04-25-2014, 07:52 PM
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  • oscar11
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For the last year or so I've been playing around with short lofted boars. The grey and black is a SOC lofted @ 48mm and the red and black is a Semogue 2000 lofted to 50mm. The gray one was PIF'd to a friend and I'm keeping the red one. I'm done experimenting with boars, I like the performance on these two brushes. The 2000 is a bit softer than the SOC but both brushes have some density which is lacking in a lot of boar brushes. I also have an Omega knot or two that are short lofted that work very well too. Pics for those maybe later.
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 04-25-2014, 07:56 PM
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  • Lutebro
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Amazing.... absolutely gorgeous!

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 04-25-2014, 08:10 PM
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  • Agravic
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Nicely done, Steve.

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 04-25-2014, 09:21 PM
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I really like that first one. Beautiful work my man Smile

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 04-25-2014, 09:28 PM
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They look fabulous!

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 04-26-2014, 12:00 AM
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great brushes!

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 04-26-2014, 12:13 AM
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Very nice looking brushes
Enjoy them !

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 04-26-2014, 03:57 AM
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Beautiful brushes. How do you remove the metal sleeve the Semogue knots come in? I know the plastic sleeve on Omega knots can be removed, but this is the first time I've seen a Semogue without the metal ring.

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 04-26-2014, 05:22 AM
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  • oscar11
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Ricardo,I do it all the time. Pretty much the same way as an Omega. I use this attachment on a dremmel. Sorry, it looks I deleted from my photo album. I'll get a pic later today. It's a small circular saw blade.
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It will also give you a little playing room to help control how much bloom you'd like. I also feel crimping the knot with with the metal ring contributes to the splay characteristic of a Semogue. So you have a few tweaks you can accomplish to slightly alter the feel of the knot. Always make your saw cut with the length of the hair not across it.

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 04-26-2014, 05:28 AM
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Steve, excellent work my friend.

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 04-26-2014, 05:52 AM
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  • oscar11
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It's much more troublesome to remove the cup on the Plisson synthetic but it can be done there too. I relofted this to 47mm but had it as low as 45mm.
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 04-26-2014, 06:14 AM
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Wow nice brushes.

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 04-26-2014, 08:02 AM
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Steve, beautiful work as usual, my friend! Smile

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 04-26-2014, 09:45 AM
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I've wanted to try placing a Semogue knot in a custom /vintage handle but have never mustered the courage b/c of the metal ring.
the SOC and 2000 boar knots are my favorites from Semogue.
Outstanding job on both!

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 04-26-2014, 10:19 AM
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Very nice. Your handles are fantastic.

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 04-26-2014, 11:10 AM
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  • OldDog23
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they all look great, but I especially like the brush in post #11 !

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