12-18-2016, 10:16 AM
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I have just added several new brushes to my site at http://www.eliterazor.com.

In an effort to help identify specific handle shapes for custom orders, I have begun assigning a name to each shape.  In a nod to my other passion, they will all carry names of guitars.  The first will be the "Taylor" (shown below) and I will be putting together a gallery on my website of the various shapes I build.  I hope to have the gallery completed over the next couple of weeks.

Taylor - The handles are built from imported European resin and are, from left to right, Disco, Candy Stripe and Moonjava.  They are all shown with a 24mm knot, but can be opened up to accept a 26mm knot.
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As always, thanks for looking,

Bob

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 12-18-2016, 02:17 PM
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Very nice, Bob! Looking forward to that gallery.
Btw, the Manchurian 2 band knots are excellent!

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 12-18-2016, 07:37 PM
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(12-18-2016, 02:17 PM)German Wrote: Btw, the Manchurian 2 band knots are excellent!

Indeed they are.  I especially like the 28mm.

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 12-29-2016, 02:42 PM
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I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and I wish you a happy New Year.

I have just added quite a few new brushes to my site at http://www.eliterazor.com, as well as added a category under Shaving Brushes that shows many of the brush shapes I regularly build.  Please let me know if I can build a brush for you.

Larimar 
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Prism
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Copper Laced Quartz
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Black and Silver Swirl
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Blue Lapis with Pyrite
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As always, thanks for looking,

Bob

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 12-29-2016, 05:04 PM
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The Prism is very unique, not sure I've ever seen a handle material like it.

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 01-02-2017, 11:24 AM
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Happy New Year to all.

I have just added some new razor handles to my site at http://www.eliterazor.com and expect to be adding some new brush handles in the next day or so.

Below are just a few of the handles:

Disco
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Moonjava
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Speckled Amber
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As always, thanks for looking,

Bob

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 01-03-2017, 04:06 PM
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In addition to the recently listed handles, I was also able to get a few new brushes completed.  All are shown with a 24mm knot set to a 50mm loft, however the Amber and the Walnut can be adjusted to accept a 26mm knot.


Speckled Amber
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Bloodwood
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Black Walnut
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As always, thanks for looking,

Bob

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 01-08-2017, 08:52 AM
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The two brushes shown below have just been listed on my site at http://www.eliterazor.com.  

Amboyna Burl - Amboyna burl is found in Indonesia, especially on the Andaman group of islands.  Amboyna burl is one of the rarest & most expensive woods in the world.  The burly part of the log is often very small, yielding only wood in small dimensions.  The color ranges from deep yellow orange to deep red and after finishing Amboyna burl reveals a depth & liveliness in color like found in no other.  Amboyna burl was a popular, frequently used wood in the Jugendstil epoch in the twenties. It was also the first burl wood to be used by Rolls Royce for dashboards.
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Old Growth Poplar - Poplar gained wide usage for furniture framing and drawers in the early part of the twentieth century. Today, it often is used for mouldings and millwork, boxes, pallets and shipping crates, as well as the popular choice of wood for chopsticks.  Early renaissance Italian painters used Poplar as the base for their panel paintings.  The Mona Lisa is painted on a Poplar panel.  This piece of wood was recovered during the deconstruction of the Acworth Train Depot, which was built in 1840, and is over 175 years old.

Acworth Train Depot
The City of Acworth lies just north of Atlanta, nestled in the North Georgia foothills and was part of the Cherokee Nation until 1831. The community grew around a water station along the Western and Atlantic Railroad that was built in 1840 and grew to be the largest freight station between Savannah and Chattanooga for many years.  The wood from the train depot is primarily Longleaf Pine, with several trim pieces made of Poplar.
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As always, thanks for looking,

Bob

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 01-11-2017, 11:50 AM
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I recently received a shipment of stone and am well stocked to build brush handles, razor handles, or both.  If you are interested in a custom piece made in any of the stones listed below, please let me know and I will be glad to build it for you.


Larimar
Blue Lapis with Pyrite
Bloody Basin Jasper
Copper laced Onyx
Gold lace Onyx
Azurite with Malachite
Gold laced Quartz
Malachite
Speckled Amber
Wild Horse Jasper
Turquoise
Jet black Onyx

Shown below is a Blue Lapis brush I just completed that is listed and available on my site at http://www.eliterazor.com, as well as a Larimar brush that was built for a custom order.

Blue Lapis
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Larimar
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As always, thanks for looking,

Bob

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 01-13-2017, 01:23 PM
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Thank you all for the interest in custom stone pieces, I have a number of orders in process, but still have plenty of material on hand.

Below is a brush I have been working on and just completed.  It is Alternate Casein with a ring of Copper Laced Onyx.  The striping on the handle does not show as well in the picture as in real life.  It's a pretty striking brush with the black and Copper accent.  The knot is a 28mm Manchurian White set at a 52mm loft, but can go up to 54mm.  The overall size of the brush is 117mm with the 52mm loft.

Thsi brush is listed and available on my site at http://www.eliterazor.com     SOLD

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As always, thanks for looking,

Bob

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 01-14-2017, 04:26 PM
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What is the current wait time on a custom brush from you Bob?

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 01-14-2017, 08:16 PM
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(01-14-2017, 04:26 PM)shavealife Wrote: What is the current wait time on a custom brush from you Bob?

For a stone or resin brush, I can turn it around in 3-4 days.  For a wood brush, I will need about 10 days to complete the application and curing of the finish.

Bob

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 01-15-2017, 02:35 PM
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Shown below are several new brushes that have been listed and are available on my site at http://www.eliterazor.com.

Blue Angel
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Larimar
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Copper Laced Onyx
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Azure Swirl
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As always, thanks for looking,

Bob

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 01-15-2017, 04:31 PM
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(01-14-2017, 08:16 PM)Eskimo Wrote:
(01-14-2017, 04:26 PM)shavealife Wrote: What is the current wait time on a custom brush from you Bob?

For a stone or resin brush, I can turn it around in 3-4 days.  For a wood brush, I will need about 10 days to complete the application and curing of the finish.

Bob


Thanks Bob, you can look for an order from Buffalo next week!

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 01-17-2017, 11:08 AM
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I have just added 2 new brushes to my site at http://www.eliterazor.com.  These, and many more, are available for sale.

Prism - SOLD
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Green/Purple Swirl
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As always, thanks for looking,

Bob

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