Monday, July 31, 2017

Wooden Fatboy Handle

Today, I turned a facsimile of a Fatboy handle from a 3/4 inch dowel. I glued a 10-32 nut in the end. I had to round off the corners to get it down to fit the 3/8 inch hole in the end. My vision was to use it with my tech head. So, here is what I have now. I will be making details on it later. I will post updates as I have them.



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Shave of the Day - 7/31


Proraso Shave Soap
Jayaruh #206
Gillette Aristocrat
Gillette Super Stainless, “The Spoiler”
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Aqua Velva Ice Blue

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Proraso Shave Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #206 Badger brush. I did the two passes with the Gillette Aristocrat with a Gillette Super Stainless blade ("The Spoiler" R3, 1971) and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Aqua Velva Ice Blue AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Shave of the Day - 7/30



Proraso Pre Shave
Speick Shave Cream
Jayaruh #206
Gem 1911 Lather Catcher
Vintage Gem Jr. SE
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Aqua Velva Ice Blue

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Speick Shave Cream face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #206 Badger brush. I did the two passes with the Gem 1911 Lather Catcher and vintage Gem Jr. blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Aqua Velva Ice Blue AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Vintage Regis Shaving Brush

We were at Smiley's Flea Market today and I found this nice Regis shaving brush. It says: Made in Germany, Regis, Sterilized, Vulcanized on the label. I am told that the Made in Germany label makes it date before 1945. It is a barber style brush with long boar bristles. It looks like it has not been used.



Shave of the Day - 7/29



Proraso Pre Shave
Soap Commander Renewal Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #206
Lee Mfg. Straight
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Aqua Velva Ice Blue

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Soap Commander Renewal Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #206 Badger brush. I did the two passes with the Lee Mfg. Straight and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Aqua Velva Ice Blue AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Friday, July 28, 2017

Razor Lot Arrives

I go this lot of vintage razors and blades off of eBay. It was a bargain price that I could not pass up. The first picture shows the lot just as they arrived. In the lot is a Schick Krona DE razor, Gillette Super Speed black handle (W3, 1976), Gem Pushbutton, Valet Autostrop, and an Enders Speed Razor. Also include were three dispensers of DE blades: Schick Krona Edge, Gillette (D), and Gillette Platinum Plus.








Shave of the Day - 7/28



Proraso Pre Shave
Col. Conk Amber Shave Soap
Jayaruh #206
Gillette Aristocrat
Personna Super SS
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Aqua Velva Ice Blue

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Col. Conk Amber Shave Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #206 Badger brush. I did the two passes with the Gillette Aristocrat with a Personna Super SS blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Aqua Velva Ice Blue AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Aristocrat Arrives

After being away for a bit at Sport Shaving getting a refresh and a new gold plate, my 1947 Gillette Aristocrat is back home.









Shave of the Day - 7/27



Proraso Pre Shave
Van Der Hagen Luxury Shave Soap
Jayaruh #206
Gem Jr. 1911 Lather Catcher
Original Gem Cutlery SE
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Aqua Velva Ice Blue

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Van Der Hagen Luxury Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #206 Badger brush. I did the two passes with the Gem Jr. 1911 Lather Catcher 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 Aqua Velva Ice Blue AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Shave of the Day - 7/26



Proraso Pre Shave
Williams Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #206
Gem Jr. 1911 Lather Catcher
Original Gem Cutlery SE
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Aqua Velva Ice Blue

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Williams Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #206 Badger brush. I did the two passes with the Gem Jr. 1911 Lather Catcher 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 Aqua Velva Ice Blue AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Shave of the Day - 7/25



Proraso Pre Shave
Tabac Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #206
Gem Jr. 1911 Lather Catcher
Original Gem Cutlery SE
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Aqua Velva Ice Blue

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Tabac Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #206 Badger brush. I did the two passes with the Gem Jr. 1911 Lather Catcher 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 Aqua Velva Ice Blue AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Monday, July 24, 2017

GEM JUNIOR Blades Arrive

I sent these blades to Tom White for refreshing. He put them on his stones to get them ready for the next 100 years. I measured the blades, and they measure .007 inch thick. Modern SEs measure .009 inch. These blades came with my Gem Jr. and were designed to be stropped. I plan on shaving with one tomorrow. I will strop the blades before and after each shave.





Tomorrow's planned shave.


Shave of the Day - 7/24



Proraso Pre Shave
TSD Iced Lime
Jayaruh #206
Gem 1911 Lather Catcher
CVS SE
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Aqua Velva Ice Blue

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The TSD Iced Lime Shave Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #206 Badger brush. I did the two passes with the Gem 1911 Lather Catcher 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 Aqua Velva Ice Blue AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Shave of the Day - 7/23

Proraso Pre Shave
Old Spice Lime
The Brush B-3 by Tom, Badger
Gem 1911 Lather Catcher
CVS SE
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Old Spice Lime Cream face-lathered well with The Brush B-3 by Tom, Badger brush. I did the two passes with the Gem 1911 Lather Catcher and 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...