Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Shave of the Day - 5/31


Nivea Men Face Wash
Tabac Shaving Soap
Heldtite Synthetic
Gillette Super 84
Rockwell
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayer's Lemon WH
Florida Water AS

The Tabac Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Heldtite Synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Gillette Super 84 razor and Rockwell Swedish Stainless 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 Florida Water AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Four New Brush Handles Underway

Last November, I had received some Louisiana cypress from Rick on TSD. I got out a stick of it today and started playing. These handles are what came out of my time on the lathe.

In the pictures, the handles are unfinished and the knots are just dry fitted for looks. This wood has some beautiful grain patterns. I have a couple of 28mm synthetic knots coming from Maggard Razors. I will be opening up a couple of these holes to take the big knots. The two-band badgers may end up in one or two of these.

They are yet to be numbered, but they will be 178-181.





Update: 6/5/17



Shave of the Day - 5/30



Nivea Men Face Wash
Soap Commander Renewal Shaving Soap
Bunny B-400
Gillette 195
Rockwell
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayer's Lemon WH
Florida Water AS

The Soap Commander Renewal Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Bunny B-400 two-band badger brush. I did two passes with the Gillette 195 razor and Rockwell Swedish Stainless 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 Florida Water AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Monday, May 29, 2017

Shave of the Day - 5/29



Nivea Men Face Wash
CO Bigelow Shaving Cream
Heldtite Synthetic
Gillette Super 84
Rockwell
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayer's Lemon WH
Florida Water AS

It is Menthol Monday, and I am actually participating. It is quite by accident, but I may make an effort to continue to participate.

The CO Bigelow Shaving Cream face-lathered well with my Heldtite Synthetic brush. I did two passes the Gillette Super 84 razor and Rockwell Swedish Stainless 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 Florida Water AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Shave of the Day - 5/28


Nivea Men Face Wash
Williams Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #170 Synthetic
Gem 1911 Lather Catcher
CVS SE
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayer's Lemon WH
Aqua Velva Musk AS

The Williams Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #170 Synthetic brush. I did two passes the Gem 1911 Lather Catcher razor and CVS SE 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 Aqua Velva Musk AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Gillette New Standard Tuckaway

I received this Gillette Tuckaway in the mail today. I believe this is the same razor type that my Dad used for most of his life. Under the head on the base plate I found a serial number: 34247A. It indicates that the razor was made in 1921. It appears to have been plated with silver but is scratched on the cap. Otherwise it is in very good shape.





Shave of the Day - 5/27


Nivea Men Face Wash
Col Conk Bay Rum Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #170 Synthetic
Wade & Butcher Spanish Tip 5/8
New Improved w/Rockwell Swedish Stainless
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayer's Lemon WH
Aqua Velva Musk AS

This is my first shave with this razor since I made new scales for it. I busted one of the scales pinning, but I was able to repair it. I am happy to have successfully made a pair of scales for this razor.

The Col Conk Bay Rum Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Heldtite Synthetic brush. I did one passe the Wade & Butcher Spanish Tip 5/8 and the second with the New Improved w/Rockwell Swedish Stainless. 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 Aqua Velva Musk AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

New Scales for the Dubl Duck


My Dubl Duck was in need of a set of new scales, so I ordered some from Maggard Razors. The came in earlier this week, and today, I decided to put them on. They came with the wedge end already pinned.


I didn't take pictures of all the steps, but in the picture above, I had removed the old scales, shortened the new scales by about a quarter of an inch, and drilled the pivot hole. I was getting ready to pin it. I put pivot washers between the tang and the scales and inserted the pin.


In the above picture, I have peened the pivot pin . I decided I would do the middle pin which is for spacing. I saved the little spacer for that purpose.


In these last two pictures, I have completed the scales. The center spacer is peened, and the pivot pin is sufficiently tight to hold the blade up.




 I am all done. I have put it back in my 7-day case. I think this one is up next for a shave on the first Saturday in June.





Friday, May 26, 2017

Jayaruh #177 Begins













Jayaruh #176 Begins









Shave of the Day - 5/26


Nivea Men Face Wash
VDH Luxury Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #170 Synthetic
Ming Shi Adjustable
Rockwell
CWR, Asma Alum Block
Thayer's Lemon WH
Aqua Velva Musk AS

The VDH Deluxe Shaving Soap face-lathered well with my Jayaruh #170 Synthetic brush. I did two passes the Ming Shi Adjustable razor and Rockwell Swedish Stainless 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 Aqua Velva Musk AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Jayaruh #175 Started






This "Slugger" brush will have a St. Louis motif. I modified the hole for a boar knot.





Branded JR 175

Almost done. Boar knot is dry fit.