Monday, August 31, 2015

Jayaruh #14 Goes to New Home


Today, I packed up the #14 and shipped it off to Dzia Dzia. He was the one who conceived of it. I just put it into works. I hope to see it show up on some SOTDs on TSD.


September 3
#14 arrives at its new home...

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Shave of the Day - 8/30

 

Dove Men Face Wash
Col. Conk Bay Rum Shave Soap 
Bethlehem Olivewood ST
Gillette President
Personna SS
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayers Lemon WH
Pinaud Clubman

The Col. Conk Bay Rum Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Bethleham Olivewood Silvertip brush. Two passes with my Gillette President razor and a Personna SS 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 Lemon WH and then Pinaud Clubman after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Shave of the Day - 8/29

 

Dove Men Face Wash
RazoRock P.160
Jayaruh #14 Finest Badger Gem Push-button
GEM Stainless
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayers Lemon WH
Pinaud Clubman

The RazoRock P.160 Shave Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #14 Finest Badger brush. Two passes with my Gem Push-button razor and a GEM Stainless SE 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 Lemon WH and then Pinaud Clubman after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Friday, August 28, 2015

Shave of the Day - 8/28



Dove Men Face Wash
Soap Commander Renewal
Jayaruh #18 Silver TipGem Push-button
GEM Stainless
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayers Lemon WH
Pinaud Clubman

The Soap Commander Renewal Shave Cream face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #18 Silver Tip brush. Two passes with my Gem Push-button razor and a GEM Stainless SE 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 Lemon WH and then Pinaud Clubman after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Shave of the Day - 8/27


Dove Men Face Wash
TOBS St. James Collection
Jayaruh #14 Finest Badger Gem Push-button
GEM Stainless
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayers Lemon WH
Pinaud Clubman

The TOBS St. James Collection Shave Cream face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #14 Finest Badger brush. Two passes with my Gem Push-button razor and a GEM Stainless SE 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 Lemon WH and then Pinaud Clubman after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Jayaruh #22 Started

This handle is made from red oak. It was in a lot of wood that I got from Ed of TSD. I shaped it, sanded it, and then stained and sealed it with Minwax red oak.






Jayaruh #21 Begins


This brush handle started with a piece of wood that was sent to me by Ed on TSD. It is an apple wood block. It was very "wormy." After I made the initial shaping, I cleaned out the worm holes and filled them with five-minute epoxy. I let it dry over night and put a coat of polyurethane on it. The pictures below are after that first coat had dried.









Shave of the Day - 8/26


Dove Men Face Wash
Mitchell's Wool Fat
Jayaruh #18 Silver TipGem Push-button
GEM Stainless
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayers Lemon WH
Pinaud Clubman

The Mitchell's Wool Fat Shave Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #18 Silver Tip brush. Two passes with my Gem Push-button razor and a GEM Stainless SE 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 Lemon WH and then Pinaud Clubman after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Shave of the Day - 8/25


Dove Men Face Wash
Col. Conk Amber Shave Soap 
Jayaruh #14 Finest Badger (First Shave)
Gem Push-button
GEM Stainless
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayers Lemon WH
Pinaud Clubman

The Col. Conk Amber Shave Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #14 Finest Badger brush. Two passes with my Gem Push-button razor and a GEM Stainless SE 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 Lemon WH and then Pinaud Clubman after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Monday, August 24, 2015

Shave of the Day - 8/24


Dove Men Face Wash
C.O. Bigelow Shave Cream 
Jayaruh #18 Silver Tip (First Shave)
Gem Push-button
GEM Stainless
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayers Lemon WH
Pinaud Clubman

The C.O. Bigelow Shave Cream face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #18 Silver Tip brush. Two passes with my Gem Push-button razor and a GEM Stainless SE 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 Lemon WH and then Pinaud Clubman after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

The new Jayaruh #18 brush with the Virginia Sheng silver tip knot performed flawlessly with the C.O. Bigelow Shave Cream. It made lots of lather and was very soft. I am going to enjoy using this new silver tip.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Jayaruh #17b Begins


When I started the Jayaruh #17, I was patterning it after the Omega Pro 98. It was going to be all wood. I thought, "Hey, I wonder if I can use the knot off the OP98 and put it in this new handle." So I got to investigating how the OP98 was put together and found out that the top just snapped off the bottom handle. 

That is when I decided to make a hybrid brush using the top of the OP98 and the bottom of the new handle. I cut the top off of the new handle, shaped it so that the top would receive it secruely, and put it all together.

After I finished the #17 brush, I posted it on TSD forum, and one of the members (Colonel_K) said that he took the bottom of the Omega Pro 98 and made a brush out of it. This is what he said:


Don't forget the bottom half of the handle of the 98.
Here's what I did as a little experiment. The knot is from a 24mm 2 band Vie Long brush that was too small for me.
I filled the cavity with Play Doh for extra weight and topped it with a coin for a level surface and glued the knot in. It was only supposed to be a temporary thing until I decided on a more permanent handle so I only used a rubber cement type glue.
The chrome ring is from the top half of the brush.
9 months later and I'm still using it.
I never expected it to last this long.




This got me to thinking that perhaps I can make another hybrid brush handle using the top of the wooden handle and the left over plastic handle of the OP98. I did some preliminary measures and broke out the Dremel. This is what I have now. I will have to do some tweaking, but I think this is going to work. This will be Jayaruh #17b.




Next step is to seal and finish the wood. I will epoxy the top to the handle.

August 24, 2015

Today, I sealed and stained with Minwax golden pecan. Next, I will finish it with polyurethane and then epoxy it onto the handle.


First coat of poly.

Mock up with black badger knot.

Shave of the Day - 8/23

 

Dove Men Face Wash
Arko Stick
Bethleham Olivewood Silvertip
Gillette President
Personna SS
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayers Lemon WH
Pinaud Clubman

The Arko Stick Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Bethleham Olivewood Silvertip brush. Two passes with my Gillette President razor and a Personna SS 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 Lemon WH and then Pinaud Clubman after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Test Lathering

I glued in the new knots for #14 and #18 yesterday. Today, I did a test lather with RazoRock P.160. I loaded each brush for 30 seconds and lathered in my green glass bowl.