09-14-2013, 11:29 AM
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Star Kambro Dymondwood Carnival Handle

Hello friends. Here I show a restoration made by "El Druida" for me. My friend Brian (thanks Brian!, you are a very kindly gentleman) bought on ebay this old brush for me, and I sent it to El Druida a couple months ago, to restore it. The wooden handle was painted and had peeling paint layer and a little crack near the ferrule. I decided to buy a few turning blanks of Dymondwood in the U.S. and sent them to El Druida along with the brush. Dymondwood is a laminate of dyed birchwood, pressed at high temperature with phenolic resins. Has a significant hardness and density, which provides a weight to the brushes which makes them very stable when upright. Is highly waterproof, and finishing is water sanding up to 1500 grit and plastic polish, in this case NOVUS. Do not need anything else. El Druida has done a great job.

You know that I like brushes with colored handles.

Knot: The Golden Nib Finest Badger 20 mm FAN
Height : 126 mm
Loft : 47 mm
Whole handle: 79 mm
Ferrule : 24 mm
Handle : 55 mm
Weight : 64 gr
Knot : 22.3 mm
Ferrule : 31.5 mm
Top : 31.3 mm
Narrow : 16.3 mm
Wide : 29.5 mm
Base : 25 mm

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Restoration pics:

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After bloom:

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1 1,503
 09-14-2013, 11:58 AM
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Very nice! I have a couple of knives with the same wood for handles. It's pretty impervious.

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 09-14-2013, 02:17 PM
  • Grumpy
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That is a very nice looking brush.

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 09-14-2013, 07:45 PM
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Another one?!!!! How many did you get?!!!Biggrin

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 09-15-2013, 06:43 AM
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 09-15-2013, 07:54 AM
  • Coyote
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  • Hondo, TX USA
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Love it!!

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 09-15-2013, 09:48 AM
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He has been fántastica, full army brushes.

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 09-15-2013, 09:54 AM
  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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A beautiful new handle that pays tribute to the original faithfully, but also brings new life to the brush!
Well done, Javier ... and enjoy in good health, Juan! Biggrin

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 09-15-2013, 02:04 PM
  • ischiapp
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WOWW, other jems for your crown!! Tongue

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 09-20-2013, 11:13 PM
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Exceptional work there...Biggrin

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 09-21-2013, 03:39 AM
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Very nice!

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 09-21-2013, 09:00 AM
  • MikeGJ
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Really nice work!

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 09-21-2013, 12:26 PM
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Rely nice!SmileTongue

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 09-21-2013, 12:38 PM
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Thanks mates by your words. This brush is spectacular. I like it a lot. This handle is very ergonomics. Also it has a nicer touch. It does not slip in hand. And the knot reveals that to make a lot of good lather is not mandatory a big knot nor a super extra hiper dense knot. With this humble knot I can make a lot, a lot of lather. I have also knots of 30 mm, 26 mm, 24 mm, Frank Shaving, Shavemac and TGN, and I enjoy them also, but this humble TGN knot 20 mm Finest FAN is very very nice, and performs at high level. Is my oppinion, of course. I can be wrong.

Here my SOTD pic

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 09-23-2013, 06:00 PM
  • ridgerunner
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Great photos! The colors in the Dymondwood handle are fantastic.

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 02-08-2014, 02:48 PM
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 02-08-2014, 05:37 PM
  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Beautiful Juan!

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 02-09-2014, 04:06 PM
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A wonderful restoration Juan. That Dymondwood is beautiful.

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 02-09-2014, 05:17 PM
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Very nicely done. Thank you for sharing.

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