Sunday, January 31, 2016

Shave of the Day - 1/31

 

TESC Pre-Shave Oil
Geo. F. Trumper Almond SC
Jayaruh #36 Horse
Edwin Jagger DE89
Voskhod
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayers Cucumber WH
GFT Coral Skin Food

I prepared my face with The Executive Shave Co. Pre-Shave Oil. The Geo. F. Trumper Almond Shaving Cream face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #36 horse hair brush. Two passes with my Edwin Jagger DE89 razor and a Voskhod blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayers Cucumber WH and Geo. F. Trumper Coral Skin Food. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Jayaruh #43: The White Queen

The White Queen is made of oak. It is a special project for "The Queen of Blades" on TSD. I have about 3 1/2 hours in it so far. I want to make sure it is sanded very smooth, and then I will finish it with a clear finish. I have this very nice 24mm synthetic knot that will go into the handle to finish it off.

Update February 1: The brush is finished. It needs to sit for 24 hours before I ship it to The Queen.
Finished brush. 












Sealed


Finished brush.

Finished brush.

Shave of the Day 1/30

 

TESC Pre-Shave Oil
Geo. F. Trumper Eucris SC
Jayaruh #36 Horse
Edwin Jagger DE89
Voskhod
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayers Cucumber WH
GFT Sandalwood SF

I prepared my face with The Executive Shave Co. Pre-Shave Oil. I took a little dab of Geo. F. Trumper Eucris Shaving Cream and smeared it onto my face. It face-lathered very well with my Jayaruh #36 horse hair brush. It just burst into lather. Two passes with my Edwin Jagger DE89 razor and a Voskhod blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayers Cucumber WH and then Geo. F. Trumper Sandalwood Skin Food. The sandalwood scent is very light, and the skin food is soothing. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

I am not good describing scents, but the Eucris SC has a light manly scent. Here are the ingredients:

Friday, January 29, 2016

Sunrise Knot Arrives

Today, the 24mm Sunrise synthetic knot arrived, and I put it in the JR#42 for some glamour shots. The knot is a very soft knot with moderate backbone.

The Sunrise knot on the right is a bulb shaped knot.







Shave of the Day 1/29

 

TESC Pre-Shave Oil
Geo. F. Trumper Limes SC
Jayaruh #36 Horse
Edwin Jagger DE89
Voskhod
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayers Cucumber WH
GFT Limes Skin Food

I am using some new sample products that I received this week. It is my first experience with the Geo. F. Trumper line. I prepared my face with The Executive Shave Co. Pre-Shave Oil. Just a little squirt is all it took. The oil is water soluble and rinsed off easily. The Geo. F. Trumper Eucris Shaving Cream face-lathered really well with my Jayaruh #36 horse hair brush. I took just a dab and spread it on my face and began to lather with the horse.  Bam! Loads of lather. The lime scent of both the oil and the cream was delightful. Two passes with my Edwin Jagger DE89 razor and a Voskhod blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayers Cucumber WH and Geo. F. Trumper Limes Skin Food. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Shave of the Day 1/28


Dove Men Face Wash
Razorock Classic Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #40 Black Badger
AutoStrop VB1
Feather Stainless SE
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayers Rose Petal WH
Aqua Velva Ice Blue

The Razorock Classic Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #40 Black Badger brush. Two passes with my Valet AutoStrop razor and a Feather Stainless SE blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayers Rose Petal WH and then Aqua Velva Ice Blue after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Samples from across the Pond


I just received samples of Geo. F. Trumper shaving creams and Skin Food along with some Pre Shave Oil from The Executive Shaving Co.in Glasgow, Scotland. I will be trying these creams out starting on Friday. I will start the Pre Shave Oil tomorrow. It has a delightful lime scent. 

Ingredients: Almond Shaving Cream

Ingredients: Eucris Shaving Cream

Ingredients: Limes Shaving Cream

Ingredients: Roses Shaving Cream


These products are available from: Executive-Shaving Co.


Shave of the Day 1/27


Dove Men Face Wash
Razorock Classic Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #40 Black Badger
AutoStrop VC4
Feather Stainless SE
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayers Rose Petal WH
Aqua Velva Ice Blue

The Razorock Classic Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #40 Black Badger brush. Two passes with my Valet AutoStrop razor and a Feather Stainless SE blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayers Rose Petal WH and then Aqua Velva Ice Blue after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Shave of the Day 1/26


Razorock Classic Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #40 Black Badger
AutoStrop VB1
Feather Stainless SE
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayers Rose Petal WH
Aqua Velva Ice Blue

The Razorock Classic Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #40 Black Badger brush. Two passes with my Valet AutoStrop razor and a Feather Stainless SE blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayers Rose Petal WH and then Aqua Velva Ice Blue after shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Monday, January 25, 2016

Jayaruh #42 Started

January 25, 2916

I started the JR#42 today for a fellow wet-shaver.  We are doing a trade. I got a good start on it. The weather has been "bad" here with 8 plus inches of snow. However, today, the roads were mostly clear so we got out some, and when we returned, the temperature was above 50 and the carport was clear, so conditions were ideal for me to work outside.  This brush will eventually be stained with a dark walnut stain and fitted with an Ubersoft 2 24mm synthetic knot. I think it is going to be a beautiful and functional brush. The knot I used for the photos is a 24mm synthetic.

Checking out how it hangs in my home-made brush/razor stand.







January 26, 2016


Today, I finished sanding and sizing the knot hole. I stained and sealed with Minwax dark walnut. It is ready for polyurethane now. The Ubersoft 2 knot is scheduled for delivery on Friday. The #42 should be ready to receive it by then.



January 27, 2016

I put a coat of glossy polyurethane on the handle yesterday and gave it 24 hours to dry. Here are some pictures with the poly. It makes the grain pop.



February 13, 2016
JR#42 in its new home.