09-20-2015, 03:55 PM
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Good day everyone,

So I have a few brushes in my shave den, which I collect with time. Some of them came with stands while others did not. Now looking at my brushes, they all have different stands and are held at different heights, some are hung at the knot while others are hung from the base of the handle due to using random handles. Anyone have any idea how to get this den in order/uniform? I would hate to buy all new uniform stands. But I have not found a good multiple brush stand. Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated. Even ideas on DIY project... Thanks.


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 09-20-2015, 04:04 PM
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Consider not using stands at all.   They are not necessary for the proper drying and storage of a brush.

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 09-20-2015, 04:17 PM
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(09-20-2015, 04:04 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Consider not using stands at all.   They are not necessary for the proper drying and storage of a brush.

+1 Agreed

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 09-20-2015, 05:34 PM
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(09-20-2015, 04:04 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Consider not using stands at all.   They are not necessary for the proper drying and storage of a brush.

+2 and they look even lovelier right-side up. Thumbsup

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 09-20-2015, 06:44 PM
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I wouldn't use any stands. I only have one which came with my Plisson that I use for it and the others are all without stands. I think they look better too standing on their base and they are easier to grab.

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 09-20-2015, 07:53 PM
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(09-20-2015, 06:44 PM)Hobbyist Wrote: I wouldn't use any stands. I only have one which came with my Plisson that I use for it and the others are all without stands. I think they look better too standing on their base and they are easier to grab.

I agree, I think that brushes look much better just standing upright and there really is no benefit to hanging them upside down.

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 09-21-2015, 09:59 AM
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I completely agree with what everyone has said up to this point.  Brushes dry by capillary attraction; so as long as you shake the excess water out of your brush, there's no possibility of standing water (That's the common argument used in favor of stands.  But that should never happen anyway as long as the brush is properly designed.) 

As to finding a stand that will accommodate all your brushes, the problem you're going to find is that because brushes vary so much in size, finding a stand to hold them all will be an interesting challenge.  In terms of building one yourself, it's certainly do-able, but each cutout needs to be carefully measured so that each will hold the brush reasonably securely, yet still allow you to insert and remove your brushes without damaging them.  (If you have a large number of brushes, you might even need to label the cutouts to the brushes because each one will be different.)  I've made a number of wooden brush stands and each time I finish one, I swear that it will be my last.  They can be that touchy to get right. Dodgy

Bottom line recommendation:  store them on their bases.   Smile

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 09-21-2015, 10:19 AM
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For me stands are not about drying or displaying.... It's about maximizing space. 

Easier to alternate bristles up and down and packing them closer without bending the perimeter hairs....

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 09-21-2015, 03:33 PM
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Sent from my iPad using Tapatalkthis is what I use for my small den

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 09-21-2015, 04:00 PM
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My brushes came with a built in stand  Wink

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