01-26-2015, 07:38 PM
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  • ben74
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My Simpson brushes do NOT belong in a drawer...

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So I'm seeking a storage solution...

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 01-26-2015, 09:14 PM
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  • jamesrobson5
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Impressive collection Ben. You are right they need to be out and on display. If I were in your situation, I would look to find (or have made) a cabinet like John has in this thread. http://shavenook.com/thread-finests

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 01-26-2015, 09:30 PM
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  • Triad
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Ben you need some shelves or a China hutch. Those would look a lot better on display

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 01-26-2015, 09:33 PM
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I see the long Polo boxes in there ... I think those need to come out first Ben!

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 01-27-2015, 04:00 AM
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The next drawer down houses my Plisson brushes...  Blush

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 01-29-2015, 06:53 AM
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(01-26-2015, 09:33 PM)NSmalls Wrote: I see the long Polo boxes in there ... I think those need to come out first Ben!

Only a true brush aficionado could recognize a particular brush box from afar.  Clap

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 01-29-2015, 07:16 AM
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  • TheMonk
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Impressive, Ben!

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 01-29-2015, 07:37 AM
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Well, you're absolutely correct Ben. They need to be out of the drawer and boxes.

It all depends what you have for hands and eyes at your house how you store them. If you're a social person with lots of people over I'd put them behind an opaque door, or behind glass with some sort of keyed closure. Most folks haven't a clue what they're worth so they need to be told "look but don't touch" at the very least. I don't have your collection, and I have all of my shave gear in a cabinet with opaque doors. The closed opaque doors say, "These remain closed" as most folks won't snoop. So far no problems. To my knowledge only folks who have had the doors opened for them by myself have looked inside. If others have opened the doors, to my knowledge nothing was moved (I'd notice).

The cabinet I built is deep but ii's for storage not display, if you want them on display you want a shallower cabinet. You can "double" your brushes with a mirrored back. Glass shelves also have a tendency to make the display "busier" and also allow for the passage of light.

I'd google display cabinets to see what's available commercially. If that fails get a friend to make one for you or hire it done.

Let us see what you decide after you make a move.

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 01-30-2015, 07:54 PM
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  • geezer
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 A gentleman in WI does a good job and does shave stands, razor displays, and fine cabinetry:
His simple pieces

Woodideas,on the 'Bay

Contact him for photos of his work on his own collections. All his home's woodwork and cabinetry he made. It is of very high quality.
I have some of his pieces and have known him for a few years. We met in an antique shop. He invited me over...WOW. Displays for a very great number of razors on the walls, Razor cabinets with slide out trays, Door'd Shelving, etc.
~Richard
PM if you wish his email.

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 02-09-2015, 03:55 PM
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  • Carson
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Ben, I think those brushes need to be displayed.

This cabinet would be good I think:

http://www.grandauctions.co.uk/auction/a...ay-cabinet

I think you can find them in a larger size as well.

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 02-11-2015, 10:35 AM
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Looks like you're opening up a store. I've never tried a Simpson but they sure must be good.

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 02-11-2015, 02:27 PM
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It is a shame to see such a nice collection boxed and out of sight.  Best of luck in finding a display case.

Ed

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 03-03-2015, 07:04 AM
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WOW! That is impressive!

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 03-03-2015, 07:17 AM
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I have the perfect display case for all of those brushes. I'll send you my mailing address.  Biggrin

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 03-03-2015, 06:18 PM
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  • ben74
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(03-03-2015, 07:17 AM)primotenore Wrote: I have the perfect display case for all of those brushes. I'll send you my mailing address.  Biggrin

You are too kind!  Tongue

(02-09-2015, 03:55 PM)Carson Wrote: Ben, I think those brushes need to be displayed.

This cabinet would be good I think:

http://www.grandauctions.co.uk/auction/a...ay-cabinet

I think you can find them in a larger size as well.

I like it!  Thumbsup

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 03-07-2015, 12:20 PM
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(01-26-2015, 09:14 PM)jamesrobson5 Wrote: Impressive collection Ben. You are right they need to be out and on display. If I were in your situation, I would look to find (or have made) a cabinet like John has in this thread. http://shavenook.com/thread-finests

+1 This is a splendid idea. 

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 03-08-2015, 04:21 PM
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  • Johnny
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If you run out of room, I will be glad to store the Plisson brushes for you.  I mean, what are friends for?

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