Sunday, December 31, 2017

Shave of the Day - 12/31



Proraso Pre Shave
Soap Commander Renewal
Frank Shaving Badger
Gem 1902 Lather Catcher
Original Gem Cutlery SE
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Soap Commander Renewal Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Frank Shaving Badger brush. I did two passes with the Gem 1902 Lather Catcher Razor with an Original Gem Cutlery SE blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Shave of the Day - 12/30



Proraso Pre Shave
Arko
Frank Shaving Badger
Fredrick Reynolds 5/8 "Rattler"
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Arko Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Frank Shaving Badger brush. I did two passes with the Fredrick Reynolds 5/8 "Rattler" and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Friday, December 29, 2017

Shave of the Day - 12/29


Proraso Pre Shave
Jeff's Soap Shaving Soap
Frank Shaving Badger
Schick J Golden 500
Personna
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Jeff's Soap Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Frank Shaving Badger brush. I did two passes with the Schick J Golden 500 with a Personna blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Shave of the Day - 12/28



Proraso Pre Shave
Jeeves of Hudson Street Shaving Soap
Frank Shaving Badger
Schick J Golden 500
Personna
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Jeeves of Hudson Street Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Frank Shaving Badger brush. I did two passes with the Schick J Golden 500 with a Personna blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Shortifying the Golden 500

After my first shave with the Golden 500, I decided that the handle was just too long for me. I compared it to one of my G models and decided that I would shoritify the handle (cut it off).

Before shortification.

After shortification.

After shortification.

Shave of the Day - 12/27



Proraso Pre Shave
Williams
Frank Shaving Badger
Schick J Golden 500
Personna
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Williams Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Frank Shaving Badger brush. I did two passes with the Schick J Golden 500 with a Personna blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Three More Lather Catcher Handles


Today was a beautiful day. Started out about 29 degrees, but it got up to 41 this afternoon. That is when I broke out my lathe and made these three new lather catcher handles. Mrchick on TSD will be getting one, and the other two will await adoption. Mrchick wants his black, so, I can go ahead and work on it. I will wait on the other two and let the adoptive owner dictate the finish.

December 27:

Here is the first handle finished in black.




Here are the other two: one in black, and one in walnut.


Shave of the Day - 12/26



Proraso Pre Shave
Tabac
Frank Shaving Badger
Micromatic Bullet Tip
CVS SE
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Tabac Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Frank Shaving Badger brush. I did two passes with the Micromatic Bullet Tip with a CVS SE blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Monday, December 25, 2017

Shave of the Day - 12/25



Proraso Pre Shave
TSD Cool Lime
Bunny B-3 Red and Black
Micromatic Bullet Tip
CVS SE
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The TSD Cool Lime Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Bunny B-3 Red and Black Badger brush. I did two passes with the Micromatic Bullet Tip with a CVS SE blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Shave of the Day - 12/24


Proraso Pre Shave
Colgate Mug Shaving Soap
GarnerPW IX
Gem 1902 Lather Catcher
Original Gem Cutlery SE
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Speick

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Colgate Mug Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the GarnerPW IX synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Gem 1902 Lather Catcher Razor with an Original Gem Cutlery SE blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Speick AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Shave of the Day - 12/23


Proraso Pre Shave
Van Der Hagen Luxury
GarnerPW IX
Dbl Duck 5/8
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Speick

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Van Der Hagen Luxury Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the GarnerPW IX synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Dbl Duck 5/8 and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Speick AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Friday, December 22, 2017

Lather Catcher Handles Continued

I made two handles earlier in the week, and they went to two homes. Today, I decided to make some more. I made three. For now I am leaving them unfinished to see if there is an interest in customizing the finishes. They have stainless steel threads and aluminum ferrules.


All three are being adopted. I did one in dark stain, one natural, and one black.


All done.




Shave of the Day - 12/22

Proraso Pre Shave
Mitchell's Wool Fat
GarnerPW IX
Schick M
Personna
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Speick

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the GarnerPW IX synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Schick M injector razor and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Speick AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Schick Golden 500

I won this Schick Golden 500 on the TSD Holiday Raffle. It is a Hydromagic, too. It should be arriving on Friday.



December 22

Well, it is Friday, and it is still on its way to Hendersonville. I must wait at least another day. I'm hoping it will make it tomorrow so I can use it for my Christmas shave.

Shave of the Day - 12/21

Proraso Pre Shave
Musgo Real
GarnerPW IX
Schick L
Schick Twin 
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Speick

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Musgo Real Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the GarnerPW IX synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Schick L injector razor with a Schick Twin blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Speick AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Shave of the Day - 12/20

Proraso Pre Shave
Williams
GarnerPW IX
Schick I
Personna
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Speick

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Williams Mug Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the GarnerPW IX synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Schick I injector razor and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Speick AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Black Handle Super Speed, N3






Handles for Lather Catcher

Today I turned two handles for Gem Lather Catcher razors. I used two blanks from the Louisville Slugger stubs. This wood is pretty hard. I had a member on TSD who expressed an interest in them. It was pretty out today, so I took advantage of the weather. 

handle 1

handle 2

handle 1 and 2

First coat of black acrylic paint.

Gem 1902 and ER 1914

Gem Junior 1902 Lather Catcher