Thursday, August 17, 2017

Seven Day Razor Stand

I made this seven razor stand from a piece of oak and finished it with polycrylic finish. I put felt pads on the bottom of the stand to keep the wood from contacting the counter. 




Shave of the Day - 8/17

Proraso Pre Shave
Jeeves of Hudson Street Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #144
Schick I Hydro-Magic
Personna Stainless
CWR
Thayer's Peach WH
Barbasol AS

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Jeeves of Hudson Street Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #144 finest badger brush. I did the two passes with the Schick I Hydro-Magic 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...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Gillette Knack

This Gillette Knack is a P1, 1970. I found it on an eBay Buy It Now listing. I had been wanting to get one for some time, but I wasn't willing to pay what they were asking. It got this one and a dispenser of blades for under $13 shipped. So, I feel like I did pretty good. These first pictures are from the listing.






The next pictures are ones I took after I cleaned the razor. It is supposed to be a mild shaver. The long handle makes it a great razor for the ladies, too.




Made in England Gillette Rocket Flare Tip

My Rocket appears to be the 1959 version. It has the Gillette diamond and Made in England stamped on the bottom. Inside the top it has the Patent No. It is a real beauty. It is very shiny. It looks like it has never been used.





Shave of the Day - 8/16



Proraso Pre Shave
Williams  Mug Shaving Soap
Jayaruh #144
Schick 66 G
Personna Stainless
CWR
Thayer's Peach WH
Barbasol AS

I started off with Proraso Pre Shave. The Williams  Mug Shaving Soap face-lathered well with the Jayaruh #144 finest badger brush. I did the two passes with the Schick 66 G 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...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Jayaruh #214

I crafted this handle with a piece of purple heart that I had left over while crafting #213. I am fitting it with the 24mm Maggard synthetic knot.






Jayaruh #213

I crafted this handle today from purple heart wood. I fitted it with a ferrule that was made by Tom White on TSD. It has a Cashmere knot in it.