Thursday, August 31, 2017

Shave of the Day - 8/31

Proraso Pre Shave
Jeff's Soap Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #213 Synthetic
58 Gillette Rocket
Gillette Silver Blue
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Florida Water

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Jeff's Soap Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #213 Synthetic brush. I did the two passes with the 58 Gillette Rocket and a Gillette Silver Blue blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Florida Water. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Shave of the Day - 8/30

Proraso Pre Shave
Jeff's Soap Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #213 Synthetic
47 Gillette Aristocrat
Gillette Silver Blue
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Florida Water

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Jeff's Soap Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #213 Synthetic brush. I did the two passes with the 47 Gillette Aristocrat and a Gillette Silver Blue blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Florida Water. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Shave of the Day - 8/29

Proraso Pre Shave
Jeff's Soap Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #213 Synthetic
47 Gillette SS
Gillette Silver Blue
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Florida Water

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Jeff's Soap Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #213 Synthetic brush. I did the two passes with the 47 Gillette SS and a Gillette Silver Blue blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Florida Water. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Monday, August 28, 2017

Shave of the Day - 8/28


Proraso Pre Shave
Jeff's Soap Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #213 Synthetic
46 Gillette Milord
Gillette Silver Blue
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Florida Water

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Jeff's Soap Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #213 Synthetic brush. I did the two passes with the 46 Gillette Milord and a Gillette Silver Blue blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Lemon WH and then Florida Water. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Shave of the Day - 8/27

Proraso Pre Shave
Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #204 Horse
Gem 1911 Lather Catcher
Original Gem Cutlery SE
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #204 Horse 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 Lucky Tiger AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Shave of the Day - 8/26


Proraso Pre Shave
Col. Conk Lime Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #204 Horse Hair
Wade & Butcher Spanish Tip 5/8
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Col. Conk Lime Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #204 Horse Hair brush. I did the two passes with the Wade & Butcher Spanish Tip 5/8 Straight 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, August 25, 2017

Shave of the Day - 8/25


Proraso Pre Shave
L'OCCITANE Cade Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #204 Horse
Gillette Black Handle SS
Gillette Silver Blue
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The L'OCCITANE Cade  Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #204 Horse Hair brush. I did the two passes with the Gillette Black Handle SS with a Gillette Silver Blue 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, August 24, 2017

Shave of the Day - 8/24


Proraso Pre Shave
VDH Deluxe Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #204 Horse
Gillette Milord
Gillette Silver Blue
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The VDH Deluxe Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #204 Horse Hair brush. I did the two passes with the Gillette Milord with a Gillette Silver Blue 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, August 23, 2017

Fence Post Razor Stand

I made this stand from wood that came from a fence post that I recycled. After probably 30 years plus as a fence post, I replaced it with a new one. I cut up the old post and this is wood from the original post. I left one edge rustic. These pictures are before I put a finish on the stand.


I made the holes big enough to accommodate my straights, too.


Update: August 24, 2017

I finished the stand with Polycrylic. It provides a nice protective cover and makes the grain pop. In the following pictures my seven day set of straights are featured.



Shave of the Day - 8/23

Proraso Pre Shave
Williams Mug Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #204 Horse
Gillette Rocket
Gillette Silver Blue
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Williams Mug Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #204 Horse Hair brush. I did the two passes with the Gillette Rocket with a Gillette Silver Blue 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, August 22, 2017

Gillette Milord

I landed this Gillette Milord. It is from 1946 and is user grade. It will serve as my place saver until I can get a more minty one. I gave it a good cleaning. It has significant plate loss, but that does not affect the shave. It will go into this weeks rotation on Thursday.

The pack came from California and took seven full days. Then when it got here in Hendersonville, it did not get delivered. I called the PO, and they checked into it. Two minutes later, the clerk said, "I have it here in my hand." I suggested that I could come pick it up, which is what I did.


Here it is right out of the package. It was not very dirty, but it did beg for a nice cleaning.



I took my electric toothbrush and some toothpaste to it, and this is what I got. It is now very clean, but you can see that there is much plate loss. That is no biggy to me right now for I am more interested in how it shaves.





Shave of the Day - 8/22

Proraso Pre Shave
Jeeves of Hudson Street Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #204 Horse
Gillette Knack
Gillette Silver Blue
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 Jayaruh #204 Horse Hair brush. I did the two passes with the Gillette Knack with a Gillette Silver Blue 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, August 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse

Today, we finally got to experience the solar eclipse. Here are some pictures I took. I punched some holes in a piece of copy paper and let the sun shine through it.



 


Here are some pictures of sun rays through the tree's leaves onto the driveway.






Shave of the Day - 8/21



Proraso Pre Shave
C.O. Bigelow Shaving Cream
Jayaruh #204 Horse
Maggard Slant
Gillette Silver Blue
CWR
Thayer's Lemon WH
Lucky Tiger

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The C.O. Bigelow Shaving Cream face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #204 Horse Hair brush. I did the two passes with the Maggard Slant with a Gillette Silver Blue 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... Shave of the Day - 8/2

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Shave of the Day - 8/20



Proraso Pre Shave
Arko
Jayaruh #144
Gem 1911 Lather Catcher
Original Gem Cutlery SE
CWR
Thayer's Peach WH
Barbasol AS

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Arko Shave Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #144 finest 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 Peach WH and then Barbasol AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Shave of the Day - 8/19



Proraso Pre Shave
Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #144
Russian Raketa Straight
CWR
Thayer's Peach WH
Barbasol AS

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #144 finest badger brush. I did the two passes with the Russian Raketa Straight and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Peach WH and then Barbasol AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Friday, August 18, 2017

The Rocket has Landed

I sent my Russian Rocket straight to Tom White to be honed. He did the following:
I gave it my Naniwa progression 1,3,5,8&12k. Then I gave it a few laps on my 1 micron lapping film. Then gave it a good Stropping on my Latigo. 

Well, it arrived today, and I am looking forward to my first shave with it tomorrow, Straights Saturday.


Shave of the Day - 8/18



Proraso Pre Shave
Col. Conk Lime Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #144
Schick L
Personna Stainless
CWR
Thayer's Peach WH
Barbasol AS

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Col. Conk Lime Shave Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #144 finest badger brush. I did the two passes with the Schick L and Personna Stainless blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Thayer's Peach WH and then Barbasol AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...