06-21-2012, 07:02 PM
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I recently won a PIF on another forum. A handle maker (Oscar 11) provided me a choice of handles to choose from. I chose his 24 mm diameter, by 16 mm deep, blue swirl handle.

When I ordered the knot, I chose the Super Badger Bulb 24 mm. The total height including the base was 68 mm and the base was 8 mm. I used a quarter to add 2 mm to the base to allow the brush to have a 55 mm effective loft.

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After break in, the first use was excellent. I now call it, the Super Blue Swirl.

Thanks Oscar 11 for the fantastic handle to create my Super Blue Swirl!

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 06-21-2012, 07:15 PM
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  • uncledave
  • Returned to DE Shaving After 40 years
  • Kentucky, USA
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(06-21-2012, 07:02 PM)GDCarrington Wrote: I recently won a PIF on another forum. A handle maker (Oscar 11) provided me a choice of handles to choose from. I chose his 24 mm diameter, by 16 mm deep, blue swirl handle.

When I ordered the knot, I chose the Super Badger Bulb 24 mm. The total height including the base was 68 mm and the base was 8 mm. I used a quarter to add 2 mm to the base to allow the brush to have a 55 mm effective loft.

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After break in, the first use was excellent. I now call it, the Super Blue Swirl.

Thanks Oscar 11 for the fantastic handle to create my Super Blue Swirl!

I believe that's the best looking brush I've ever seen. I love the colour!

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 06-21-2012, 08:03 PM
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  • ben74
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  • Perth, Australia
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Congratulations, great looking brush!

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 06-21-2012, 08:17 PM
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(06-21-2012, 07:15 PM)uncledave Wrote:
(06-21-2012, 07:02 PM)GDCarrington Wrote: I recently won a PIF on another forum. A handle maker (Oscar 11) provided me a choice of handles to choose from. I chose his 24 mm diameter, by 16 mm deep, blue swirl handle.

When I ordered the knot, I chose the Super Badger Bulb 24 mm. The total height including the base was 68 mm and the base was 8 mm. I used a quarter to add 2 mm to the base to allow the brush to have a 55 mm effective loft.

[Image: 7417621938_e9af51e034_b.jpg]

After break in, the first use was excellent. I now call it, the Super Blue Swirl.

Thanks Oscar 11 for the fantastic handle to create my Super Blue Swirl!

I believe that's the best looking brush I've ever seen. I love the colour!

(06-21-2012, 08:03 PM)ben74 Wrote: Congratulations, great looking brush!

Thanks Gents!

Oscar11 gave me a great foundation from which to work with.

The issue now is the rotation time between the H.I.S., two Muhle synthetics and my three custom badgers. They all want face time!

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 06-21-2012, 08:25 PM
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  • gijames
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  • TN, USA
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wow! great job! Cool

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 06-22-2012, 06:19 AM
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  • Songwind
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  • Burnsville, MN
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Gorgeous! I need something like that in a green.

(06-21-2012, 08:17 PM)GDCarrington Wrote: The issue now is the rotation time between the H.I.S., two Muhle synthetics and my three custom badgers. They all want face time!

Better start splitting your face in half and using two brushes a day!

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 06-22-2012, 06:49 AM
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(06-22-2012, 06:19 AM)Songwind Wrote: Gorgeous! I need something like that in a green.

(06-21-2012, 08:17 PM)GDCarrington Wrote: The issue now is the rotation time between the H.I.S., two Muhle synthetics and my three custom badgers. They all want face time!

Better start splitting your face in half and using two brushes a day!

Well, they will just have to each wait their turn.

Here is today's shave.

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 06-22-2012, 06:57 AM
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So that's the one you picked! I was wondering who picked what. That was one I was thinking about during that PIF. It turned out beautiful GDCarrington.

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 06-22-2012, 08:27 AM
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  • Songwind
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  • Burnsville, MN
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Did your razor handle come w/ the cover, or did you add that yourself?

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 06-22-2012, 08:32 AM
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I'm a real traditionalist, strongly preferring the ivory colored handles, with just a couple in wood, but I have to admit that the blue does look good.

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 06-22-2012, 09:23 AM
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  • mikeperry
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(06-21-2012, 07:02 PM)GDCarrington Wrote: I recently won a PIF on another forum. A handle maker (Oscar 11) provided me a choice of handles to choose from. I chose his 24 mm diameter, by 16 mm deep, blue swirl handle.

When I ordered the knot, I chose the Super Badger Bulb 24 mm. The total height including the base was 68 mm and the base was 8 mm. I used a quarter to add 2 mm to the base to allow the brush to have a 55 mm effective loft.

Hi

Excellent choice on the handle, the material used is quite stunning Thumbsup

Your chosen loft height looks proportionally correct in relation to handle height, overall you've got yourself there a very nice looking shaving brush...

Take care, Mike

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 06-22-2012, 10:02 AM
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(06-22-2012, 08:27 AM)Songwind Wrote: Did your razor handle come w/ the cover, or did you add that yourself?

The handle is available as a whole razor on e-Bay. I think it is called the Junjie razor. I bought a few razors for those handles.

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 06-22-2012, 11:11 AM
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  • Songwind
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  • Burnsville, MN
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(06-22-2012, 10:02 AM)GDCarrington Wrote: The handle is available as a whole razor on e-Bay. I think it is called the Junjie razor. I bought a few razors for those handles.

Ah, thanks.

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 06-22-2012, 12:54 PM
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Holy smokes, Gary, that handle is a beautiful colour!

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 06-22-2012, 01:16 PM
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  • oscar11
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Thanks for the compliments on the handle. I enjoy making a few and PIFing them along or gifting them. Here are some more pics.
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I have more but....that's enough. I've been playing around with some wooden brushes but they're still in the works. I'll have some complete this weekend.

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 06-22-2012, 01:55 PM
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  • gijames
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(06-22-2012, 01:16 PM)oscar11 Wrote: Thanks for the compliments on the handle. I enjoy making a few and PIFing them along or gifting them. Here are some more pics.
I have more but....that's enough. I've been playing around with some wooden brushes but they're still in the works. I'll have some complete this weekend.

Great Work! thanks for sharing the pics... but uh
Dodgy where are the BURNT ORANGE swirled handles! Tongue

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 06-22-2012, 02:09 PM
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Oscar those are awesome I really like the lighter blue and the green. Very nice work.

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 06-22-2012, 02:35 PM
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  • Songwind
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  • Burnsville, MN
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Nice looking work, Oscar!

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 06-22-2012, 03:09 PM
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Gary, You have a great brush there.

Some good looking handles especially what looks like burled walnut.

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 06-22-2012, 03:52 PM
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Now gents, I had Oscar 11 join the forum to pull back the curtain a bit and show you what else was going on.

Be sure to get some towels to wipe up the drool! Biggrin

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