Sunday, May 31, 2015

Shave of the Day - 5/31

 

Dove Men Face Wash
Soap Commander Synergy Shave Soap (first shave) 
Bethlehem Olivewood WD Silvertip (first shave) 
Gillette President
Personna Super Stainless
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayers Rose Petal WH
Barbasol Brisk AS

The Soap Commander Synergy Shave Soap face-lathered well with my Olivewood WD Silvertip Badger brush. Two passes with my Gillette President razor and a Personna Super Stainless blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, alum block, and a final cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayers Rose Petal WH and then Barbasol Brisk after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Shave of the Day - 5/30

 

Dove Men Face Wash
Van Der Hagen Deluxe Shave Soap
Jayaruh #1 Silvertip Badger
Schick L-1
Personna Stainless
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayers Rose Petal WH
Barbasol Brisk AS

The Van Der Hagen Deluxe Shave Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #1 Silvertip Badgerbrush. Two passes with my Schick L-1 razor and a Personna Stainless blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, alum block, and a final cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayers Rose Petal WH and then Barbasol Brisk after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Friday, May 29, 2015

Silver Tip Knot Arrives

After 9 days, the silver tip badger knot finally arrives. The 24mm knot, OxiClean Stain Remover, instructions for Odor Removal, and Larry's card.


The first thing I did was a dry fit in the Bethelem Olivewood handle.


I added an nickel and dry fitted again. I think I like this loft a little better. I may go with the nickel in the bottom when I get ready to glue it in.



Larry sent along some OxiClean for defunking. I decided to go ahead and defunk before setting the knot. Here it is soaking. 



Starting to bloom nicely. Still damp.

Damp dry fit.
May 30, 2015


I got the knot glued in. I used a nickel to raise the loft to about 50mm. I will let it sit a day and use it for my Sunday shave. I will also be using a sample of Soap Commander Synergy Shave Soap that was given to me by Ray from MA.

Pre and Post Bloom
June 1, 2015

Side and top views

Shave of the Day - 5/29

 

Dove Men Face Wash
Col. Conk Lime Shave Soap
Jayaruh #6 High Mountain Badger
Schick L-1
Personna Stainless
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayers Rose Petal WH
Barbasol Brisk AS

The Col. Conk Lime Shave Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #6 High Mountain Badger brush. Two passes with my Schick L-1 razor and a Personna Stainless blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, alum block, and a final cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayers Rose Petal WH and then Barbasol Brisk after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Shave of the Day - 5/28

 

Dove Men Face Wash
Col. Conk Bay Rum Shave Soap 
Jayaruh #1 Silvertip Badger
Schick L-1
Personna Stainless
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayers Rose Petal WH
Barbasol Brisk AS

The Col. Conk Bay Rum Shave Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #1 Silvertip Badger brush. Two passes with my Schick L-1 razor and a Personna Stainless blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, alum block, and a final cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayers Rose Petal WH and then Barbasol Brisk after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Shave of the Day - 5/27

 

Dove Men Face Wash
TOBS St. James Collection
Jayaruh #6 High Mountain Badger 
Schick L-1
Personna Stainless
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayers Rose Petal WH
Barbasol Brisk AS

The TOBS St. James Collection Shaving Cream face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #6 High Mountain Badger brush. Two passes with my Schick L-1 razor and a Personna Stainless blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, alum block, and a final cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayers Rose Petal WH and then Barbasol Brisk after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Gillette Black Tip Super Speed

I just received this 1953 Gillette Black Tip Super Speed razor in a trade. The first two pictures were taken right out of the box. It was pretty clean, but I took some time and gave it a good cleaning and polishing.




Pictures taken after cleaning and polishing.






Gillette Red Tip Super Speed

I just received this 1958 Gillette Red Tip Super Speed razor in a trade. The first two pictures were taken right out of the box. It was pretty clean, but I took some time and gave it a good cleaning and polishing.



These are pictures after the cleaning and polishing.






Gillette Black Handle Super Speed

I received this razor in a trade. The top two pictures are how it looked out of the box. It was a little rough. However, it cleaned up very well. I am very pleased with the way it came out. I will be using it next month as I start back on double edge shaving.



The following pictures are after the cleaning. This is a 1958 Black Handle Super Speed.








Shave of the Day - 5/26

 

Dove Men Face Wash
Mitchell's Wool Fat
Jayaruh #1 Silvertip Badger
Schick L-1
Personna Stainless
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayers Rose Petal WH
Barbasol Brisk AS

The Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #1 Silvertip Badger brush. Two passes with my Schick L-1 razor and a Personna Stainless blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, alum block, and a final cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayers Rose Petal WH and then Barbasol Brisk after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Monday, May 25, 2015

Jayaruh #10 Begins

I had a hexagonal piece sitting around, so today, I got out and began shaping it. I really like the shape of my #6 handle, so I am tweaking it a bit. This one is a bit shorter. 

#6 and #10

I didn't take pictures of the blank or initial shaping, but these were taken at three stages. The top picture is at the end of stage three. The original blank was cut on my table saw, but all other work was done without electricity except for making the knot hole which was done with my Dremel. The rest of the work was done with rasp, files, hand saw, and sandpaper. 

End of stage three: May 26.

May 25, 2015
End of stage one:



End of stage two:


May 26, 2015
End of stage three:





May 28, 2015

Minwax Wood Conditioner

First Coat of Polyurethane hung up.
May 29, 2015

Polyurethane 2nd Coat
It is all done except for a knot.