September 2018 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion

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


Single Edge Plans?

  1. Gems baby! 1912, 1914, Lather Catcher

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    4 vote(s)
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  1. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    I usually overuse my Sterling balm most times. Good picture and lineup:
  2. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    After reading up on Tea tree I picked up a small bottle of Essential Oil. Straight up it is medicinal and pine scented. It has antibiotic and antifungal properties. During WWII Australian military first aid kids were stocked with it. I use it for a pesky reoccurring toenail fungus. Once per week applied with a Q-tip and my nails stay clear.
  3. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Great progress James.
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  4. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    First class shave
  5. SharptoothC

    SharptoothC I bite..........

    Most excellent.

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  6. SharptoothC

    SharptoothC I bite..........

    Right? It's a perfect combo.

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  7. NCoxSTL


    As your Czar I tried to tell you the dark side was treacherous. It's ok. I still love you. As any good leader would.
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  8. NCoxSTL


    Let me know if you ever need Ivan and the boys to help keep those sweaty teenagers in line. Your safety is our priority.
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  9. NCoxSTL


    You've made great progress! And that SE for me.
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  10. NCoxSTL


    Random off focus focuses. One of our favorite types of months here.
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  11. NCoxSTL


    What's life without a few challenges? By the time I beat the gremlins down to post this month I'm surprised it's even readable. :angry032:
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  12. NCoxSTL


    I've got an extra 1914 if that is of interest.
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  13. BDTeacher

    BDTeacher Member

    After looking to try a new blade after only wet shaving 3 times it was suggested I join the club. I recently purchased a sample pack, 34c, some TOOBS creme, Nivea balm, pre-shave oil, a bowl and badger brush. I started with the Astras after seeing all the positive reviews. Luckily, after enjoying the first shave(no cuts, nicks and very little irritation) I immediately ordered 100 Astras figuring it can't hurt to have them. Good thing since I will be using them for 30 days now. I am 7 days in and SLOWLY getting better. I am still having issues with stretching my skin properly and knowing when to go WTG, XTG and ATG. I even at one point almost went back to the cartridges after a crappy shave that took way too long(it was a bad day). However, I have been convinced that all of my issues are technique related and in the end I will get a superior shave with wet shaving. Thank you for all the information up till now.
  14. Troy M

    Troy M Prep: Mephitis mephitis musk

    My focus will be Soap Extermination! So out will come the stubby Vie-Long horse hair brush and see how much I can use up! Conk Almond is in the mug now.
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  15. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Thank you Clint.
  16. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    SEptember 1st Travel Shave
    Schick E3
    Semogue Boar
    Palmolive Menthol Cream
    Stirling Spice Balm
    Started the month on focus at a hotel with the E3 and a Stirling balm. Excellent shave. Hopefully I’ll have a chance to get caught up with the thread later.
    Have a great night all!
    Last edited: Sep 2, 2018
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  17. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Thanks Perry.
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  18. SharptoothC

    SharptoothC I bite..........

    Welcome to town. I started very similarly. I got a 34c early on, some TOOBS cream, Nivea balm and Astras (still one of my favorite blades). The only thing in that setup that I do not currently own is the 34c, and that is only because I gave it to a friend who is new to wet shaving.

    The equipment you have is fully capable of giving you a great shave. A few things that helped me out here:

    1. Learn the angle of your razor. Learn to ride the cap and slowly adjust the angle down until you reach maximum proficiency. There are many threads here that will demonstrate riding the cap.

    2. Map your beard. Many of us have facial hair growing in different directions on different parts of our face/neck. Learning which way it grows is helpful info.

    3. Start with with the grain passes until you get razor angles worked out. Then add in your across the grain and finally against the grain. I learned I don't really need an ATG pass to get decent looking shave, and started saving it for special occasions when I want to feel really smooth.

    3. Start your lather with a lightly damp brush. Add water in small increments until your lather has more of a yogurty texture. Fluffy=bad.

    4. You will receive lots of input from many wise men. Listen, engage, ask questions even if they feel stupid. There is no judging here. Malarky? Yes. Hijinks? Sure. Cookies? Debateable. Cartels and factions? Occasionally. But judging? Only in May.

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  19. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    Chubby 2 Week
    SEptember 1, 2018

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  20. Boojum1

    Boojum1 Valet Parking Available Here

    SEptember 2, 2018

    Aluminum General with UFO Colibri
    Feather Pro Super
    Simpson Chubby 2 Synthetic
    Fine Platinum Soap & Aftershave
    Stirling MITA Witch Hazel & Aloe
    Gold Bond Green Lotion
    Creed Aventus

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