05-25-2017, 12:18 PM
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A few weeks ago, I contacted Bob Quinn at Elite Razors and asked him if I could get him to make me a custom wood carved Rubberset 400 replica. He got back to me right away and told me that I had just given him a new challenge and that he would start working on it immediately. He just happens to live in the suburbs of Atlanta and I live in the city. He was able to do a beautiful brush as close to the pics as possible without the indents on the handle. I of course got the first one and it is beautiful!! He said that it would be difficult to do the handle the same way as a Rubberset but he will try to adjust his lathe when he has more time. Here are some pics of the brush that he is shipping me at different angles. The knot is a 26mm Manchurian fan shape. Can't WAIT to get this one!! Thanks Bob!![Image: fa422cad4cc9da8faeaf5a3fb09b9812.jpg][Image: 57b69b5f961fedbd5b4f3f824a109035.jpg][Image: e2d67f8c0d992cabd02393774e3e813d.jpg]


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 05-25-2017, 12:33 PM
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Bob is great and although I've never purchased a custom from him (but I'm sure that day will come), the brushes I do have are at the top of my list of favorites.  His Manchurian White 2-bands knots in particular are fantastic.  Congrats!

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 05-25-2017, 12:35 PM
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Beautiful handle and with Bob's knot what a great way to start the day.

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 05-25-2017, 12:51 PM
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I was wondering how the heck that one disappeared so quickly after he posted it!

As soon as I saw it I poked around the website trying to get it.

Looks great! Very glad you guys went down that road. 

I have to keep an eye out for another one.

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 05-25-2017, 01:14 PM
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Love Bob's art. He uses materials of great natural beauty and crafts them to display that beauty to best advantage.

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 05-25-2017, 01:30 PM
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(05-25-2017, 12:51 PM)bakerbarber Wrote: I was wondering how the heck that one disappeared so quickly after he posted it!

As soon as I saw it I poked around the website trying to get it.

Looks great! Very glad you guys went down that road. 

I have to keep an eye out for another one.


Yeah, he gave me first dibs on that one. I saw it and told him, "What's not to like about it, send me an invoice NOW!!"


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 05-25-2017, 04:37 PM
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Gallery grade. Drool!!!!!!!

Bob's ode to Rubberset works perfectly with the stunning grain.

Enjoy Smile

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 05-25-2017, 05:02 PM
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It's a beauty, and you did well picking one of Bob's knots.

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 05-31-2017, 06:24 AM
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Unboxing and unwrapping this beautiful work of art. I'll soak the bristles tonight and use it for the first time Friday.
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 05-31-2017, 07:18 AM
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Beautiful.  Looks even nicer than in the first set of pictures.

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 05-31-2017, 07:26 AM
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(05-31-2017, 07:18 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Beautiful.  Looks even nicer than in the first set of pictures.


Yes it does! Love it!


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 05-31-2017, 07:59 AM
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Very nice!  Looking forward to your impressions of that (IMHO) outstanding knot.

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 05-31-2017, 08:20 AM
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Enjoy!

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 05-31-2017, 08:35 AM
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Very nice ..
Enjoy!

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 05-31-2017, 10:27 AM
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(05-31-2017, 07:18 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Beautiful.  Looks even nicer than in the first set of pictures.


True that.


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 05-31-2017, 02:05 PM
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Soaked and washed which created a beautiful bloom.
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 05-31-2017, 02:07 PM
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The backbone is outstanding and I can tell the bristles are super soft even before it completely dries.


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 05-31-2017, 02:32 PM
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Your brush is beautiful and with Bob's knot which are superb, consistently superb you have one of the best shaving brushes in the world. Enjoy.

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 05-31-2017, 02:39 PM
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What is the loft?

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 05-31-2017, 02:50 PM
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50mm I think.


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