05-14-2012, 06:58 AM
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  • ben74
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Everyone loves Butterscotch...

The Nook was lacking a thread dedicated purely to:

Beautiful Butterscotch Brushes

Join me in celebrating
the conversion of phenolic resin*
into phenyl alcohol

Just remember,
whatever you do
DON"T polish them!


*Catalin, a phenolic plastic, was originally white.
Catalin assumes its Butterscotch colour over time due to exposure to ultraviolet light which gradually converts the phenolic resin into phenyl alcohol, which is brown in colour.


[attachment=2011]

Need a ruling:

"Can imitation Butterscotch brushes be included?"

(Otherwise I can't contribute! Angry)


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 05-14-2012, 07:43 AM
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  • bullgoose
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hehe...I have some LE butterscotch brushes being made as I type but beyond that, I am sworn to secrecy. Cool

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 05-14-2012, 07:51 AM
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(05-14-2012, 07:43 AM)bullgoose Wrote: hehe...I have some LE butterscotch brushes being made as I type but beyond that, I am sworn to secrecy. Cool

Quit teasing Phil. You are just evil!

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 05-14-2012, 07:53 AM
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  • Songwind
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(05-14-2012, 07:43 AM)bullgoose Wrote: hehe...I have some LE butterscotch brushes being made as I type but beyond that, I am sworn to secrecy. Cool

"Real" butterscotch, or butterscotch colored?

(The first time I heard someone refer to real butterscotch, I thought, "but wouldn't the candy melt from getting wet?")

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 05-14-2012, 07:57 AM
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  • Johnny
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That's it. Semogue needs to make a Limited Edition butterscotch brush.

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 05-14-2012, 08:02 AM
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A couple of my imitation butterscotch LE's...
[attachment=2016]
Manchurian Colonel and Rover

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 05-14-2012, 08:21 AM
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  • bullgoose
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(05-14-2012, 07:53 AM)Songwind Wrote: "Real" butterscotch, or butterscotch colored?

(The first time I heard someone refer to real butterscotch, I thought, "but wouldn't the candy melt from getting wet?")

You can't eat it. Well...I suppose you could but there would be health consequences. Biggrin

The so called "real butterscotch" started out as more of an ivory color and then aged into a butterscotch color. My brushes will use a butterscotch colored resin.

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 05-14-2012, 08:38 AM
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M&F Butterscotch...
[attachment=2017]

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 05-14-2012, 08:38 AM
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  • Teiste
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Those brushes are really beautiful,my friend!

Ben,I wish you can make a thread talking about the different kind of special badger hair that you have use,like the Manchurian,HMW,Blonde Badger etc.That would be very appreciate it by the community.

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 05-14-2012, 08:44 AM
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(05-14-2012, 08:38 AM)Teiste Wrote: Those brushes are really beautiful,my friend!

Ben,I wish you can make a thread talking about the different kind of special badger hair that you have use,like the Manchurian,HMW,Blonde Badger etc.That would be very appreciate it by the community.

Ok, a badger hair exposé of sorts... I'll endeavour to put something together soon...

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 05-14-2012, 08:46 AM
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(05-14-2012, 08:21 AM)bullgoose Wrote: You can't eat it. Well...I suppose you could but there would be health consequences. Biggrin

The so called "real butterscotch" started out as more of an ivory color and then aged into a butterscotch color. My brushes will use a butterscotch colored resin.

Yes, I quickly realized my error.

I bet a hidden cache of ivory blanks that had already turned butterscotch, then made into brush handles would cost all the money. Eeeeek

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 05-14-2012, 09:04 AM
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Butterscotch set from Muhle...
[attachment=2018]

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 05-14-2012, 09:49 AM
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(05-14-2012, 08:46 AM)Songwind Wrote:
(05-14-2012, 08:21 AM)bullgoose Wrote: You can't eat it. Well...I suppose you could but there would be health consequences. Biggrin

The so called "real butterscotch" started out as more of an ivory color and then aged into a butterscotch color. My brushes will use a butterscotch colored resin.

Yes, I quickly realized my error.

I bet a hidden cache of ivory blanks that had already turned butterscotch, then made into brush handles would cost all the money. Eeeeek

The problem with this is that as soon as you turn the top layer of rod away...Hey Presto! Back to plain old ivory coloured catalin stock!

Gary

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 05-14-2012, 10:58 AM
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  • Songwind
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Ah. That makes perfect sense now that I think about it.

Quick, somebody figure out a way to accelerate butterscotching using a sun lamp, a rotisserie, and an oscillating fan!

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 05-14-2012, 11:21 AM
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While I have an M7 in butterscotch. It just doesn't look as good as real butterscotch in my eyes.

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 05-14-2012, 12:03 PM
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Ben -

As you know, I prefer the look of aged Catalin, personally. I only have two at the moment (though I've had others in the past). Here they are:


A Kent:
[Image: 100_2618.jpg]

And a Rooney:
[Image: 100_2491.jpg]

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 05-14-2012, 01:31 PM
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My collection:

"Faux" (pretty low budget here, but I like them)

       

Genuine

       

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 05-14-2012, 02:59 PM
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  • ben74
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Beautiful genuine butterscotch!

Thanks for sharing Yohann and Mike!

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 05-14-2012, 03:40 PM
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(05-14-2012, 11:21 AM)Dipesh Wrote: While I have an M7 in butterscotch. It just doesn't look as good as real butterscotch in my eyes.

I agree with you 100% mate.

I guess you just can't replicate the patina of a naturally aged brush using modern materials.

Thanks for sharing the wonderful pics guys.

Keep 'em coming. Smile

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 05-14-2012, 04:53 PM
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I agree with you both - nothing as good as the real thing.

Imitation is often regarded as flattery!

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