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    Default First 2 shaves under my belt....

    So I opened up my package o' shaving fun last night.

    I just HAD to get a shave in yesterday...also did one today.


    Initial observation was that I did nick myself a few times on the first go -- but then again, I nick myself with the plastic cartridge garbage as well (and have even nicked myself with an electric).

    All in all, I've done a pretty good job -- no nicks the second time around.

    One thing I need to improve is my technique for the jawline and ESPECIALLY under my chin.


    I have to say, alum blocks really do tighten up the face. I can still feel the effect over an hour and a half later!

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    Sounds like you not only survived... but, you came out ahead of the game. Good stuff!

    To maybe over-simplify the chin area, you can almost think of having two different planes... the sides of your face, and your neck. The chin is the transitional and curved surface. A series of shorter strokes in this area will help tremendously. If you can think of what a spline graph looks like, that would help. A spline graph is a series of very short straight lines which are used to define or map out a curved surface, mechanically, for CAD programs. This differs from a program for a continuous curve. I hope that makes sense.

    Here's to smooth shavin'!

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    Welcome to B&B Gar ...do you have name we can use...

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysUK View Post
    Welcome to B&B Gar ...do you have name we can use...

    David
    No.

    Just kidding... it's Garrett, but I've never used it as a login name anywhere because people always mispell it.

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    The neck in general is tricky and the jawline especially so. But experience will quickly teach you to shave that area. Mantic's video on advanced shave techniques will explain blade-buffing (also discussed and described in my blog), and that will usually polish up the jawline.

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