SoD: 'A' is for Adjustable!

Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by IAmTheJody, Aug 2, 2021.

  1. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    SOD Saturday September 11, 2021
    Lather: Proraso White (31)
    Razor: Gillette 1959 E4 Settings:
    Face WTG:3-XTG:2-ATG:1
    Head WTG:5-XTG:4-XTG:4-ATG:3
    Blade: Gillette Platinum (1)

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  2. Aztecmike

    Aztecmike Well-Known Member

    Awesome! Congrats on the sweet razor & to it's maker as well. I'm continually amazed by the creations of @twhite!
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  3. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Thank you Paul! :eatdrink047:
    Thanks Mike! If there is ever an actual shaving museum established somewhere, I'm going to make sure they have some of Tom's art craft on display! He's a mad and amazing genius. King C. Gillette and Col. Jacob Schick and their army of inventors and patent filers couldn't carry Tom's water! :git:
     
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  4. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    SOD Sunday September 12, 2021
    Razor: Gillette 1959 E4 Settings:
    Face WTG:3-XTG:2-ATG:1
    Head WTG:5-XTG:4-XTG:4-ATG:3
    Blade: Gillette Platinum (2)
    A Spectacular Sunday Shave!

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  5. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    I am humbled by that reply. A bit overboard maybe.
    If there ever is a museum for shaving. I would be honored to donate my creations. Maybe it would inspire someone else to just give it a try.
    I am just happy nobody has shaved their eye out with my razors.
     
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  6. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    So Friday, I posted about my shave with Tom's roller guard Adjustable TARMAX IN injector razor variant...

    https://theshaveden.com/forums/threads/sod-a-is-for-adjustable.65797/page-5#post-1995716

    Yesterday, I received the solid bar guard variant of this adjustable injector razor, thanks to the current pass-around going on for it, and took it for a spin, using the same cream, brush and blade and adjustment setting #5 - to make a fair comparison between the two variants.

    Just as with the roller guard variant, the solid bar guard variant is superb. The only difference I could find, and feel, is that between a guard rolling across the skin and a solid bar guard having a squeegee effect. Other than that, the same fantastic, ridiculously smooth shave! Literally wet dolphin smooth all over, head and face!!

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  7. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Got a great shave on 8 today.

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  8. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Set on 8 with a new Treet CS blade.
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  9. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    SOD Wednesday September 15, 2021
    Razor: Gillette 1959 E4 Settings:
    Face WTG:3-XTG:2-ATG:1
    Head WTG:5-XTG:4-XTG:4-ATG:3
    Blade: Gillette 7 O'Clock Yellow (1)
    A Wonderful Wednesday Shave!

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  10. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    DE SOTD, September 15th 2021, Won this razor on a fund raising raffle and it arrived yesterday. It is called a TARMAX adjustable DE and it fair to say American Ingenuity is alive and well in our shaving world.
    Tom White invents & designs products and is a seasoned machinist and likes designing razors in different concepts as a Hobby. This adjustable razor was used for my first shave and really did not expect a lot of difference to my other adjustable razors but I was wrong. The TARMAX first pass was smooth and quieter than other adjustables, had to inspect thinking it was not cutting whiskers, but was like shaving on a setting 3-4 on a Fatboy for shaving comparison. It was set on 5 of 8 different settings references on 1st pass so I cranked it to 8 of 8 and on 2nd pass & pickups(you can go pass 8 setting because of design). The results were very good for first time out and received a DFS,BBS. Sweet spot angle seems around 45 degrees. Because of the blade sits flat basically it gives a very different smooth shave. I enjoyed the shave and like variety so it is scores a high score IMO.
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    Razor: TARMAX adjustable DE by @twhite (only 4 made)-Mfg 2021, the razor is made of Aluminum and holds a blade excellent, heats up quickly with hot water so no cold steel to face, interesting concept. Gives a smooth shave and is a keeper.
    Blade: Gillette Astra SP (testing standard)- Sharp & smooth, great longevity.
    Soap: Speick stick, nice spicy scent, excellent lather qualities. Tripled milled soap and well made.
    Brush: Yaqi Viper 24mm boar (new), Excellent lather generator, nice soft split end hair tips, nice scrubber, great lather painter, joy to use a nice boar brush IMO.
    Pre shave: Brush wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a dollop of clear Aloe Vera gel on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups.
    Post shave: Witch hazel to clean skin, Lavanda aftershave +a dollop of CeraVe balm (scentless).
    Results: CCS,DFS,BBS + no irritation + no weepers = [​IMG]excellent shave with my TARMAX adjustable DE with a Astra SP blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
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  11. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    DE SOTD, September 16th 2021

    Razor: TARMAX DE adjustable by Tom White, Mfg 2021(4 only made) excellent adjustable, I really enjoy the audio feedback, with Aluminum it makes a sound of a blade cutting like no other metal razors I own(sizzling sound of sharpness how I can best describe it). I cranked it up wide open (8) and the TARMAX performed very well for a nice carefree shave. Nice razor is the bottom line, enjoyable to use.
    Blade: Gillette Astra SP (2) excellent blade, sharp & smooth with good longevity. I like this blade for testing all my DE shave gear as a standard comparison. It lets you know if a new blade is a little better or a little worse making it easy to gage IMO.
    Soap: Speick, excellent triple milled soap, nice spicy scent with excellent lather qualities IMO.
    Brush: Yaqi 24mm boar brush, excellent lather generator, nice soft split end hair tips, great scrubber + good lather painter.
    Pre shave: Brush(Cashmere syn) wash whole face with CeraVe hand bar cleanser + a clear dollop of Aloe Vera on the cleaned beard area.
    Prep: Cold water rinse after each pass of 2 + pickups.
    Post shave: Witch hazel skin clean, Razorock King Louis lavender with witch hazel + a dollop of CeraVe balm(scentless+ good stuff).
    Results: CCS,DFS,BBs + no irritation + no weepers = [​IMG] excellent shave with my TARMAX DE adjustable razor with a Gillette Astra SP blade.
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    Have some great shaves!
     
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  12. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    SOD Thursday September 16, 2021
    Razor: Gillette 1959 E4 Settings:
    Face WTG:3-XTG:2-ATG:1
    Head WTG:5-XTG:4-XTG:4-ATG:3
    Blade: Gillette 7 O'Clock Yellow SharpEdge (2)

    A Terrific Thursday Shave! A fresh pack of Gillette greens arrived in the mail and I’m wondering if Proraso green will make an appearance.

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  13. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    SOD Saturday September 18, 2021
    Razor: Gillette 1959 E4 Settings:
    Face WTG:3-XTG:2-ATG:1
    Head WTG:5-XTG:4-XTG:4-ATG:3
    Blade: Gillette 7 O'Clock Green Super Stainless (2)

    It just never gets old shaving with this incredible razor!

    Paul D
     
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  14. jmudrick

    jmudrick Type A Man

    Progress 4.5/Treet Falcon/MDC[​IMG]

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  15. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    SOD Sunday September 19, 2021
    Razor: Gillette 1959 E4 Settings:
    Face WTG:3-XTG:2-ATG:1
    Head WTG:5-XTG:4-XTG:4-ATG:3
    Blade: Gillette Platinum (1)

    Have a great Sunday!!

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  16. awk-m4

    awk-m4 Well-Known Member

    SOD Monday September 20, 2021
    Razor: Gillette 1959 E4 Settings:
    Face WTG:3-XTG:2-ATG:1
    Head WTG:5-XTG:4-XTG:4-ATG:3
    Blade: Gillette Platinum (2)

    Excellent results wit these fine blades!
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  17. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Gillette Fatboy (G3) Razor
    Bic Chrome Platinum Blade
    Simpson BAC3/Two Band Badger (restored) Brush
    Reef Point Dragon's Blood Soap
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel w/Egyptian Musk
    Reef Point Dragon's Blood w/Menthol AS Balm


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  18. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Tarmax SE Razor
    Gem Stainless Blade
    Semogue Excelsior Boar Brush
    TOBS Grapefruit Shave Cream
    Dickinson's Witch Hazel w/Egyptian Musk
    Pinaud Citrus Musk Eau De Cologne


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  19. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Tarmax SE Adjustable Razir
    Gem Stainless Blade
    Wontshed #3 Boar (restored) Brush
    Tabac Shave Soap
    Sea Breeze Astringent
    Tabac After Shave
    Tabac Eau De Cologne


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  20. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Tarmax Adjustable SE Razor
    Gem Stainless Blade
    Czechoslovakian Triumph Boar (restored) Brush
    Proraso/Love my Skin Spearmint Soap
    Sea Breeze Astringent
    Aqua Velva Ice Blue After Shave


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