Monday, December 31, 2018

Shave of the Day - 12/31


Cold Water Wash
Eskimo Tuxedo
Jayaruh #336
Bunny V3 Injector
Schick Proline B20 
CWR
Osage Rub

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Eskimo Tuxedo Shaving Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #336 brush. I did two passes with the Bunny V3 Injector Razor with a Schick Proline B20 blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Osage Rub. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Shave of the Day - 12/30

Cold Water Wash
Proraso Sandalwood
Jayaruh #217
C.V. Heljestrand Safety Razor
C.V. Heljestrand
CWRAqua Velva

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Proraso Sandalwood Shaving Soap  face lathered well with the Jayaruh #217 brush. I did two passes with the C.V. Heljestrand Safety Razor with a C.V. Heljestrand wedge blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Aqua Velva AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Jayaruh #337

This White Queen brush is made from oak. It was beautiful out today. I bit chilly, but a light coat made it comfortable to work on this brush handle.




Below the handle is dry fitted with a Maggard blonde synthetic.


Next, I have dry fitted the handle with a boar.


I have ordered an Omega 49 boar brush as a donor for this handle. It will make a great brush.

I have numbered the handle and put two coats of polycrylic on it. While I wait on the knot to arrive, I took a few pictures with a Maggard synthetic knot just for fun.




Update: January 2, 2019
Completed today. The Omega 49 came in. I harvested the knot, dressed it up to fit, and set it with epoxy.

I am getting better at harvesting Omega knots. With my knife, I pry up the knot just a bit. Then I pull the knot out.


 Next, I use a hack saw and cut down the ferrule on opposite sides. Then with my knife's screwdriver blade, I pry the ferrule apart and remove it.


 I dressed up the end of the knot so it would fit the handle.


 I set the knot with epoxy. Here are the finished pictures.




Here it is in a brush and razor stand I made a few years back.



Williams Mug Shaving Soap Coffee Cup

I made a file and uploaded it to Walmart Photo and got this coffee cup. I did it on the 25th, and it was at Walmart on the 28th. I picked it up this morning. It was $9 and change including tax.



Shave of the Day - 12/29

Cold Water Wash
Proraso Sandalwood
Jayaruh #217
Lee Mfg. 5/8
CWR
Aqua Velva

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Proraso Sandalwood Shaving Soap  face lathered well with the Jayaruh #217 brush. I did two passes with the Lee Mfg. 5/8 Razor and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Aqua Velva AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Friday, December 28, 2018

Shave of the Day - 12/28

Cold Water Wash
Proraso Sandalwood
 Jayaruh #217
AutoStrop A1
Modified Gem
CWR
Aqua Velva

 My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Proraso Sandalwood Shaving Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #217 brush. I did two passes with the AutoStrop A1 Safety Razor with a Modified Gem SE blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Aqua Velva AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...