11-15-2013, 05:47 PM
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I really want to use a scuttle for the cooler months ahead, but I just don't know where to start. This will be my first scuttle...any suggestions?


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 11-15-2013, 06:08 PM
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  • beartrap
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 11-15-2013, 06:12 PM
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There are lots of good scuttles. Probably the best known and most popular are Dirty Bird, Moss, and Georgetown. You can easily find information about them through Google or another search engine, as well as by searching for threads here.

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 11-15-2013, 07:19 PM
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http://www.schwarzweisskeramik.de/enindex.html

The XL and you are done for scuttles. Smile

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 11-15-2013, 08:30 PM
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(11-15-2013, 05:47 PM)ShaveFella Wrote: I really want to use a scuttle for the cooler months ahead, but I just don't know where to start. This will be my first scuttle...

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Oh if only you knew how true this is - if you are at all like the rest of us it will indeed be your first of MANY scuttles, and razors and brushes and aftershaves and strops and blade banks and ... Wink

You may consider using the search function here to read more specifically about them. I have a Dirty Bird and it works great - it is also heavy. With scuttles you are usually dealing with the person who actually made it so the scuttle has a good deal more meaning to it.

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 11-15-2013, 09:28 PM
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Dirty Bird scuttles are one of the best I have seen for a very good price and they are made in the USA, to boot.
Good luck with your choice.

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 11-16-2013, 02:35 AM
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I recently wrestled with this question as well. I finally decided that all the scuttles I saw would work and work well. There are differences, some subtle, but they all seem to be well made.

No doubt missing many but the Moss didn't really appeal to me, Georgetown had beautiful pottery, Robert's Feats of Clay was at a good price point, Schwarzweisskeramik was expensive and didn't seem easy to obtain, and for me ... Dirty Bird 1.5 was just right. Waiting for delivery now.

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 11-16-2013, 04:08 AM
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I like the Georgetown. One of the things that I like is their new and improved plug -- rubber with an attractive metal cap on it. A lot of people like the "hamada and blue" color combination.

http://www.georgetownpottery.com/georget...cuttle-g20

I do not have a scuttle.

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 11-16-2013, 06:58 AM
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Every time I stop buy I find something else I want. I'll put a scuttle on my Christmas list. Georgetown's G20 looks very appealing.

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 11-16-2013, 07:27 AM
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Just a suggestion but, you could try to find a local potter. Show them a few pics, give them an idea. They should be able to make one custom for you. I would try to get a price before starting but, it would be a one off piece for you. This is the route I took and couldn't be happier.
I think it ended up a little cheaper to boot.

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 11-16-2013, 08:12 AM
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ShaveFella,

It all depends what you want the scuttle for: to make lather in it or just to keep your brush warm. The bigger scuttles, for the most part, are for making lather, as well as keeping your brush warm, whereas the smaller scuttles are for keeping your brush warm only.

I have a small Moss scuttle. It is suited for keeping the brush warm and not making lather. Since I face lather, this scuttle works perfectly. The Dirty Bird, on the other hand, is meant for making lather, as well as keeping your brush warm.

And you can use both the large and the small to keep your brush warm only.

Through the years, I have used Dirty Bird standard and 1.5 and liked them. I have also liked Schwarzweisskeramik. The Georgetown did not impress me. Neither did the Becker.

There are many other scuttles. As others have noted, have Google do the work for you in digging up these scuttles.

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 11-16-2013, 08:19 AM
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(11-16-2013, 07:27 AM)drew23 Wrote: Just a suggestion but, you could try to find a local potter. Show them a few pics, give them an idea. They should be able to make one custom for you. I would try to get a price before starting but, it would be a one off piece for you. This is the route I took and couldn't be happier.
I think it ended up a little cheaper to boot.

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This is a great idea! Keep it local, custom. And I'd gain a pottery friend.

(11-16-2013, 08:12 AM)Obie Wrote: ShaveFella,

It all depends what you want the scuttle for: to make lather in it or just to keep your brush warm. The bigger scuttles, for the most part, are for making lather, as well as keeping your brush warm, whereas the smaller scuttles are for keeping your brush warm only.

I have a small Moss scuttle. It is suited for keeping the brush warm and not making lather. Since I face lather, this scuttle works perfectly. The Dirty Bird, on the other hand, is meant for making lather, as well as keeping your brush warm.

And you can use both the large and the small to keep your brush warm only.
Thank you for explaining the different scuttles. I'm looking to lather.
Through the years, I have used Dirty Bird standard and 1.5 and liked them. I have also liked Schwarzweisskeramik. The Georgetown did not impress me. Neither did the Becker.

There are many other scuttles. As others have noted, have Google do the work for you in digging up these scuttles.
Thank you for explaining the different scuttles. I'm looking to use it to lather.

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 11-16-2013, 09:56 AM
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Here in the UK we have a potter named Steve Woodhead who makes some lovely scuttles and bowls.
http://stevewoodheadceramics.co.uk/index...-bowl.html

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 11-19-2013, 08:49 AM
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I have an obvious affection for LadySea Creations. Smile

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 11-19-2013, 09:04 AM
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I have a Dirty Bird 1.5. It's great.

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 11-19-2013, 01:49 PM
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I recently received an original Dirty Bird scuttle. It's great, but a little on the small side for my 24mm+ preference of brushes.

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 11-22-2013, 03:39 AM
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Thank you all for your feedback!


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 11-22-2013, 05:09 AM
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....if you get a Schwarzweisskeramik, get a large. i found the XL to be too heavy...

.....take a look at the Michal Yoresh scuttles on Esty...

http://www.etsy.com/shop/Yoresh?section_id=10469294

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 11-22-2013, 06:41 AM
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(11-22-2013, 05:09 AM)leonidas Wrote: ....if you get a Schwarzweisskeramik, get a large. i found the XL to be too heavy...

I first bought the XL and it was way to big for me, I now have the S model and that's more then big enough for me.

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 11-25-2013, 05:19 PM
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(11-15-2013, 06:08 PM)beartrap Wrote: http://www.rabfeatsofclay.com/page3.php?...category=3
Robert does quality work and you can not beat his price.

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