07-12-2013, 03:59 AM
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Gentlemen, there’s a deeply interesting upcoming new travel brush at Shavemac.

On first view it looks like a usual shaving brush for travelling. But instead of a conventional screw mechanism to fix the brush head on the base Bernd @ Shavemac uses high tec neodymium magnets. There is a ring neodym magnet in the top of the base an a larger neodym magnet on the bottom of the head. It holds up to 7 kg - this should be enough. No need to twist.

[Image: shavemac_travel_brush.jpg]

The handle color is faux ivory. The knot diameter is 21 mm and it seems to be available in different badger qualities: Silvertip D01 2-band, silvertip D01 3-band, standard silvertip and finest.

The brush head is nicely squeezed into the body of the shaving brush. Unlike a lot of travel brushes there is no need to screw down the end cap. Four neodym magnets in the body and another four magnets in the end cap will hold the base plate in its position.

And: While the brush head is in his base it floats due to magnetic levitation freely in space.

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 07-12-2013, 04:37 AM
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  • Elbe
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Very clever idea! Cunning huns!

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 07-12-2013, 05:27 AM
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  • Agravic
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Interesting ... Smile

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 07-12-2013, 05:28 AM
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  • ben74
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Fantastic!

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 07-12-2013, 05:45 AM
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Bernd released a more detailed picture of the magnetic mechanism:

[Image: shavemac_travel_brush2.jpg]

Seems to be solidly built.

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 07-12-2013, 05:51 AM
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Brilliant. Setting the way as usual is Bernd.

The best magnets used too.

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 07-12-2013, 06:16 AM
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I like the innovation! Not sure if it is "solving" a problem. But ingenious, nonetheless.

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 07-12-2013, 06:20 AM
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(07-12-2013, 06:16 AM)kentclark Wrote: I like the innovation! Not sure if it is "solving" a problem. But ingenious, nonetheless.

One could say Gillette solved the problem by creating canned goo?

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 07-12-2013, 07:51 AM
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  • ajc347
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Wow - that looks to be an amazing brush.

I wonder if the option of interchangeable 'heads' with different knots would be possible - a D01, a 2-band and a Silvertip one for example.

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 07-12-2013, 09:37 AM
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Now this is pushing the bound's "Bernd" Excellent job again......

Whilst the principle design has been around for some time the use of neodymium magnets for this is simply wonder. That hair grade that "Bernd" uses D01 is quit unique.

When can we have one...........

Charles U.K

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 07-12-2013, 10:39 AM
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  • P Funk
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Love it! Bernd again pushing the boundaries while still maintaining the foundation of a traditional shave brush.

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 07-12-2013, 10:56 AM
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i was thinking of something just like that for my re-knot project so i could switch to Synthetic and badger on the same handle

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 07-12-2013, 12:36 PM
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(07-12-2013, 06:16 AM)kentclark Wrote: I like the innovation! Not sure if it is "solving" a problem. But ingenious, nonetheless.

I think that it is; as I had to smash the tube of my Frank's Shaving turnback travel brush (a knock-off of the Simpson Major) in order to get the brush out. The part that screwed together "fused" and I couldn't undo it with pliers.

This design definitely has appeal.

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 07-12-2013, 04:12 PM
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This design reveals a great deal of creativity. Very appealing.

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 07-12-2013, 06:49 PM
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It is an interesting design. Turnback meets magnet.

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 07-12-2013, 09:16 PM
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  • Shanman
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I like the forward thinking very much.

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 07-12-2013, 09:25 PM
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That's pretty convenient. I'll have to work on a snap on lid travel case....

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 07-13-2013, 02:16 AM
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Love it!!!

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 08-04-2013, 04:32 PM
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 08-16-2013, 05:25 AM
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  • Shanman
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I was so taken by the design of this travel brush that I had Bernd custom make me a version in the "Americana" style. He emailed me a few days back, and I think the result is stunning. Probably one of the easiest guys I have had the pleasure of working with. It is en route from Germany, enjoy the pics!

   
   
   

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