11-09-2013, 10:09 AM
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About six months ago I had gotten a couple of knots that were just generic badger. Not really Silvertip, not Black or 2 band, but just generic knots that felt good. I had these knots for a while and of them was used to make a brush for a friend whose Tweezerman brush was ready for the garbage bin due to a long period of use. He enjoys his brush immensely over what he had.

Before I made my friend's brush, I wanted to see what that knot would do. It was medium in density with a potential to flair out large. So as an experiment, I simply took a Made Rite handle that had issues in two places. One was the top near the hole in which there were chips and gouges in the side of the cream barrel. The second issue was a stress crack in the amber colored Lucite portion.

I decided since it was scrap that I would to to work on just having fun with the handle. I ground away the top barrel until the logo was gone and the top was removed and a widened hole was created that was angled from the inside of the hole to edge. After cleaning the knot and preparing it. I placed the knot in the modified handle and the knot expanded out in somewhat of a V type pattern. The knot was really comfortable and I have enjoyed using this brush on many occasions. I used this brush again this morning and realized I had never posted it online, so here it is. My brush cobbled from the junk pile.

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 11-09-2013, 11:20 AM
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Wow, Gary, that is a sweet looking brush and the handle turned out, very nicely! Great work! Biggrin

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 11-09-2013, 01:18 PM
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Great looking brush for a pile of junk!

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 11-09-2013, 02:24 PM
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  • Teiste
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Nice brush.And that badger hair , does it has soft tips?

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 11-09-2013, 02:33 PM
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(11-09-2013, 02:24 PM)Teiste Wrote: Nice brush.And that badger hair , does it has soft tips?

Yes. The interesting thing is that the V splaying at the base makes the brush less dense so it does not have as much backbone but translates to more softness. Again tuning the knot to the handle is also an important part that people miss when restoring.

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 11-09-2013, 09:11 PM
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Beautiful restore!


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 11-10-2013, 05:49 AM
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(11-09-2013, 09:11 PM)bmilcs Wrote: Beautiful restore!


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Thanks!

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 11-10-2013, 12:44 PM
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Here is today's shave with some excellent vintage blades.

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 01-04-2014, 07:16 AM
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 01-04-2014, 11:38 AM
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That's a beautiful brush, Gary.

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 01-04-2014, 12:39 PM
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(01-04-2014, 11:38 AM)Elendil Wrote: That's a beautiful brush, Gary.

Thank you!

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 01-22-2014, 06:33 PM
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 05-22-2014, 05:43 PM
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Planned Shave 5-23-2014 ...

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