10-23-2015, 05:42 PM
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Is there a stand available for the Simpson's Chubby 2? I just got the gorgeous badger and would like to hang it upside-down. It's really dense, and seems to take 2 days to completely dry.

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 10-23-2015, 07:14 PM
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Consider not using a stand at all.  Stands are unecessary for drying a brush.

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 10-23-2015, 09:23 PM
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(10-23-2015, 07:14 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Consider not using a stand at all.  Stands are unecessary for drying a brush.

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 10-23-2015, 10:50 PM
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  • refles
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I don't use one for the Chubby 2 and 2XL sized brushes I own, but believe Jarrod over at the SuperiorShave carries the stand sizes your looking for, they're all larger than the normal sized stands, more solid I remember seeing as well., remember that your selection is limited given the knot or handle your trying to hang.


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 10-24-2015, 01:09 AM
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Agreement with not needing to use a stand. I believe you will find that the dense Chubby 2 will take the same time to dry, irrespective of how it rests.

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 10-24-2015, 04:53 AM
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  • Rufus
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A stand isn't necessary for proper drying.  I do, however, have a shiny chrome stand for my razor and brush, but it is for aesthetic purposes only to display my razor and brush on the bathroom counter.

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 10-24-2015, 05:28 AM
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Well, if I don't really need one, then I won't bother.  I was a bit concerned about the water pooling at the bottom of the bristles and perhaps dissolving the glue, but if I shake it well, and use a towel lightly, I guess that shouldn't be a problem.

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 10-24-2015, 05:37 AM
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Simpsons recomendation is to not use a stand with their brushes.

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 10-24-2015, 05:52 AM
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(10-24-2015, 05:28 AM)David Wrote: Well, if I don't really need one, then I won't bother.  I was a bit concerned about the water pooling at the bottom of the bristles and perhaps dissolving the glue, but if I shake it well, and use a towel lightly, I guess that shouldn't be a problem.

If you contact Mark Waterson at Simpson he'll confirm that a stand is neither recommended nor necessary for the proper care and drying of a shaving brush.  It's all to do with capillary action inherent in the hairs of the brush which draws the water out regardless of the position of the brush.

I should add that for proper drying, in addition to shaking and towelling the brush, you should not put it away in a confined space or a box until it is completely dry.  In other words, put it in a spot where the air can circulate, which is not in direct sunlight; I leave my on the bathroom counter after all showering, etc. is done.

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 10-24-2015, 11:17 AM
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(10-24-2015, 05:52 AM)Rufus Wrote:
(10-24-2015, 05:28 AM)David Wrote: Well, if I don't really need one, then I won't bother.  I was a bit concerned about the water pooling at the bottom of the bristles and perhaps dissolving the glue, but if I shake it well, and use a towel lightly, I guess that shouldn't be a problem.

If you contact Mark Waterson at Simpson he'll confirm that a stand is neither recommended nor necessary for the proper care and drying of a shaving brush.  It's all to do with capillary action inherent in the hairs of the brush which draws the water out regardless of the position of the brush.

I should add that for proper drying, in addition to shaking and towelling the brush, you should not put it away in a confined space or a box until it is completely dry.  In other words, put it in a spot where the air can circulate, which is not in direct sunlight; I leave my on the bathroom counter after all showering, etc. is done.

Agreed. I forget whether Mark or Gary but one said long ago that if they had intended their brushes to dry hanging, they would ship with hooks on the bottom. Shake, towel strop, dry on the counter.

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 10-24-2015, 01:30 PM
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+1 to what everyone else has been saying; no need for a brush stand. Shy

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 10-26-2015, 12:36 AM
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I bought a brush stand for my first silvertip brush. Big mistake. It left a water mark around the brush handle Sad

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