05-20-2014, 01:55 PM
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  • ThreeBs
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  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Hi guys,

Where can you get a brush stand for a 28-30mm knot ? I've been looking for quite a while now, but all I can see is general sizes ( S, M, L, XL ) which doesnt tell much.

Thanks !

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 05-20-2014, 03:57 PM
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(05-20-2014, 01:55 PM)ThreeBs Wrote: Hi guys,

Where can you get a brush stand for a 28-30mm knot ? I've been looking for quite a while now, but all I can see is general sizes ( S, M, L, XL ) which doesnt tell much.

Thanks !

Stand it up right on its base, the built in stand. Stands are not a necessity, more of a luxury item.

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 05-20-2014, 05:33 PM
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  • bullgoose
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(05-20-2014, 03:57 PM)NSmalls Wrote:
(05-20-2014, 01:55 PM)ThreeBs Wrote: Hi guys,

Where can you get a brush stand for a 28-30mm knot ? I've been looking for quite a while now, but all I can see is general sizes ( S, M, L, XL ) which doesnt tell much.

Thanks !

Stand it up right on its base, the built in stand. Stands are not a necessity, more of a luxury item.

Yup -this is what I do as well. Works great.

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 05-20-2014, 06:21 PM
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I do the same as the above 2 posts; no need for a stand unless you just really want one.

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 05-20-2014, 07:33 PM
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  • Giorgio
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(05-20-2014, 01:55 PM)ThreeBs Wrote: Hi guys,

Where can you get a brush stand for a 28-30mm knot ? I've been looking for quite a while now, but all I can see is general sizes ( S, M, L, XL ) which doesnt tell much.

Thanks !

+1. I used to keep one stand around to at least dry the brush I just used, but over the years I have learned what the others have stated...that they are simply not needed Smile.

To answer your question, sorry I can't be of too much help...I never could find a stand to fit my bigger brushes, and I wasn't going to put forth the effort to get creative and make one or the finances to get a custom Wink.

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 05-20-2014, 08:08 PM
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(05-20-2014, 03:57 PM)NSmalls Wrote: Stand it up right on its base, the built in stand. Stands are not a necessity, more of a luxury item.

+4

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 05-20-2014, 10:15 PM
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The Omega chrome stands respond well to some careful bending. I think it would be worth a try.

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 05-21-2014, 06:49 AM
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  • evnpar
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I don't mind standing larger brushes on their base, only my countertop gets cluttered, and I prefer to have my brushes organized in a stand. I like the T-Stands from Em's Place, as you can order a combination of different sizes of brush holders for the same stand, and each holder is easily bent to make an exact fit for a particular brush. I currently have two of them, holding eight brushes, and am about to order another.

http://www.shaveplace.com/custom-brush-a...stands.asp

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 05-21-2014, 10:32 AM
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I can't remember where I read this but someone suggested a doll stand. I bought this one for $3.49 shipped.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00A5EHBF8...06_s00_i00

Not the nicest but also not an eyesore and very functional. As you raise the arm it also loosens the clasp that would hold the brush. It's made of metal so you can bend it to your liking.

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 05-21-2014, 11:28 AM
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  • ThreeBs
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Thanks everyone for the responses !
I'm truly surprised. It seems like i'm one of the few who uses brush stands. I started using stands a while ago when one of my brushes started shedding for no reasons. I thought it might be because I was drying it upright on the base of the handle.
I started reading on the subject and a lot of people recommended using a stand so that the remaining water in the brush does not go at the base of the knot and damage the glue. I thought it made sense and I've been using stands since then.
But now, all of you guys are not using any and I presume that your brushes are fine. So it might have been a problem of the brush itself more than a drying problem.
In the meantime, I FINALLY found some stands that could fit larger brushes.
They're on http://www.qedusa.com and if you click on the stands they will actually tell you the dimensions of the knot that could fit in there.
Just thought i'd throw it out there.

Thanks !

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 05-21-2014, 06:01 PM
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  • Woodeks
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Wow. 25mm seems to be the standard there. I know everyone says they aren't needed, but I still like to use a hanging style stand.
I don't store them like that, just the one brush I use, immediately out of the shower.

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 05-22-2014, 05:24 PM
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When's the last time you saw a puddle of water below your hanging brush?


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 05-23-2014, 12:49 AM
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  • ben74
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The "Capillary Effect" ensures that there is no advantage in drying upside down, hence the vast majority of brushes have a flat base to stand them upright.

However, some people like using stands and many boast the feature of adhering to a wall reducing bench top clutter.

Plisson have a holder that accommodates large brushes (up to size 20 or 28mm), see here.

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 07-18-2014, 10:33 PM
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Ponytail holders are useful for overly splayed brushes, but you need a brush stand for gravity to hold it in place while the brush dries. Otherwise a stand is not needed.

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 07-19-2014, 12:14 AM
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stands are not a necessity, rather spend your $$ buying a nice soap, ASL/ASB etc

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 07-19-2014, 04:56 AM
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  • tave
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You can make a neat razor/brush stand made from a wire coat hanger. With a little imagination you can style it to your own specs. Completely adjustable. Looks retro doesn't it?[[Image: aMjejzl.jpg] [/quote][/php]

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 07-19-2014, 05:33 AM
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  • refles
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quite the artisan! It actually doesn't look half bad. It small footprint doesn't even consume much den space!

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 07-23-2014, 11:54 AM
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Now there you go! We'll have to get you on the artisan's list. Wink

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 07-23-2014, 12:36 PM
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  • tave
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Here's the web site if your interested in making one.http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Razor-and-Shaving-Brush-Stand/

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 07-23-2014, 12:40 PM
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Shane Silcox at Cutting Edge Razors used to make acrylic razor/brush stands that were well crafted and inexpensive, and he could customize them for whatever knot size you wanted. Unfortunately he isn't making them any more. I would be very interested in knowing about anyone else who makes acrylic stands of different sizes.

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