06-26-2017, 12:40 PM
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  • Rufus
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(06-23-2017, 05:42 AM)BSWoodturning Wrote:
(06-23-2017, 04:29 AM)Rufus Wrote: Brad, that is an excellent explanation of the thought and skill that goes into designing a brush handle.  My two favourite handle shapes too are the Alibaba and Emillion.  I have an Emillion 1 with a Heritage knot and I'd love to add an Alibaba, but no bigger than 22mm.

I appreciate your kinds words, Bryan.  A 22mm Alibaba in the original style is certainly do-able in most of our resins.  We can take this off-line, if you'd care to discuss details.  The Heritage hair however is something Lee's been trying to get more of, but has had no luck so far.

I've now ordered an original-style Alibaba with a 22 mm knot and handle in Antique Ivory from Brad.

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 06-29-2017, 01:58 PM
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  • blzrfn
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(06-26-2017, 12:40 PM)Rufus Wrote:
(06-23-2017, 05:42 AM)BSWoodturning Wrote:
(06-23-2017, 04:29 AM)Rufus Wrote: Brad, that is an excellent explanation of the thought and skill that goes into designing a brush handle.  My two favourite handle shapes too are the Alibaba and Emillion.  I have an Emillion 1 with a Heritage knot and I'd love to add an Alibaba, but no bigger than 22mm.

I appreciate your kinds words, Bryan.  A 22mm Alibaba in the original style is certainly do-able in most of our resins.  We can take this off-line, if you'd care to discuss details.  The Heritage hair however is something Lee's been trying to get more of, but has had no luck so far.

I've now ordered an original-style Alibaba with a 22 mm knot and handle in Antique Ivory from Brad.

Make sure to update this thread with some pictures when you receive the brush if you can remember.  I'd be interested in seeing how it turns out.

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 07-13-2017, 08:50 AM
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(06-29-2017, 01:58 PM)blzrfn Wrote:
(06-26-2017, 12:40 PM)Rufus Wrote:
(06-23-2017, 05:42 AM)BSWoodturning Wrote: I appreciate your kinds words, Bryan.  A 22mm Alibaba in the original style is certainly do-able in most of our resins.  We can take this off-line, if you'd care to discuss details.  The Heritage hair however is something Lee's been trying to get more of, but has had no luck so far.

I've now ordered an original-style Alibaba with a 22 mm knot and handle in Antique Ivory from Brad.

Make sure to update this thread with some pictures when you receive the brush if you can remember.  I'd be interested in seeing how it turns out.

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Here's the handle Brad just turned for me.  It's in Antique Ivory and it's gorgeous.  Later today it'll be winging its way across the Atlantic to Lee for knoting with 3-band silvertip.

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 08-23-2017, 11:44 AM
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Here's the final product loaded with a Lee Sabini 3-band super (silvertip) knot.  I received the brush yesterday; prepped it last night; and took it for its maiden spin this morning.  What delightful brush in all respects.  It competes easily with my shavemac and Thater 3-bands in terms of build quality, face feel and performance.  It's right in my sweet spot in all respects.  The knot measures 22-23 X 48 and the handle measures 56.  Hats off to Brad and Lee.

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 08-23-2017, 01:59 PM
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Very nice Alibaba! Enjoy!

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 09-11-2017, 10:13 PM
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  • Crag
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Alibaba is the best handle for me. I just love it!

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