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2020 Shave Purchase Sabbatical - Those Daring Men with their Jaunty Razors & Jalopies

#66 still in and purring along on all 12 cylinders.

🎵 "I think I'm enjoying the ride" 🎵
 
#54 still in. Few weeks ago I was tempted to browse online stores for some soaps and aftersaves that I haven't tried yet. But I realized that if I did that it would somehow make me feel defeated by the current situation, so I stayed put. Now all is good, ready to finish the challenge.
 
#54 still in. Few weeks ago I was tempted to browse online stores for some soaps and aftersaves that I haven't tried yet. ...Now all is good, ready to finish the challenge.
That happened to me, too. I recalled the whole reason I started the sabbatical was to use up some of what I already had. It made sense to just keep paring down the surplus. There is more than enough in reserve, and no need for more now.
 

KQY61

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Hi,

Still cruising down the road at 45 per, reading the Burma-Shave signs! In 1931 now, but will be in 1932 in three more days. :)

Stan
 
#62 is out. I don't wish to discourage any remaining participants, but I didn't want to just drop out without a farewell. With everything that is going on right now, I'm just not in the mood to continue the challenge. Maybe I'm just having a bad day/week/month. Maybe I'm just feeling a little overwhelmed by current events. That's not a reason. That's not an excuse. It's just the way it is. No more sabbaticals. No more restraints. Carpe diem.

I appreciate and use my razors and brushes. My soaps are dialed-in. I didn't buy anything. I don't need anything. I don't want anything. But if I do happen to see something related to shaving that I believe may bring a little joy into my life, I will buy it for myself. If I was wrong in that belief, so be it. At least I tried.

I wish you all continued success in this endeavor regardless of your reason for participating. Be well and be safe...
 
#62 is out. I don't wish to discourage any remaining participants, but I didn't want to just drop out without a farewell. With everything that is going on right now, I'm just not in the mood to continue the challenge. Maybe I'm just having a bad day/week/month. Maybe I'm just feeling a little overwhelmed by current events. That's not a reason. That's not an excuse. It's just the way it is. No more sabbaticals. No more restraints. Carpe diem.

I appreciate and use my razors and brushes. My soaps are dialed-in. I didn't buy anything. I don't need anything. I don't want anything. But if I do happen to see something related to shaving that I believe may bring a little joy into my life, I will buy it for myself. If I was wrong in that belief, so be it. At least I tried.

I wish you all continued success in this endeavor regardless of your reason for participating. Be well and be safe...
It's important, especially in these times, to provide care for oneself. I wish you the best!

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I’m still in. Woot. I forgot my number. I’ve exercised my exception and bought a Paladin. Other than that doing well.

Unfortunately haven’t been around too much lately. Life has been busy at home but has been great. Hope to be around a bit more in a few more weeks but have been having great shaves.
 
Is there any chance @Pepin could edit the OP to include the final list of cars, directly or through a link? I'm having no luck finding which page it was on ._.

e: found it!

Anyways, car #65 checking in. Still in the race so far!
 
SOTD (# 63/2020)
04-04-2020

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Preshave: Hot shower
Brush: Stirling Soap Finest Badger Fan 24/50
Soap: Gentleman's Nod ~ Ernest (Sample)
Razor: Gillette 40's style Super Speed
Blade: Wilkinson Sword Germany (4)
Postshave: frigid tap water, mentholated Orange Majestät AS.

JAHE - # 6 still in

(Soap Samples: minus 6)
 
#64 still in this one. It has been an absurd six weeks and I have never been busier in my life. That said, I have managed to make it through the last bit of two tubs of soap from my stash. Stone Cottage Shaving Vetiver & Vanilla a couple weeks back and the last of a tub of Siliski Soaps Midnight in Tunisia that finished up this morning.

Not certain what I will open next
 
SOTD (# 64/2020)
05-04-2020

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Preshave: Proraso White pre-shave cream
Brush: WestCoastShaving Two Tone Tall Synthetic 26/56
Soap: Gentleman' s Nod ~ Ernest (Sample)
Razor: Parker 87R
Blade: Wilkinson Sword Germany (5)
Postshave: frigid tap water, mentholated Majestät AS + Orange; Nivea After shave balm.

I finished another soap sample today, furthermore I 3017ed the first after shave balm in 2020.

JAHE - still in

(Soap Samples: minus 7;
After Shave Balm: minus 1)
 

jamesearthdrum

Contributor
:56 Still in. So I work in the events industry and there is no work currently. I decided I would brush up my 3D CAD skills, while working from home, and drew up a brush holder to convert and print out on our 3D printer. It's very basic but got the job done tidying up my den. I printed 7 of the lighter one. I've had the black one for several years and used it as a model.
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