 2018 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by NCoxSTL, Sep 1, 2018.

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Single Edge Plans?

  1. Gems baby! 1912, 1914, Lather Catcher

    12 vote(s)
    32.4%
  2. Some more Gems baby! OCMM, Clog Pruf, you know.....the Micromatics.

    12 vote(s)
    32.4%
  3. Schick Injectors baby! Click 'em and stick 'em to your face for that close shave.

    12 vote(s)
    32.4%
  4. Shavettes baby! Because I'm a boss like that!

    6 vote(s)
    16.2%
  5. Dark Side baby! Straights. The original single edge.

    9 vote(s)
    24.3%
  6. Gonna eat cookies until my ears bleed. Mmmmmm.....cookies.

    13 vote(s)
    35.1%
  7. Nope. Not playing with the SE's. I'm cool enough I'll stick with DE!

    8 vote(s)
    21.6%
  8. Buzz off Mr. Poll Man. I don't have time for your foolishness.

    4 vote(s)
    10.8%
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  1. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Thanks, Clint!

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  2. Screwtape

    Screwtape A Shaving Butterfly

    Saturday morning September 1 - SE and Stirling

    Supply Co V.2 injector on plate #2 / Personna (? )
    Supply Co silvertip fiber synthetic brush
    Stirling Naked and Smooth soap
    Alum and Supply Co Sierra Ridge balm

    I had forgotten how incredibly slick this Stirling soap is. I nearly cut myself on my neck when I set my razor down and it skidded sideways on the slickness. Two effortless passes left me with a DFS. Great postshave face feel now too. Some of that is from the excellent Supply Co balm, but at least part of it's the Stirling soap.

    I am definitely buying myself a few more pucks of different scents of this stuff...
     
  3. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Razor: Ever-Ready SE w/case 2 Blade Banks and original instructions 1914
    Blade: GEM
    Brush: 30DC w/LS (MS) 2 Band Finest
    Soap: Sterling Cool
    A/S: Sterling Executive Man Balm

    Luck as today was a shave day for me. I'm going to enjoy this month for sure. I'll use older SE razors on the weekends and my newer SE during the week when a shave is necessary.

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  4. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    Glad she found that group. Lots of Alabama alumni around the country. Would be quite a let down not to experience some excitement today as the season opens.
     
  5. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    Nice photo and setup, Doug!
     
  6. BaylorGator

    BaylorGator MISTER Fancypants

    I counted this morning and I have 21 flavors of Stirling, BUT I also ordered a bunch of samples in from Maggards and had to try out the sample of Hallows today. Nice, but not a whole tub nice, unless I traded it out for a flavor I liked less. Maybe Eventide or Jacinthe? Dunno.

    Anyway, the Hart Steel performed well as always, as I love the extra weight it brings to the party. I may try and use it exclusively until the Bismarck arrives later in the month. I’m also experimenting a bit with using my right hand in more areas rather than splitting duties equally between right and left. The neck continues to confound a bit, but I’ll keep hacking away at it.
     
  7. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    :thanks: Perry. :happy088:
     
  8. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    Heck yes!

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  9. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    Excellent start to SEptember, gentlemen!

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  10. jluc

    jluc smelling pretty

    Thank you, Andrew!

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  11. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Great report John. You guys are going to force me to order some Stirling


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  12. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Just stunning Amigo.


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  13. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you Andrew.


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  14. jtface

    jtface Well-Known Member

    Shave Report #13

    Gillette (Flat Bottom) Fat Handle Tech (Made in England)
    Astra SP (1st use)
    Bluebeard Doubloon Boar Brush
    TOBS Peppermint
    Nivea Sensitive Post-Shave Balm


    Yet another nice smooth shave. Still some residual irritation from yesterday, plus I got a little carried away on my neck. All in all, really happy with how things are going with the Tech/Astra SP combination! Oh there was one tiny weeper that had closed before the second pass started! I went at my chin with the wrong angle of attack and the brand spanking new blade bit me! User error (as it always is)!

    Enjoy your shaves gents!
     
  15. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Thanks very much Andrew.
     
  16. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    Sounds like you're making good progress James!

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  17. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    Thank you, Andrew!
     
  18. Robstreperous

    Robstreperous Well-Known Member

    First shave of September

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    Second shave with my FatBoy
    Astra blade 4th shave on the blade.
    Electric Sheep Soap
    My trusty alum block
    Tea Tree Balm

    All in all an excellent shave. I went extremely close today. 3 passes and against the grain on third in most areas with some touchup to follow. Fifth shave in 5 days. I went 3 passes on my lower neck area -- I'd been leaving it at 2 to this point.

    Ended with some minor redness and skin irritation in my lower neck - left side only but not bad considering.

    I find Stirling Electric sheep - and all the Stirlings I've tried for that matter - exceptionally easy to get a good, thick, moist lather. The scent of Electric Sheep reminds me of Liomoncello. Cool lemony refreshing with a little bit of bite.

    The Tea Tree balm is doing a wonderful job calming down my neck especially. I need to remember a little seems to go a long way. I used about a kidney bean's worth today. It was too much. Next time I'm going to back it down to about a pea's worth.

    Tea Tree's scent is very difficult to describe. I find it pleasant -- even though the smells I reference from it might not necessarily be - I get some piney turpentine in it, perhaps a hint of camphor and just maybe a touch of citrus. My wife liked it very much -- even though she described it as "mediciney but it smells like nice medicine." She liked it enough to go thumbs up on my order of the shave soap.
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2018
  19. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    Excellent post. I agree that a pea's worth of the Stirling balms is plenty. Such good stuff.
     
  20. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    Nice setup and shave!

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