06-02-2015, 03:28 PM
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My second brush, again free-form. The handle is Spaulted Maple which came from the wood pile at the back of my house. I left the right side natural grain - no sanding. Finished with Watco Danish Oil and several coats of Minwax Wood and Furniture polish.



The knot is a Virginia Sheng Best Badger, 20/65mm



Lots of fun to make.


Ed


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 06-02-2015, 04:35 PM
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  • DayMan
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Looks good.  How long did it take to make?

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 06-02-2015, 05:52 PM
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Nice job Ed.

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 06-02-2015, 07:09 PM
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 06-03-2015, 04:22 AM
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(06-02-2015, 04:35 PM)DayMan Wrote: Looks good.  How long did it take to make?
From cutting the blank to the last coat of finish about 4 hours.  The main consumer of time is sanding from 120/180/220 grit.  As with my first brush, I prefer the "one-off" look" of the free-form handles.  I also do not care for the CA/oil bright and shiny finishes.  I prefer to use Watco Danish Natural Oil for finishing.  This oil provides protection from water and brings out the natural beauty of the wood.  I have several more in the queue.  This is a picture of some blanks in some various forms of completion.  In the left is a piece of Alaskan Diamond Willow - getting ready to drill the knot hole.  Center is a piece of Spaulted Maple with a trapezoid shape.  I am thinking on keeping the slant, round the middle??? On the right is a piece of Red Oak.  Thinking of a short, chubby style but still free-form.

Thanks......Ed

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 06-03-2015, 07:44 AM
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I'm impressed that you can take those pieces of wood and turn them into anything other than a smaller piece of wood, which is all I would be able to do.

I like the free form look of your handles as well.  I think it gives them more character.

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 06-03-2015, 07:55 AM
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Beautiful brush, Ed. 

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 06-09-2015, 06:35 PM
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Those are beautiful pieces

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 06-10-2015, 04:23 AM
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All,

Thanks for your kind words.

Ed

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 06-29-2015, 12:24 PM
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Wanted to make an update on my second brush. It is wonderful. The knot is a Virginia Sheng Best Badger, 20/65mm. It makes great lather easily and is very comfortable to my face. It compares to the big box vendor brushes I have purchased. The bloom after a number of uses is amazing. If looking for a knot, I recommend you look at Virginia's.


Here is a picture update.


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 06-29-2015, 02:31 PM
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That's a nice looking brush and that bloom is amazingly, beautiful!

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 06-29-2015, 04:47 PM
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Nice brush

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