Friday, September 30, 2016

Jayaruh #118

I don't know the circumstances that caused this to happen, but I did not take pictures for this brush while I was making it. It is made of hickory and walnut. I glued them together and set it aside for a while. Then one day, I put it on the lathe and made it. Why I did not take pictures, I do not know. I put an Omega boar knot in it. It is a fine brush. This picture was taken September 29, 2016.


The Jayaruh #118 handle is 48mm high. The Omega Boar is 24mm wide with a 50mm loft.



Shave of the Day - 9/30



Dove Men Face Wash
L'OCCITANE Cade Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #18
GEM Micromatic OC
CVS 009 RD
CWR, Asma Alum Block
T.N. Dickinson's WH
Pinaud Vegetal

The L'OCCITANE Cade Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #18 silver tip badger brush. Two passes and touch ups with the GEM Micromatic OC razor with a CVS 009 RD blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with T.N. Dickinson's WH and then Pinaud Vegetal After Shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Thursday, September 29, 2016

OCtober is Almost Here

I am planning on doing the Open Comb theme for OCtober. Here is my line up.

Left to right: Gillette Single Ring (1911), Gillette NEW SC, German made OT travel razor, English made Goodwill, OT with Maggard fatty handle, Franken razor (FHT handle and top plate with English NEW LC bottom), and GEM Micromatic OC. I will also be using my new silvertip badger, Jayaruh #104.


Shave of the Day - 9/29



Dove Men Face Wash
L'OCCITANE Cade Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #18
Pal Injector
Schick Stainless
CWR, Asma Alum Block
T.N. Dickinson's WH
Pinaud Vegetal

The L'OCCITANE Cade Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #18 silver tip badger brush. Two passes and touch ups with the Pal Injector razor with a Schick Stainless blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with T.N. Dickinson's WH and then Pinaud Vegetal After Shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Jayaruh #116 and #117

I took the last of the spectraply and created two stubby handles from it.

Rounding off the blank.

Two handles out of one blank.

Ready to come off the lathe.

I cut the handles apart and cleaned up the bottom of each handle.
I patterned these handles after the #102.

After making the knot holes, I dry fitted a boar and a synthetic.
First coat of polycrylic.

Shave of the Day - 9/28



Dove Men Face Wash
L'OCCITANE Cade Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #18
Schick C
Ted Pella Injector
CWR, Asma Alum Block
T.N. Dickinson's WH
Pinaud Vegetal

The L'OCCITANE Cade Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #18 silver tip badger brush. Two passes and touch ups with the Schick C razor with a Ted Pella Injector blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with T.N. Dickinson's WH and then Pinaud Vegetal After Shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Jayaruh #113


 

















Jayaruh #113-115


Yesterday, I received a nice pif from Tony AKA omaney on TSD. There were four spectraply handle blanks in the package. Today, I turned three of them into real brush handles. I am very pleased with the results. 

This is JR#113 with an Omega boar knot.

This is JR#114 with an Ace synthetic knot.


This is JR#115 with an Ace synthetic knot.

Shave of the Day - 9/27



Dove Men Face Wash
L'OCCITANE Cade Shaving Soap (first shave)
Jayaruh #18
Schick G-3
Schick Stainless
CWR, Asma Alum Block
T.N. Dickinson's WH
Speick AS

The L'OCCITANE Cade Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #18 silver tip badger brush. Two passes and touch ups with the Schick G-3 razor with a Schick Stainless blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with T.N. Dickinson's WH and then Pinaud Vegetal After Shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Monday, September 26, 2016

Received Big PIF

In the mail today was a medium size Priority Mail box from  Texas. Tony, AKA omaney on TSD. It contained 5 synthetic knots, two boar knots, three donor brushes, a four pack of spectrapoly blanks, a blank of cocobolo, and a blank of ebony gaboon. A big thanks to Tony for this great PIF. It will be fun putting each of these pieces to work.




Shave of the Day - 9/26



Dove Men Face Wash
Route 66 Perfect Storm
Jayaruh #18
Schick L-1
Schick Stainless
CWR, Asma Alum Block
T.N. Dickinson's WH
Speick AS

The Route 66 Perfect Storm Shave Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #18 silver tip badger brush. Two passes and touch ups with the Schick L-1 razor with a Schick Stainless blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with T.N. Dickinson's WH and then Pinaud Vegetal After Shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Test Lathering #109 and #110

I finished up #109 and #110 yesterday by setting a silvertip knot in each. Today, I did a test lathering with Soap Commander's Renewal Shaving Soap.

This is the #109.


 The knot measures 27mm at the handle. The loft is 53mm.

All lathered up.

Rinsed and beginning to bloom.

This is the #110.


 The knot measures 27mm at the handle. The loft is 55mm.
All lathered up.

Rinsed and beginning to bloom.

Shave of the Day - 9/25



Dove Men Face Wash
Route 66 Perfect Storm
Jayaruh #18
Bunny V-3
Schick Stainless
CWR, Asma Alum Block
T.N. Dickinson's WH
Pinaud Vegetal

The Route 66 Perfect Storm Shave Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #18 silver tip badger brush. Two passes and touch ups with the Bunny V-3 razor with a Schick Stainless blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with T.N. Dickinson's WH and then Pinaud Vegetal After Shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Knots Arrive

Two 23x65 silvertip badger knots arrived today from Ace Shaving in China. I decided that they should go in #109 and #110.  Here are pictures of the dry fitting and then post setting.

Dry fitting.

After setting with silicone.
I will give them a day or so to set and then do a test lathering with each.

Shave of the Day - 9/24



Dove Men Face Wash
Route 66 Perfect Storm
Jayaruh #18
GEM Micromatic OC
CVS 009 RD
CWR, Asma Alum Block
T.N. Dickinson's WH
Pinaud Vegetal

The Route 66 Perfect Storm Shave Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #18 silver tip badger brush. Two passes and touch ups with the GEM Micromatic OC razor with a CVS 009 RD blade gave me a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with T.N. Dickinson's WH and then Pinaud Vegetal After Shave. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...