Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Shave of the Day - 7/16


Cold Water Rinse
Tabac Shaving Soap
Tom's 3D Printed Brush
Valet VC4
Valet AutoStrop (27)
Enders Speed Shaver
Personna Injector
CWR
Tabac AS

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Tabac Shaving Soap face lathered well with Tom's 3D Printed Brush. I did one pass with the Valet VC4 razor with a Valet AutoStrop SE blade with poor results. I switched over to my Enders Speed Shaver with a Personna blade and ended with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Tabac AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

The AutoStrop Challenge has ended for me with 27 shaves; the last two of which needed an assist. I will be continuing with the Enders for the next three shaves. The AutoStrop Challenge was fun and interesting, but it was beginning to get old. I am glad to finish the challenge. Moving on...

Monday, July 15, 2019

Enders Speed Razor Blade Carrier: New Idea

I made a new carrier for my Enders Speed Razor today, and I got to thinking of a new idea. The Enders blade is almost twice as wide as an injector blade.

In the picture below the new carrier is on the left. I took off half the bevel and created "bumps" to locate the blade in the correct position. That is when it occurred to me that if I "super glued" a blade to the back side to act as a stop for the injector, I may not need "bumps." To the right is an injector blade on top and an injector blade on bottom that I modified. I completely removed the bevel from the bottom blade.


In the next picture, I have located the backer injector and notice that it is a wee bit long. I want it to be flush with the Enders blade.


Next, after taking off just a wee bit more, I ready it for gluing with super glue. As I type this sentence, the blade is glued and clamped. I will be trying it out shortly. This configuration will hold the injector blade in place. It will load with the injector blade and backer blade on top.


I finished it. Looks like it is a success.




Shave of the Day - 7/15


Cold Water Rinse
Ingram Shave Cream
Tom's 3D Printed Brush
Valet VC2
Valet AutoStrop (26)
Enders Speed Shaver
Schick Proline
CWR
Osage Rub

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Ingram Shave Cream face lathered well with Tom's 3D Printed Brush. I did two passes with the Valet VC2 razor with a Valet AutoStrop SE blade. It appears that this blade has lost its edge. I switched to my Enders Speed Shaver with a Schick Proline 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, July 14, 2019

Enders Speed Razor Referb

I have had this Enders for a while now, but I did a referb on it today. Here are some pictures from before.




 This picture shows how the lather catches behind the blade. Pretty cool, huh?





I cleaned the razor with my sonic cleaner, and then I put a polycrylic finish on it for good measure. I think it looks great now.








Shave of the Day - 7/14


Cold Water Rinse
Van Der Hagen Deluxe Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #375 Synthetic
Gem Jr. Bar Lather Catcher
Vintage Gem Cutlery SE
CWR
Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm 

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Van Der Hagen Deluxe Shaving Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #375 Synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Gem Jr. Bar Lather Catcher razor with a Vintage Gem Cutlery SE blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Shave of the Day - 7/13


Cold Water Rinse
Van Der Hagen Deluxe Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #375 Synthetic
Classic Samurai
Personna
CWR
Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm 

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Van Der Hagen Deluxe Shaving Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #375 Synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Classic Samurai razor with a Personna blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Friday, July 12, 2019

Shave of the Day - 7/12


Cold Water Rinse
Van Der Hagen Deluxe Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #375 Synthetic
Valet VB2
Valet AutoStrop (25)
CWR
Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm 

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Van Der Hagen Deluxe Shaving Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #375 Synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Valet VB2 razor with a Valet AutoStrop blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Shave of the Day - 7/11


Cold Water Rinse
Morning TOST Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #375 Synthetic
Valet VB2
Valet AutoStrop  (24)
CWR
Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm 

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Morning TOST Shaving Soap Shaving Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #375 Synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Valet VB2 razor with a Valet AutoStrop blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Shave of the Day - 7/10



Cold Water Rinse
Williams Mug Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #375 Synthetic
Valet VB2
Valet AutoStrop (23)
CWR
Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm 

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Williams Mug Shaving Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #375 Synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Valet VB2 razor with a Valet AutoStrop blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Shave of the Day - 7/9


Cold Water Rinse
Tabac Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #375 Synthetic
Valet VB2
Valet AutoStrop (22)
CWR
Tabac AS

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Tabac Shaving Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #375 Synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Valet VB2 razor with a Valet AutoStrop blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Tabac AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Monday, July 8, 2019

Shave of the Day - 7/8



Cold Water Rinse
TSD Cool Lime
Jayaruh #375 Synthetic
Valet VB2
Valet AutoStrop 
CWR
Osage Rub

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The TSD Cool Lime Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #375 Synthetic brush. I did two passes with the Valet VB2 razor with a Valet AutoStrop 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, July 7, 2019

Shave of the Day - 7/7


Cold Water Rinse
Mitchell's Wool Fat Shave Soap
Jayaruh #371 Badger/Boar
1907 Gem Jr. Lather Catcher
Vintage Gem Cutlery SE
CWR
Aqua Velva 5 in 1 AS

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Mitchell's Wool Fat Shave Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #371 Badger/Boar brush. I did two passes with the 1907 Gem Jr. Lather Catcher Lather Catcher razor with a Vintage Gem Cutlery SE blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Aqua Velva 5 in 1 AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Two New Lather Catcher Handles

I was making a long lather catcher handle for a shaver in Washington. I decided to make two while I was at it. Here they are. I finished them with Ivory colored paint and a clear polycrylic coat.





Shave of the Day - 7/6


Cold Water Rinse
Mitchell's Wool Fat Shave Soap
Jayaruh #371 Badger/Boar
J.R.Torrey 5/8
CWR
Aqua Velva 5 in 1 AS

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Mitchell's Wool Fat Shave Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #371 Badger/Boar brush. I did two passes with the J.R.Torrey 5/8 razor and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Aqua Velva 5 in 1 AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Friday, July 5, 2019

Shave of the Day - 7/5


Cold Water Rinse
Mitchell's Wool Fat Shave Soap
Jayaruh #371 Badger/Boar
Valet VB2
Valet AutoStrop (20)
CWR
Aqua Velva 5 in 1 AS

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Mitchell's Wool Fat Shave Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #371 Badger/Boar brush. I did two passes with the Valet VB2 razor with a Valet AutoStrop SE blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Aqua Velva 5 in 1 AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Shave of the Day - 7/4


Cold Water Rinse
Morning TOST Shave Soap
Jayaruh #371 Badger/Boar
Valet VB2
Valet AutoStrop (19)
CWR
Aqua Velva 5 in 1 AS

My prep was just a cold water rinse. The Morning TOST Shave Soap face lathered well with the Jayaruh #371 Badger/Boar brush. I did two passes with the Valet VB2 razor with a Valet AutoStrop SE blade and ended up with a close, comfortable shave. After a cold water rinse, I finished off with Aqua Velva 5 in 1 AS. I am clean, smooth, and refreshed...