10-16-2016, 06:41 AM
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Made a severe mistake this morning!  I was putting a new Feather blade into my Rockwell 6S (plate 3, not that it matters).  Got distracted for a second before I resumed the shave.  On my first WTG pass, I sliced off significantly large graft of skin.  Once I got the bleeding stopped (with the help of a great product called WoundCare), I set about an investigation as to WTF happened.  Said investigation took about 5 seconds.  I never fully tightened the plate down onto the new blade.  I am such an idiot!  I'll just chalk it up to inexperience with a DE razor and vow to never let it happen again (as I count the days until I can shave that portion of my face again).  That's probably why I'll never attempt to move to a straight razor.

To my fellow newbies, I say never lose respect for the incredible sharpness of your blades.  Shaving with a cartridge razor may not require a whole lot of concentration.  But the pleasure of a DE shave certainly does.

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 10-16-2016, 06:47 AM
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  • chazt
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Sorry to hear about your unfortunate injury and hope you heal quickly. Good luck and enjoy your shaves Smile

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 10-16-2016, 07:15 AM
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(10-16-2016, 06:47 AM)chazt Wrote: Sorry to hear about your unfortunate injury and hope you heal quickly. Good luck and enjoy your shaves Smile


Thx, but no sorries necessary. Just another learning experience.


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 10-16-2016, 07:25 AM
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  • Barrylu
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I am an experienced wet shaver and I think I just did the same thing. Yesterday I tried shaving with the new Rochel SE50. This razor has a screw set holding down the top cap on to the bottom plate. When putting the razor together after loading a blade I simply cinched up the screw finger tight. I proceeded to experience one of the worse shaves of my life. I cut myself in 3 different places. After the shave I took apart the razor and discovered the set screw was very loose. I cleaned the razor up and re-assembled it using an Allen wrench to set the screw. I will try and shave with it again tomorrow and see what happens.

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 10-16-2016, 07:29 AM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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That happened to me with a Parker TTO razor that loosened up mid-shave.  Yikes!

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 10-16-2016, 07:48 AM
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(10-16-2016, 07:29 AM)Mr_Smartepants Wrote: That happened to me with a Parker TTO razor that loosened up mid-shave.  Yikes!


Can't help but LOL. Misery loves company. Nice to know I'm not alone.


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 10-16-2016, 08:22 AM
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I bet all of us have at least one bad brain fart. I lost my depth perception awhile back and brought the razor up to my face too quickly; I thought it was farther away. Luckily it was just an R41!  Sad I move much slower ever since.

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 10-16-2016, 08:24 AM
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Kinda brings back memories of
. Too funny.


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 10-16-2016, 08:41 AM
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Happened to me a while ago with a razor I'd loosen to rinse of very sticky lather. Since then I pay more attention to lather Smile

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 10-16-2016, 08:42 AM
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Before my boys were born, I used to do a lot of woodworking.  When that table saw is running, you have to tell yourself "the blade is spinning" the whole time it's on.  Same thing when you're handling a blade or setting up your razor.

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 10-16-2016, 11:49 AM
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A speedy recovery to you.

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 10-16-2016, 11:59 AM
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the good news is.....I'm sure that will never happen to you again. Blush

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 10-16-2016, 01:50 PM
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Part of the human condition is getting distracted and making mistakes, which DO NOT make you an idiot or anything else derogatory.

I'm very ADHD.  Wet shaving has been helpful as I have to focus.

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 10-16-2016, 01:56 PM
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(10-16-2016, 08:42 AM)Shannons Soaps Wrote: Before my boys were born, I used to do a lot of woodworking.  When that table saw is running, you have to tell yourself "the blade is spinning" the whole time it's on.  Same thing when you're handling a blade or setting up your razor.


Yup. Amen to that.


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 10-16-2016, 04:11 PM
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It can happen to the best of us.  I know that TTO's, for example, can work themselves loose, so I'm conscious of that when I use one of my vintage 40's style Super Speeds.

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 10-16-2016, 10:22 PM
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Ouch! Wishing you a quick recovery!

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 10-16-2016, 10:59 PM
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Sorry to hear that. Hope you haven't shaved them roots out and the beard grows back in that area for you to shave again.

Just kidding! Wishing you a speedy recovery!  Badger


Cheers!

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 10-17-2016, 09:10 AM
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Don't fear straight razors they are not as bad as what they are thought to be. I find them quite forgiving actually.

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 10-20-2016, 04:15 PM
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I Shave with a straight almost everyday. Once and a while i get reminded just how stupid we can be and how sharp a razor is...lol. 

Speedy return to your shave....

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 10-20-2016, 04:47 PM
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I have had my share of cuts with a straight razor when starting out, I guess I wanted to rush thru. Glad it did not require a trip to the ER or similar.

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