03-11-2015, 07:34 AM
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How many brushes in your rotation and how do you do the rotation?  If you care to list your brushes or even add pix, it makes us drool all the more!

 

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 03-11-2015, 07:38 AM
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This is a good thread that was recent. They say collection. You say rotation. Good posts though and I suggest reading it.

http://shavenook.com/thread-the-current-...collection

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 03-11-2015, 07:41 AM
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If I counted correctly 33 brushes.

1 horse, the rest divided among synthetic, badger and boar. In use I start at the left of the shelf where the boars are and work my way to the right of the shelf. When a brush is used it get's shifted to the left. In a bit over a month every brush is used. At that time they all get shifted to the right and I begin all over again. Each brush is used approx' once a month. Unless I have testing of some sort to do, but even then I try to stick with the regimen.

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 03-11-2015, 08:02 AM
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  • Java
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  • Warner Robins, Georgia, USA
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I'm down to 13 in my rotation at the moment. 1 synthetic, 2 horse, 2 badger, and 8 boars. Mine are also lined up on a shelf, and assuming no travel, they just get used left to right. My soap rotation is much more fluid, and is altered to get along with the brush rotation. I can lather any of my soaps and creams with any of my brushes, but why use an Omega Hi on a triple milled soap when there is an SOC on deck for tomorrow? So I'll use a softer soap with the Hi today and the harder soap with the Semogue tomorrow.

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 03-11-2015, 08:26 AM
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  • Barrylu
  • Senior Member
  • Portland OR
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Total brushes 19. The Single tier holder contain my favorite bowl lathering brushes (which are also my favorite brushes). The 2 tiered holder contains, on the top row, a few of my bowl lathering brushes and the rest are face lathering brushes.   The bottom tier has some face lathering brushes and brushes I seldom use. The system is easy. If it is a bowl morning I use the brush that is facing me on the carousel After use the brush is replaced and the carousel is spun so that the next brush is facing me for the next shave. The same goes for the face brushes. Simple but elegant.
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 03-11-2015, 09:00 AM
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  • MaxP
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  • Madison, WI
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In my cabinet, I go left to right, top to bottom.  The cabinet contents have altered some from the pic.   Blush

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 03-11-2015, 09:03 AM
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Just 3. Restored Rubberset 400-3 w/ TGN HMW, Shaverjoe custom TGN 2band, and Semouge 1305. No real rotation. Just grab which ever one i'm in the mood for at the moment. Yesterday was the Shaverjoe, today was the Rubberset. Who knows tomorrow. 
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 03-11-2015, 09:30 AM
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I must say...gotta love these pix of brush eye candy!  There's some real lookers here!!!  This is why some people spend what they will on fine brushes.  Also why we continue to feed the BAD.   I have a dozen brushes now, mostly value to mid-range name brand badgers and these in the pix are much nicer.  Gives me something to look forward to!   

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 03-11-2015, 10:05 AM
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Yeah, you guys are making me a little jealous! I want more stuff!

From my Tab through the Tap

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 03-11-2015, 10:39 AM
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  • MarkW
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  • Isle of Man
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I have a collection in excess of 300 No. brushes but rotate around 25 No. with 5 No. getting a regular nod.

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 03-11-2015, 10:54 AM
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  • Giorgio
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  • Pennsylvania, US
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I try and keep around 35 in my rotation. The theme of my den is diversity and I like to have different types of brushes.

My preferences are cyclical so, for example, when I'm in the "big brush" phase, I'll reach for those types of brushes more frequently...and that will last a few weeks, and then I may want to move on to smaller brushes, synthetics, or fluffy higher-loft brushes, so I'll go through another few weeks of mostly reaching for those brushes...that's basically how my rotation works. Nothing organized. It's really spur of the moment, what I'm in the mood for at that time.

Sometimes I'll consciously reach for a brush I haven't used in a while, and then there are other times when I'll plan on using a particular brush a day in advance.

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 03-11-2015, 11:12 AM
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  • Rufus
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  • Greater Toronto Area
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29 plus 1 on order: 2 synthetic, 1 horse, 1 boar, 2 synthetic, 23 badger of various grades from pure to Manchurian.  I use a different brush every day, but there is no logic to my rotation other than I try to use each brush once a month.  Here's my accumulation:

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 03-11-2015, 11:40 AM
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(03-11-2015, 11:12 AM)Rufus Wrote: 29 plus 1 on order: 2 synthetic, 1 horse, 1 boar, 2 synthetic, 23 badger of various grades from pure to Manchurian.  I use a different brush every day, but there is no logic to my rotation other than I try to use each brush once a month.  Here's my accumulation:

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Man!  This looks like a Trekkie convention - Tribbles!!!

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 03-11-2015, 12:09 PM
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  • Rufus
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  • Greater Toronto Area
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Sorry about the quality of the picture, but the brushes are stored under the sink on my side of the master bath, the lighting is bad and all I have to take the picture with is an iPad.  There are 29 brushes in the picture, but 2 you can't see, 1 because of the poor lighting and the other because it's a Wee Scot hiding behind the Polo 8.

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 03-11-2015, 12:54 PM
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  • blzrfn
  • Butterscotch Bandit
  • Vancouver USA
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The brushes standing on their base are "on deck" and the brushes in the stands are drying and waiting to be put away.  I usually use a brush once and then put it back, but some brushes go right back to the end of the line for another use before going back to storage (a three drawer hobby organizer my wife gave me)

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 03-11-2015, 01:20 PM
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  • robk
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  • New Jersey
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I am far less good at counting than I am at acquiring and rotating. You can see a rotation in process below.
TSN P8 Phyl No. 196

Census-taking around here is aiming at a moving target, as my wife will attest.
The brushes pictured below represent about a year of collecting.
This is not everything; just the good stuff.
These are stored in the medicine chest of our powder room, a rarely used WC.
This is a good place as Mrs. is far less likely to notice comings and goings.


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 03-11-2015, 01:45 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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In rotation, 3 - Plisson Synthetics, 1 - Plisson Pure Black Badger, 1 - Simpsons P8 TSN LE, 1 - Simpsons Classic 1, and 1 - Simpsons Wee Scot.

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 03-11-2015, 03:00 PM
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  • German
  • Simpson 2 Band Aficionado
  • USA
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All but two - a horse and a boar - are badgers. Mostly 2 Band.

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 03-11-2015, 04:16 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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German, that's a very nice brush collection you have tere.

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 03-11-2015, 04:21 PM
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  • German
  • Simpson 2 Band Aficionado
  • USA
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(03-11-2015, 04:16 PM)Johnny Wrote: German, that's a very nice brush collection you have tere.

Thanks, Johnny.

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