08-18-2012, 02:04 PM
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For a long time I had a bottle cap from a bottle that had long since served its purpose and was thrown away. I saved the cap because it was better quality than the bottle it came with and I thought it could be used on another bottle in the future. However, I was looking at one of my boar brushes and saw that the handle was the same size as this bottle cap.

I knew I had a TGN Synthetic knot at my disposal and then one thing led to another. I stained and finished the wood with Minwax Polycrylic. After increasing the bore of the cap slightly and filling the inside with epoxy and BBs for ballast, I proceeded to finish the knot with epoxy and the rest is seen in the images below.

[Image: BottleCapProject.jpg]

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 08-18-2012, 02:15 PM
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  • beartrap
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Very creative, looks good enough to shave Biggrin

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 08-18-2012, 03:46 PM
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Very nice Gary! Brings a whole new meaning to recycling!

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 08-18-2012, 05:32 PM
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Here is the inspiration for the Bottle Cap brush. The Shaving Factory boar brush was one that I really liked because it came in a "broken in" mode right from the first use. I liked the size of the handle and when I saw it ...


[Image: BottleCapProjectCompare.jpg]

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 08-18-2012, 06:10 PM
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That is a beautiful brush Gary! Very cool idea.
What bottle was that cap from?
Thanks for sharing your creativity! Smile

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 08-18-2012, 08:53 PM
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  • Teiste
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Let me tell you that I like that handle.
Man,I need to try one of those TGN synthetic knots.

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 08-18-2012, 09:11 PM
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Great little brush! Fantastic idea.

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 08-18-2012, 10:58 PM
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  • steve g
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Nice Job, I have a English leather bottle cap that looks similar to yours, I was waiting to finish the bottle to turn the cap into a brush handle.

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 08-19-2012, 12:03 AM
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(08-18-2012, 06:10 PM)Paisley E Wrote: That is a beautiful brush Gary! Very cool idea.
What bottle was that cap from?
Thanks for sharing your creativity! Smile

(08-18-2012, 10:58 PM)steve g Wrote: Nice Job, I have a English leather bottle cap that looks similar to yours, I was waiting to finish the bottle to turn the cap into a brush handle.

This was from a MEM product (similar to EL) that smelled bad so I got rid of the bottle and kept the cap.

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 08-19-2012, 06:50 AM
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  • oscar11
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Nice, let us know how the brush preforms.

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 08-19-2012, 03:14 PM
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Here is a first lather with current formulation Williams soap. Yes, I mostly use current formulation Williams as a brush break in and testing soap.

[Image: LatherandMug.jpg]

[Image: BrushandLather.jpg]

This was a nice moist lather. I applied one test face pass and there was enough for another plus a head lather.

The handle is nice a balanced and fits well in my hand.

This will do nicely! Biggrin

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 08-21-2012, 05:56 PM
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This does a great job of face lathering. Quick and easy with more than enough for a head shave and two to three face passes with one brush load.

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 08-21-2012, 09:00 PM
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  • Teiste
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  • Salt Lake City,UT
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Current Williams formulation is the perfect soap to use to break in a shaving brush and get the funk,as well as Arko...
I need to get one of those TGN synthetic knots...

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 08-22-2012, 06:05 PM
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(08-21-2012, 09:00 PM)Teiste Wrote: Current Williams formulation is the perfect soap to use to break in a shaving brush and get the funk,as well as Arko...
I need to get one of those TGN synthetic knots...

If you like FS synthetic ... guess what. This is the same knot.
Yes, you do need one of these knots. Order one from Tony and Vanessa at TGN!

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