05-14-2013, 11:23 AM
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Hi folks, as requested here's a picture of some of the brushes I've made.
l-r. Olivewood, Beech, Pink Ivory, African Blackwood & Cocobolo. They've got 22mm best badger knots either standard or black. I hope you like them.
Gordon

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 05-14-2013, 11:46 AM
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Niiiice. May I ask you what do you use as a finishing paint?
When I touch a wooden brush I would like to "feel" the wood, but I can only touch a plasticky polish. I'd like to have the appearance of wood, the feeling of wood but it should be waterproof at the same time. Is this possible?

With lineseed oil maybe?

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 05-14-2013, 12:08 PM
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Marco, I use multiple coats of danish oil, followed by buffing and waxing.
This is a very traditional surface finish which doesn't feel as plasticky and doesn't crack like a varnish or ca finish. It penetrates and bonds with the wood
leaving it feeling like wood should, a bit like antique wooden furniture. I've never tried linseed oil but it should work, although it may take longer to cure properly......I'd have to look into it.
Gordon

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 05-14-2013, 12:09 PM
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(05-14-2013, 11:46 AM)MrDentini Wrote: Niiiice. May I ask you what do you use as a finishing paint?
When I touch a wooden brush I would like to "feel" the wood, but I can only touch a plasticky polish. I'd like to have the appearance of wood, the feeling of wood but it should be waterproof at the same time. Is this possible?

With lineseed oil maybe?

Marco, PM Eskimo (Bob) from Elite Razor. I forget what he told me he uses, but I can still feel the grain on my brushes from him

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 05-14-2013, 12:31 PM
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  • oscar11
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Very nice.

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 05-14-2013, 12:57 PM
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Lovely brushes!

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 05-14-2013, 01:01 PM
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  • Frans
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Hello Gordon,

They look very nice! I think you have some bestsellers there!Success!

Frans

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 05-14-2013, 01:44 PM
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  • OldDog23
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very nice, Gordon...Heart the Olivewood and African Blackwood !

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 05-14-2013, 01:49 PM
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  • vferdman
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That olivewood is a heart breaker!

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 05-14-2013, 02:46 PM
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Most excellent work! Thanks for sharing!

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 05-14-2013, 11:58 PM
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vferdman, glad you like the olivewood, it's lovely wood to turn and I quite like that shape. I had to make 2 of those, the first one went to the states to a facebook friend who's a bodhran player and uses my tippers. The picture was then seen by the agent who I worked for when I first came to The Netherlands (18 yrs ago), he knew me as a time served engineering turner and liked the fact I'd kind of came full circle and was turning again!

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 05-15-2013, 12:56 AM
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  • KLF
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very nice brushes, i really want to pick wood turning as an ectra hobby. iwonder how hard is to learn it?

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 05-15-2013, 02:40 AM
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Thanks KLF! Wood turning isn't too hard to learn, for a complete novice I would encourage you get trial lessons or go along to a local club (if you look online you'll probably find one quite close to you), that way you can have a go without the investment....lathes and tools are quite expensive!
I like your signature by the way, The Wheel of Time is my favourite series of books.

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 05-15-2013, 02:50 AM
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  • ohpaos
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So lovely! The figures make it look like there's a little party going on in the Olivewood. The Cocobolo may be my favorite, but it's hard to choose. Must be very satisfying to create & use those beauties. Are those TGN black badger knots?

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 05-15-2013, 04:20 AM
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  • vferdman
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(05-14-2013, 11:58 PM)Falconwood Wrote: vferdman, glad you like the olivewood, it's lovely wood to turn and I quite like that shape. I had to make 2 of those, the first one went to the states to a facebook friend who's a bodhran player and uses my tippers. The picture was then seen by the agent who I worked for when I first came to The Netherlands (18 yrs ago), he knew me as a time served engineering turner and liked the fact I'd kind of came full circle and was turning again!


I really like the shape of the olivewood as well as the wood itself. I like brush handles with lots of material below the "waist" of the handle for good purchase on the palm. Semogue wooden handles are some of my favorites in ergonomics. My latest creation is based loosely on that (see my avatar for now, but I will post a thread about it).

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 05-15-2013, 11:11 AM
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  • mikeperry
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Hi Gordon

Very! nice, I especially like the Olivewood and Cocobolo handles...

Take care, Mike

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 05-15-2013, 02:40 PM
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Thanks for the support guys!! I'll be making more brushes in the coming weeks...I've got some tipper orders to do first, then it's back to brushes!!
The Cocobolo brush pictured is still available, or anyone would like a custom brush please feel free to contact me via a PM.
@ohpaos- I didn't get the brush knot from TGN as it's quite expensive to import from the states to The Netherlands......so after a lot of research I found a good supplier (I think the company who supplies TGN), and the knots are super quality!!

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 05-15-2013, 03:23 PM
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  • Lradke
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Beautiful brushes Gordon! I really like the look of the olive wood.

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 05-15-2013, 04:29 PM
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  • ohpaos
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(05-15-2013, 02:40 PM)Falconwood Wrote: @ohpaos- I didn't get the brush knot from TGN as it's quite expensive to import from the states to The Netherlands......so after a lot of research I found a good supplier (I think the company who supplies TGN), and the knots are super quality!!

Thenk ye uncoly! Biggrin

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 10-23-2013, 01:16 PM
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More brushes coming soon, as I've just got 5 more knots!
This time they're "High Mountain Badger", and they're really nice.
Photos soon!

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