02-06-2015, 05:29 PM
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[Image: SSoLJoM.jpg][Image: fUYDeYT.jpg][Image: fLfQiI1.jpg][Image: CjnvZdi.jpg]i just finished gluing a knot in my first brush handle I made on a lathe I normally carve by hand. Below is finished brush, one waiting to be drilled and a makeup brush I just finished also the first makeup brush I made on a lathe I'm not sure my wife will wait for the glue to be dried. Why am I making makeup brushes, I said baby if you let me get a lathe just think of all the makeup brushes I can make you. Ergo the lathe lol

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 02-06-2015, 05:32 PM
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Nice job! They are looking good. First time I've seen someone do a makeup brush. You may have started something!

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 02-06-2015, 05:36 PM
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(02-06-2015, 05:32 PM)FreddieP318ti Wrote: Nice job! They are looking good. First time I've seen someone do a makeup brush. You may have started something!

I've been making hand carved makeup brushes and selling them to all my wife's friends to make money for my shaving hobby, I'm not good enough to compete with all the master wood workers to make shaving brushes but if you can get high quality hair knots and make easy to hold handles to women go nuts they pay $50 to $100 for cheap Chinese made brushes in department stores

These are some I carved for my wife

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 02-06-2015, 05:42 PM
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Don't sell yourself short brother. Those are some nice looking handles! Is the wood treated or is that in the work? That is a smart idea on the makeup brushes. Maybe set you an etsy store or something and see how they do. 

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 02-06-2015, 05:48 PM
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(02-06-2015, 05:42 PM)FreddieP318ti Wrote: Don't sell yourself short brother. Those are some nice looking handles! Is the wood treated or is that in the work? That is a smart idea on the makeup brushes. Maybe set you an etsy store or something and see how they do. 

The only thing I do to the wood is use cooking oil, then Danish oil to seal and protect and then one coat of a glossy poly something, I have several I made that I've used for a year and have no trouble with them. Here some of my early creations that are all hand carved.  Also I'm putting a picture of some of my wife's hand carved makeup brushes

I will make a how to make your own brush without a lathe post for everyone when I get a chance if anyone would like to make their own

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 02-06-2015, 05:52 PM
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(02-06-2015, 05:48 PM)ceferguson Wrote:
(02-06-2015, 05:42 PM)FreddieP318ti Wrote: Don't sell yourself short brother. Those are some nice looking handles! Is the wood treated or is that in the work? That is a smart idea on the makeup brushes. Maybe set you an etsy store or something and see how they do. 

The only thing I do to the wood is use cooking oil, then Danish oil to seal and protect and then one coat of a glossy poly something, I have several I made that I've used for a year and have no trouble with them. Here some of my early creations that are all hand carved.  Also I'm putting a picture of some of my wife's hand carved makeup brushes

I will make a how to make your own brush without a lathe post for everyone when I get a chance if anyone would like to make their own

That would be awesome! I love DIY's and i'm sure others would enjoy it/use it as well!

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 02-06-2015, 05:58 PM
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These are my hand carved brushes all 30 mm silver tip badger. The are not symmetrical because they were all hand carved and I got too much glue on a few but they work great and I made them so I'm happy with them
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 02-06-2015, 05:59 PM
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Great job Ed. I'm impressed. I'll have to get something for my wife.

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 02-06-2015, 06:01 PM
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[Image: g3CO64w.jpg]I don't know why some of the Picts didn't load but these are some of my wife's hand carved brushes

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 02-06-2015, 06:04 PM
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They all look great! Looking at the makeup brushes you could maybe do custom paint brush handles to!

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 02-06-2015, 06:05 PM
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Very nicely done .. the whole arrangement has a certain 'organic' flair. Smile

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 02-06-2015, 06:49 PM
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Nice job!

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 02-06-2015, 06:54 PM
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That is such a lovely colour in that wood! 

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