06-11-2014, 08:49 PM
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  • JrReyes
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  • Ft. Worth, TX
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I cut down an empty 25mm round casing that I would like to turn into a shaving brush. When I measured the opening, it came out to about 32mm. I know I can get a 30mm knot, but what can I do to help complete this project? If there are any hobby brush makers out there I would really appreciate the input.

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 06-12-2014, 05:40 AM
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This is going to be an amazing brush!

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 06-12-2014, 06:24 AM
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I would first contact Rudy Vey about how to convert the round casing into a brush. He is a very well-respected TSN artisan brush-maker and wet shaving enthusiast.

http://shavenook.com/user-rudy-vey

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 06-12-2014, 08:28 AM
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  • blzrfn
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  • Vancouver USA
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If I were doing this project I would clear coat the shell first. Fill it with hot glue to the point of setting my shelf and allow that to fully cool. I would then add another dollop of hot glue and insert my knot, ready to shave with after about fifteen minutes of cooling. Should be a relatively easy project and I look forward to seeing your results however you decide to go about it.

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 06-12-2014, 09:24 PM
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I think that contacting Rudy Vey would be a good starting point. If it were mine, then I would probably "paint" the edge by spreading some paint on a piece of paper and pressing the cut edge into the paint and let dry. I'd do at least 3 coats this way to ensure good coverage of the edge, then I would clear coat the entire piece (inside & out). Then I would try and source a 30mm knot that comes in a "cup", so that it could just drop into place and cover the shell casing opening for a nice finished look. If a 30mm "cupped" knot wasn't available, then the edge of the casing would need to be de-burred and sanded smooth prior to the painting process. At that point I might try and color the knot epoxy black and get a black badger or black synthetic knot so that there isn't any "empty" space between knot and casing.

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 06-13-2014, 05:28 PM
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I would drop a piece of wood inside the casing to add both weight and stability to the shell. I love this idea can't wait to see it finished.

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