Sunday, June 25, 2017

Shave of the Day - 6/25


Nivea Men Face Wash
Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #188
Gem 1911 Lather Catcher
CVS SE
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

The Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #188 synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Gem 1911 Lather Catcher with a CVS blade, and I ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Brushes In The Works

These are the five brushes I have in the works right now. They are in the last stages of finishing. The knot is just for photo purposes. The final knot is to be determined.

JR #200

JR #199
 The next brushes will be JR #197, 198, and 201, but I have not designated which will be which yet.




Shave of the Day - 6/24


Nivea Men Face Wash
Proraso Pre Shave
Col. Conk Lime Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #188
Wade & Butcher Spanish Tip 5/8
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

As part of my ritual today, I added the Proraso Pre Shave Cream after I washed my face. The Col Conk Lime Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #188 synthetic brush. I did the two passes with the Wade & Butcher Spanish Tip 5/8, and I ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Friday, June 23, 2017

The New 195

At the suggestion of a fellow TSDer, I renamed the old 195 to 196 and created this 195 in honor of the Gillette 195, the Fatboy.







Shave of the Day - 6/23


Nivea Men Face Wash
L'OCCITANE Cade Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #188
Gillette Tech
Personna Super
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

The L'OCCITANE Cade Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #188 synthetic brush. I did the two passes with the Gillette Tech razor and Personna Super blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Jayaruh #195 and 196

My new friend, Bert, is a handyman and I showed him my brushes. He asked if I could make him one  with a hammer motif. Here is what I came up with.






Update: June 23, 2017

At the suggestion of a fellow TSDer, I have renamed this brush as 196. I made a new brush to commemorate the Gillette 195, the Fatboy.




Shave of the Day - 6/22



Nivea Men Face Wash
VDH Deluxe Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #188
Gillette Tech
Personna Super
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

The VDH Deluxe Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #188 synthetic brush. I did the two passes with the Gillette Tech razor and Personna Super blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Shave of the Day - 6/21



Nivea Men Face Wash
Tabac Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #188
Gillette Tech
Personna Super
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

The Tabac Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #188 synthetic brush. I did the two passes with the Gillette Tech razor and Personna Super blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Jayaruh #194

I made a second penguin brush today. The pictures show the brush before the clear coat. The knot is just dry fitted for now.




Jayaruh #193

I made this penguin brush. Then, I made an iceberg stand to hold it.





Here is the iceberg stand.





I painted the top part white to represent an iceberg and the stand part blue to represent water.





Shave of the Day - 6/20


Nivea Men Face Wash
Soap Commander Renewal Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #188
Gillette Tech
Personna Super
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

The Soap Commander Renewal Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #188 synthetic brush. I did the two passes with the Gillette Tech razor and Personna Super blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Monday, June 19, 2017

Shave of the Day - 6/19

Nivea Men Face Wash
CO Bigelow Shaving Cream
Jayaruh #188
Gillette Tech
Personna Super
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

It is menthol Monday. The CO Bigelow Shaving Cream face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #188 synthetic brush. I did the two passes with the Gillette Tech razor and Personna Super blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Shave of the Day - 6/18



Nivea Men Face Wash
Williams Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #2
Gem 1911 Lather Catcher
CVS SE
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayer's Lemon WH
Pinaud Vegetal

The Williams Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #2 badger brush. I did two passes with the Gem 1911 Lather Catcher with a CVS blade, and I ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse and alum block, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Pinaud Vegetal AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Jayaruh #190-192

I have been trying out paint for a change. Here are three new brushes. I just stuck the knots in for the picture. They are synthetics. I am going to clear coat them one more time before I set the knots. The green one is a new shape. I was going to make it like the other two, but the wood did not cooperate, so I went a different direction with it. I like it anyhow.