Discussion in 'Shower or Shave of the Day' started by Boojum1, Aug 31, 2020.
Thanks for the link
Tabac Tuesday SOTD
Razor: Gillette Slim Adjustable I-4 Steampunked
Blade: Gillette 7 o’clock Black (D9)
Brush: Thäter Cocobolo 2-band 24mm
Bowl: Symmetrical Sheet Metal
Pre-Shave Scrub: MRGO Lime
Pre-Shave Balm: TSD Oakmoss Sandalwood
Shave Soap: Tabac
fabulous tabac tuesday set up and pic Guy..
Great face and head shave tonight
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fine tech shaves and pic Clint..simple is good..
I love my techs. Great razor that is super smooth. I get very close shaves with techs
very cool ,i have a soft spot for them and collect/rescue as many as i can find.so many odd examples worldwide..
Ive got quite a few different techs. I go to local antique shops and rescue old gillettes.
very cool ..they have pretty much dried up around here.folks scoop them up and flog them on ebay..
Same thing is happening around here but i have one store i still have some luck at.
I’ve always thought the 1914 Ever-Ready is one of the finest shaving SEs out there but that handle is so small. I have an extra user grade one that jumped right out at me. Perfect choice for testing out how a different handle can make a difference. So, I decided to use if for my first test of the TAH - Tom’s Adjustable Handle. Here’s some pics comparing the weight and length:
I decided to put it at the shortest length but before shaving with it I tried holding it at different lengths. This is a very solid handle and well made. However, at some point the length allows a little play and is probably going to be counter-productive. But, this would be a very long handle at that point since you can see it’s a decent length even at it’s shortest.
Anyhow, I did the first pass on the right side with the traditional handle. Wow, I forgot how much I like the 1914. I then used the adaptor screw to attach the TAH for the left side. Wow and wow - even better. In fact, it was so good I forgot to try adjusting the length. It was as good as it gets. I think the added heft was part of that happy result and I know @twhite is working on a handle with adjustable weight so you can bet I’ll sign up for that should/when it sees the light of day.
At this point I can only think of two suggestions - one, for purely aesthetic reasons make a version in stainless steel to match most of the older SEs out there. The other would be to include extra adaptor screws. I can see where I would want to have the heads pre-loaded with an adaptor screw to quickly accept a TAH. That would simplify things in the den for sure.
Net net, this is a very nice accessory and I can see how a lot of shavers would really appreciate it. I joined the pass-around mostly out of curiosity but now I’m sold on the utility!
Henry Creed III
Razor - Merkur 45 Bakelite
Blade - *5th Shave
Shave Brush - YAQi R1605-S Synthetic
Razor/Brush Stand/Shave Soap Mug Mud's Evolution Pottery
Pre-shave Oil - Lather & Wood "unscented"
Shave Soap - Citrus Dusk (Vegan soap formulation by Country Club for Men & "Black Magic" Scent by Shannon's Soaps)
Aftershave - Citrus Dusk (Vegan soap formulation by Country Club for Men & "Black Magic" Scent by Shannon's Soaps)
Deodorant - Lucky Girl Boutique's Pure Body Delights Black Magic (Scent by Shannon's Soaps)
Fragrance - Creed Sélection Verte
SOTD : 29th September 2020.
Shaving recipe for today.
Prep: Warm shower / Original Source ~ Tingly Mint & Tea Tree Shower Gel.
Cold wet flannel to my face.
Simple ~ Sensitive Bar Soap + Wilko Men's shave Oil.
Brush : Omega 48.
Soap : Palmolive Classic Shave Sticks (Grated)
Blade: Indian Gillette ~ 7'0 Clock Super Platinum. (3)
Razor: 1950's Gillette Ball End Tech. (US)
Cold Water Face Rinse./Homemade peppermint lavender, eucalyptus, + Tea Tree Oil Witch Hazel Mixture./ P&G ~ Old Spice Classic ASL./ Aloe Vera Gel.
Everything in my shave set up worked together superbly this morning resulting in a enjoyable 3 pass + pick ups near BBS shave with no errors to report.
Finishing to the shave off with a generous dollop of Aloe Vera Gel.
My face is feeling super smooth & smelling divine.
Stay safe and enjoy your Day ladies & gentlemen.
Love me some Black Magic from Shannon's.
Good Morning Everyone SOTD 09/29/20
Gillette Ball End Tech (ndc)
Gillette Nacet (2)
Col. Conk Bay Rum
Cold Water Rinse, Alum Block
Suavecito Bay Rum A/S
Have A Great Day!
Tuesday 29th September
Yaqi Heavy Metal - Monsavon - GEM Contour I - GEM SSC #2 - Boots Freshwood A/S - Aloe Vera Gel
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