Monday, July 24, 2017

GEM JUNIOR Blades Arrive

I sent these blades to Tom White for refreshing. He put them on his stones to get them ready for the next 100 years. I measured the blades, and they measure .007 inch thick. Modern SEs measure .009 inch. These blades came with my Gem Jr. and were designed to be stropped. I plan on shaving with one tomorrow. I will strop the blades before and after each shave.





Tomorrow's planned shave.


Shave of the Day - 7/24



Proraso Pre Shave
TSD Iced Lime
Jayaruh #206
Gem 1911 Lather Catcher
CVS SE
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Aqua Velva Ice Blue

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The TSD Iced Lime Shave Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #206 Badger brush. I did the two passes with the Gem 1911 Lather Catcher with a CVS SE blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Aqua Velva Ice Blue AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Shave of the Day - 7/23

Proraso Pre Shave
Old Spice Lime
The Brush B-3 by Tom, Badger
Gem 1911 Lather Catcher
CVS SE
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Old Spice Lime Cream face-lathered well with The Brush B-3 by Tom, Badger brush. I did the two passes with the Gem 1911 Lather Catcher and CVS SE blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Ferrules in the Mail

Four ferrules arrived in the mail today from Tom. They are beautiful, just what was ordered. I have fitted the four ferrules on four of the handles. You be the judge.







Shave of the Day - 7/22


Proraso Pre Shave
Old Spice Lime
The Brush B-3 by Tom, Badger
Gold Dollar 6/8
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Old Spice Lime Cream face-lathered well with The Brush B-3 by Tom, Badger brush. I did the two passes with the Gold Dollar 6/8 ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Friday, July 21, 2017

Shave of the Day - 7/21



Nivea Men Face Wash
Old Spice Lime
The Brush B-3 by Tom, Badger
Gillette OT by Tom 
Rockwell Swedish Stainless Steel
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

The Old Spice Lime Cream face-lathered well with The Brush B-3 by Tom, Badger brush. I did the two passes with the Gillette OT by Tom razor and Rockwell Swedish Stainless Steel blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Gem/Ever-Ready Thread Sizes

I compared these five razors and threads.
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The shovelhead and 1912 have the same threads and are interchangeable.
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The 1911 Lather Catcher and the ER 1914 have the same threads and are interchangeable.
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The silver Gem 1912 has different threads from the other 1912: not even close. They do not interchange.
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I found that this #8 sheet metal screw will work on both the 1911 LC and the ER14. I cannot however tell you the official size of these threads. I think they are 8-24.
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