11-10-2014, 08:19 PM
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Is there a way to make a custom brush handle yourself, say, with a lathe? My father turns wood and I was thinking of having him make me a handle.

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 11-10-2014, 08:43 PM
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(11-10-2014, 08:19 PM)joyfulgirl Wrote: Is there a way to make a custom brush handle yourself, say, with a lathe? My father turns wood and I was thinking of having him make me a handle.

Yes, a lot of the brushes on this site are lathe turned. Check out the Artisan and brush sections for ideas. There are even some threads with pics of brushes being made on lathes. Good luck and I would love to see a thread on your progress. Biggrin

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 11-10-2014, 10:32 PM
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(11-10-2014, 08:43 PM)jamesrobson5 Wrote: Yes, a lot of the brushes on this site are lathe turned. Check out the Artisan and brush sections for ideas. There are even some threads with pics of brushes being made on lathes. Good luck and I would love to see a thread on your progress. Biggrin

+1

Also, welcome to the forum!

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 11-11-2014, 02:31 AM
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Thanks! I will post an introduction shortly. So there is a way to transfer the knot to another handle? How would one do this?

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 11-11-2014, 04:20 AM
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I think I found my answer!

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 11-12-2014, 05:47 PM
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Put the whole brush in a cup than can handle boiling degrees 212*.Bring a pot of water to boiling.Place the glass with the brush in it into the boiling water,make sure the water only goes half the way up the cup & don't get any water touching the brush knot.Cover the pot for approx.10 minutes.Be careful as the brush will be very hot,I use a wet wash cloth taking it out of the cup & just give the knot a good twist,if the knot doesn't pull out,put it back in the cup ,cover for another 10 minutes & repeat twisting the knot.

After the knot has been removed let the handle cool down then clean out the left in glue,I use a Drummel tool.

It's an easy job but take your time so as to not burn yourself!

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