07-13-2022, 05:34 PM
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Thinking about last years Open Comb October, which is just around the corner, I thought, hey, why not Adjustable August?  Leads into SE September and then OC October.  Similar idea but using an adjustable razor for at least half the shaves for the month of August.

Any takers?

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 07-13-2022, 05:47 PM
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(07-13-2022, 05:34 PM)2Chops Wrote: Thinking about last years Open Comb October, which is just around the corner, I thought, hey, why not Adjustable August?  Leads into SE September and then OC October.  Similar idea but using an adjustable razor for at least half the shaves for the month of August.

Any takers?
Would it count if I only used my Phoenix Ascension DOC razors as the adjustables? Biggrin

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 07-13-2022, 06:08 PM
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Sure why not?

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 07-13-2022, 06:22 PM
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I’m in! I can alternate between a Fatboy and a SA 109. In between I’ll rotate in an Aristocrat and my beloved Asylum Evolution. Sounds like fun! Great idea, Ron Thumbsup

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 07-13-2022, 08:12 PM
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I'm in!
Between the Fat Boy, Slim, and Rockwell, I should be all set!
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 07-14-2022, 11:57 AM
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(07-13-2022, 05:47 PM)Mike Distress Wrote:
(07-13-2022, 05:34 PM)2Chops Wrote: Thinking about last years Open Comb October, which is just around the corner, I thought, hey, why not Adjustable August?  Leads into SE September and then OC October.  Similar idea but using an adjustable razor for at least half the shaves for the month of August.

Any takers?
Would it count if I only used my Phoenix Ascension DOC razors as the adjustables? Biggrin

I say yes.  It is an adjustable.  Not like most adjustable razors.  But the gap and aggression do change with the twist of the head.  But, I may be biased since half my collection of 2 adjustables are made up of my PAA DOC Ascension Twist stainless.?.

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 07-14-2022, 01:05 PM
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(07-14-2022, 11:57 AM)2Chops Wrote:
(07-13-2022, 05:47 PM)Mike Distress Wrote:
(07-13-2022, 05:34 PM)2Chops Wrote: Thinking about last years Open Comb October, which is just around the corner, I thought, hey, why not Adjustable August?  Leads into SE September and then OC October.  Similar idea but using an adjustable razor for at least half the shaves for the month of August.

Any takers?
Would it count if I only used my Phoenix Ascension DOC razors as the adjustables? Biggrin

I say yes.  It is an adjustable.  Not like most adjustable razors.  But the gap and aggression do change with the twist of the head.  But, I may be biased since half my collection of 2 adjustables are made up of my PAA DOC Ascension Twist stainless.?.

All I have for adjustables are 7 Phoenix DOC’s a Merkur Futur, and a Rockwell 6C.

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 07-14-2022, 01:46 PM
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I can't participate because I don't have an adjustable DE, but will enjoy following this thread.  Excellent idea, Ron.

I do have the ultimate and simplest adjustable razor, which is the straight razor.

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 07-14-2022, 03:51 PM
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(07-14-2022, 01:46 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: I can't participate because I don't have an adjustable DE, but will enjoy following this thread.  Excellent idea, Ron.

I do have the ultimate and simplest adjustable razor, which is the straight razor.

Infinite settings.  Everything from 'way the anchor to trim the mainsails.

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 07-15-2022, 12:25 AM
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Lovely idea. Personally I wont take part since I... got... to... follow... the... rotation..., but I'm looking forward to all the adjustables in the SOTDs Smile

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 07-15-2022, 12:40 AM
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I'm in, it will be fun.
Cheers

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 07-31-2022, 12:51 PM
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Tomorrow kicks off Adjustable August.  So today, I did an Adjustable August Eve shave.  Using some creative thought, the shave went down like this.

Four passes.  Pass 1 with the pre 51 Super Speed.  Pass 2 with the 54 Flair Tip.  Passes 3&4 with the Bluey.  Wonderful shave.  

My thinking with this shave is a different way of achieving adjustability w/o using a stand alone adjustable razor.  Each razor used has a different blade gap/level of aggression.  So using the most aggressive then the lessor and then the least aggressive razors in descending order, you achieve the same as you could/would with a stand alone adjustable razor.  Such as a Futur or a Fatboy. 


 I will allow this sort of shave creativity for the month of August.
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 07-31-2022, 01:47 PM
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That's an interesting take on adjustability for sure .. it makes some sense, though I have never tried the descending aggressiveness  with any of the adjustables I've used over the years.

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 07-31-2022, 02:08 PM
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(07-15-2022, 12:25 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: Lovely idea. Personally I wont take part since I... got... to... follow... the... rotation..., but I'm looking forward to all the adjustables in the SOTDs Smile

Me too, sort of, I'm going through all of my vintage Single Edge razors. I never liked the adjustable idea anyway.

Now I'm going to post.

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 07-31-2022, 03:24 PM
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(07-31-2022, 12:51 PM)2Chops Wrote:  I will allow this sort of shave creativity for the month of August.

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                                           Biggrin Angel

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 07-31-2022, 04:14 PM
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(07-31-2022, 12:51 PM)2Chops Wrote: Tomorrow kicks off Adjustable August.  So today, I did an Adjustable August Eve shave.  Using some creative thought, the shave went down like this.

Four passes.  Pass 1 with the pre 51 Super Speed.  Pass 2 with the 54 Flair Tip.  Passes 3&4 with the Bluey.  Wonderful shave.  

My thinking with this shave is a different way of achieving adjustability w/o using a stand alone adjustable razor.  Each razor used has a different blade gap/level of aggression.  So using the most aggressive then the lessor and then the least aggressive razors in descending order, you achieve the same as you could/would with a stand alone adjustable razor.  Such as a Futur or a Fatboy. 


 I will allow this sort of shave creativity for the month of August.
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Ron, that's an excellent and creative take on the adjustable concept.

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 08-01-2022, 07:20 AM
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(07-31-2022, 01:47 PM)garyg Wrote: That's an interesting take on adjustability for sure .. it makes some sense, though I have never tried the descending aggressiveness  with any of the adjustables I've used over the years.

Hmmm.  This has got me thinking.  I don't have an adjustable, but I like this idea.  So, I'm going to try my Feather for the first pass since it's very mild, and then my Wolfman for the second.  Looking forward to tomorrow morning to see how it goes.

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 08-01-2022, 05:18 PM
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(07-31-2022, 03:24 PM)chazt Wrote:
(07-31-2022, 12:51 PM)2Chops Wrote:  I will allow this sort of shave creativity for the month of August.

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                                           Biggrin Angel

You're welcome citizen.

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 08-02-2022, 07:38 AM
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Adjustable August shave #1 birth quarter Gillette 195

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 08-04-2022, 05:49 PM
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Four days/shaves in.  Tonight...
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