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    Default 1st Southern California Straight Razor Get Together Pictures 1

    I am going to start towards the end of the day so that you guys can put some names and faces to the members that you know on the forum. From left to right:

    Matt (mvforza)
    Scott (honedright)
    Mark (JMS)
    David (heavydutysg135)
    Sergio (sergiobruna)
    Jerad (nickelking)
    Rob (rpatton)
    King (hefledthescene)

    Tony (richardhead) had to leave a little before this picture was taken, but he will show up in the others.



    Here is Scott showing some of his vintage shaving gear while I grab some more beer (hey that rhymes). There is Tony (richardhead) on the far left.



    My dad cooking the hotdogs and hamburgers



    Sergio talking with his hands as usual



    Mark and Scott touching my Tam and Eschers with food on their hands. Gotcha!



    Is it something I said?

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    Some of the Toys

    HAD...Who me?



    Some of Tony's beautiful razors...in a Zeepk case. Don't ask



    When Mark showed up we had to get him his own table. Here is the first box that he brought....only partially unloaded. Pretty much everyone had that "deer in the headlights look" when he was putting them on the table.



    Here are some more of his vintage razors.



    Yep, those are Mark's too



    Well Mark, those are some really nice razors; but if I had to choose only one razor to shave with for the rest of my life then it would probably have to be Tony's vintage 6/8 Genco round roint....with baby pink scales. I would love to know the history behind that one, then again maybe some questions are better left a mystery lol.

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    Honing Clinic

    Here are some shots from the honing clinic which ended up lasting 2 hours. Jerad video taped the whole thing and I am in the process of editing it to post in the near future. We covered all of what I consider to be the "fundamentals" of honing including stone selection, technique, sharpness tests, honing a dull eBay razor from scratch, double bevels, touch-ups etc.. We also went over some advanced topics like technique for honing smiling and warped razors. Look out for the video in the next two weeks.

    Technique




    Theory




    Hands on experience learning how to perform sharpness tests and assess progress throughout the different stages in the honing progression





    Sergio showing us his excellent honing technique while completely removing a double bevel on the 4K before moving on to the polishing stages.



    Just give me something sharp and and a stone to sharpen it on and I can entertain a bunch of straight razor guys for over two hours. This picture was taken a little over an hour into the demonstration...right before my dad literally started snoring in his lazyboy recliner next to us in the living room (by the back window). This was clearly caught on tape so everyone can enjoy the humor when it's posted. He has a nice razor but has not shaved with it yet.

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    Looks like you guys had a GREAT time. Now I'm jealous.
    Having Fun Shaving

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    Raffle

    Everyone left with more toys than they came with thanks to the generosity of several members and vendors. As far as the vendors go, Giovani from Typhoon donated some high quality soaps and creams, Bill Ellis donated $50 to his online store, and Will from classicshaving absolutely went above and beyond anything that I expected from him and donated 6 of the new classicshaving creams in various scents, a baragania leather rollup for 7 razors, and a beautiful classic beachwood TI straight razor shaving travel box. Here we are with our loots...just like Christmas all over again!















    Yes Scott, I am extremely jealous of the leather rollup case that you won. It took a lot of willpower to tell Gina that I did not want her to rig the raffel to make me win that; but at least now she can get me one for my birthday lol.
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    Random Shots

    Sergio showing the camera how to shave with an 8+/8 full wedge. It might not be as intimidating as the pink Genco, but then again what is?



    Scott and I started off showing our stropping technique and then ended up in race. He did two passes for every one of mine. Maybe after I get 29 more years of experience I can give him a run for his money.



    Mirror mirror on the wall...




    My good friend Sergio with me as I loose my cigar virginity.



    Just winding down at the end of a great day with some good friends. I think these pictures pretty much tell the story. That's what it's all about!





    Till next time...

    David
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    Fantastic post! Looks like you guys had a great time. Razors, cigars, food, great prizes.....what's not to like? Thanks.
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    Doh! I'm not photogenic in the least . Oh well...

    It was a hell of a time guys. Let's do it again soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvforza View Post
    Doh! I'm not photogenic in the least . Oh well...
    Sorry Matt, had to choose the few photos where I looked at least decent which didn't give me a whole lot to choose from
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    hahaha no worries, I was expecting it

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