12-06-2013, 07:09 AM
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For some time, I was not restoring or making many brushes due to family emergencies / commitments and a large work load. One that I did make during that time was a prototype from some scrap parts I obtained from a local hardware store. The case is chromed with grey matted ribs. The photos pretty much speak for themselves. It had such a good grip in the hand, I decided to name this brush. I have been using it off and on for the past four weeks or so. Good flow through and is a soap killer. Great backbone but soft at the tips with just a small amount of scritch. For me this is a more rare occasion brush, but it is really nice.

So without further discussion ...

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A comparison to other brushes ...

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 12-06-2013, 07:27 AM
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  • Johnny
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That's a unique looking brush Gary. Thanks for sharing.

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 12-06-2013, 07:30 AM
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  • Agravic
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Very interesting, Gary.

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 12-06-2013, 08:44 AM
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(12-06-2013, 07:27 AM)Johnny Wrote: That's a unique looking brush Gary. Thanks for sharing.

+1

Very cool!

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 12-06-2013, 08:50 AM
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Wow, Gary! That is a very unique handle!!! Biggrin

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 12-06-2013, 08:59 AM
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(12-06-2013, 07:27 AM)Johnny Wrote: That's a unique looking brush Gary. Thanks for sharing.

(12-06-2013, 07:30 AM)Agravic Wrote: Very interesting, Gary.

(12-06-2013, 08:44 AM)Chiefbroom Wrote:
(12-06-2013, 07:27 AM)Johnny Wrote: That's a unique looking brush Gary. Thanks for sharing.

+1

Very cool!

(12-06-2013, 08:50 AM)celestino Wrote: Wow, Gary! That is a very unique handle!!! Biggrin

Thanks for the kind words.

I had an Aluminum Rubberset that came in a box of handles, but my issue was not really with the looks but with the fact that the handle tended to slip out of my hand due to the weight (I don't have that problem with smaller items such as razors). I decided to put that one back in the box and not refurbish it since it was more difficult for me to hold wet. In addition, so many people have done wonderful Aluminum Rubberset restorations, if I did one it would be a "me too effort," so I would rather let those restorations have their time in the sun than to copy them.

I also looked at some of the modern metal brushes from the Asian makers, but they seemed to be very slippery. So I thought I would just do without a metal brush until I saw the items that I used to make this brush and thought that they might just fit the bill. If it worked, I might even make a matching synthetic. The parts waited about 6 months before I even had a chance to try to put it together, but about 5 weeks ago, I had the chance so here is the results. It looks better than I thought and grips better as well.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

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 12-06-2013, 09:18 AM
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  • Balj86
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Holy cow, thats awesome Gary!

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 12-06-2013, 09:31 AM
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  • TexBilly
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Love that deco/industrial look, Gary. Nice work!

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 12-06-2013, 11:06 AM
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  • Teiste
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6 OZ dry ? Do you weight lift with it , Gary ?
The Bauhaus movement would be very proud of that design , my friend.

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 12-06-2013, 12:03 PM
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(12-06-2013, 09:18 AM)Balj86 Wrote: Holy cow, thats awesome Gary!

(12-06-2013, 09:31 AM)TexBilly Wrote: Love that deco/industrial look, Gary. Nice work!

(12-06-2013, 11:06 AM)Teiste Wrote: 6 OZ dry ? Do you weight lift with it , Gary ?
The Bauhaus movement would be very proud of that design , my friend.

Thanks gents!

As to the weight issue, it really does not feel heavy at all. It is substantial and surprisingly balanced. 6 ounces is heavier than most but not too heavy. It does sit firmly in the palm of the hand.

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 12-07-2013, 09:48 AM
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Today's shave.

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 12-07-2013, 01:16 PM
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Interesting handle, however, I drop a brush from time to time and really do not get a blue toe from a heavy brush dropped on my foot....

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 12-08-2013, 08:03 AM
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 12-08-2013, 08:13 AM
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  • ben74
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Looks great Gary!

I (like most Australians) have an affinity with the "corrugated"...

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 12-08-2013, 09:19 AM
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(12-08-2013, 08:13 AM)ben74 Wrote: Looks great Gary!

I (like most Australians) have an affinity with the "corrugated"...

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Thanks!

If your were not photos from Australia, I would believe they were photos from Texas. No differences in the construction and settings. Australians and Texans have more in common than people realize.

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 12-08-2013, 12:04 PM
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What knot did you use?

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 12-08-2013, 04:49 PM
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  • ben74
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Even our roads are corrugated (outside the metropolitan area)...

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 12-08-2013, 05:09 PM
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(12-08-2013, 04:49 PM)ben74 Wrote: Even our roads are corrugated (outside the metropolitan area)...

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Until a year ago, the road leading to my home was "highly corrugated!" You could lose a small vehicle if you were not careful! Laughing1

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 12-08-2013, 05:12 PM
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It seems we do indeed have much in common! Biggrin

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 12-09-2013, 02:18 PM
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(12-07-2013, 01:16 PM)Rudy Vey Wrote: Interesting handle, however, I drop a brush from time to time and really do not get a blue toe from a heavy brush dropped on my foot....

Nor shatter the sink. Exclamation

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