05-12-2014, 07:06 AM
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  • Lutebro
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  • Olympia, WA
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I purchased this brush on the BST a little while back, some of you may recognize it. I received it in the mail and started putting it through its paces. I was cleaning off the rim of the handle at one point and noticed something.....

Dun dun dun! A crack!

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Where did that come from?!?!? At this point it didn't matter. It was there and now what do I do with it? Enter the maker of the brush... Geoff Anderson! I contacted him and he was very quick to get back to me. He threw some ideas around and eventually I ended up sending it to him. Who knew he lived within an hour of me!

He said if this was his brush, which it sort of was, the crack could probably be fixed but would always bother him. I agreed and the best option was to bust open the handle and try to save the amazing WSP Silvertip knot.

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I had two options for new knot. I threw around the idea of the cylinder but eventually decided on the concave. Geoff planted the knot into the knew handle and I present my resurrected brush!

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I love it! While I loved the other handle too it just couldn't be saved and this is how it ended up. This all happened within a week mind you! Here she is in the box headed back to me. I can't wait to use her again and put her in her rightful place next to her cousin the Americana! Geoff is an amazing artist and a great person. I can't thank him enough!

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 05-12-2014, 07:15 AM
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Nice save! I see you disposed of the Tulip...sorry it didn't work out for you. At least it didn't cost you alot to "rent" it

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 05-12-2014, 07:29 AM
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  • Lutebro
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(05-12-2014, 07:15 AM)minimalist Wrote: Nice save! I see you disposed of the Tulip...sorry it didn't work out for you. At least it didn't cost you alot to "rent" it

Ha ha! Didn't cost me anything. That's the beauty of TSN!

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 05-12-2014, 07:32 AM
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  • refles
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very cool to see the walk through and the positive end result. Sounds like a great brush maker!

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 05-12-2014, 07:42 AM
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Dustin, congratulations and great to see Geoff helping you out!! Beautiful brush! Biggrin

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 05-12-2014, 08:17 AM
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Amazingly transformed , Geoff did an excellent job!!
Jim

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 05-12-2014, 10:07 AM
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  • Lutebro
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One more pic, he shampooed and conditioned it and it exploded! Love this brush! Can't wait for it to get back, luckily he did one day shipping so it'll be here tomorrow!

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 05-12-2014, 10:17 AM
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Wow! What a bloom. Looks like it french kissed a light socket. Sounds like you're happy.Cool

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 05-12-2014, 10:26 AM
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  • Lutebro
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Beyond happy, I didn't think I could love this brush more!

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 05-12-2014, 01:11 PM
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  • oscar11
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Nice brush!

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 05-12-2014, 06:11 PM
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  • Attila
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Congrats! What a wonderful new handle!

Sent from my phone using Tapatalk.

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 05-12-2014, 06:39 PM
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  • geezer
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Wonderful! Thank you for posting this. Kinda renews my faith in human nature, at least among professionals and craftsmen.
~Richard

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 05-12-2014, 08:03 PM
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  • Lutebro
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(05-12-2014, 06:39 PM)geezer Wrote: Wonderful! Thank you for posting this. Kinda renews my faith in human nature, at least among professionals and craftsmen.
~Richard

Geoff is a true artist and gentleman. He chatted with more for quite a while and didn't get annoyed with me at all. He is very excited about his craft and it shows. He really does put love into all his brushes and pretty much anything he does!

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 05-13-2014, 12:11 AM
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Dustin, Geoff really has an eye for design........ My own thoughts are the rod he has used this time round is outstanding.

I have one two off Geoff creations, both D01 & loving them.

Enjoy.

Charles u.K

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 05-13-2014, 04:52 AM
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  • Lando
  • This deal is getting worse all the time
  • Bellevue, WA
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Nice brush!
Is there a line at the top of the handle?

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 05-13-2014, 05:04 AM
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  • Lutebro
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(05-13-2014, 04:52 AM)Lando Wrote: Nice brush!
Is there a line at the top of the handle?

I saw that tok and asked. This is what he said:

Nope. No crack. That is a wave in the resin. Very common for zebra stripe, especially towards the inside of the blank. If it were a larger diameter, it might not have that. All of my personal zebra brushes have that.

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 05-13-2014, 12:02 PM
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  • tgutc
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Looks great!

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 05-13-2014, 05:40 PM
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  • Lutebro
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Back home and with a friend! The Eclectic Gentleman soap!

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 05-17-2014, 03:25 AM
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The way Geoff handled this was beyond his obligation and speaks highly of him. I've been admiring his brushes since I first learned of them.. Congratulations on your new brush, which I happen to like more than the old one.

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 05-17-2014, 06:12 AM
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  • Lutebro
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(05-17-2014, 03:25 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: The way Geoff handled this was beyond his obligation and speaks highly of him. I've been admiring his brushes since I first learned of them.. Congratulations on your new brush, which I happen to like more than the old one.

Thanks, I do like it more too! Geoff is a great guy... really goes above and beyond. I talk to him frequently now. Watch out for him in the future!

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