11-22-2017, 01:20 PM
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  • NJDJ
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  • New Jersey
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I wanted to share a little story about my newest brush with everyone at the Nook. It turns out that I live fairly close to Rudy Vey, the brush maker. Anyway, I contacted Rudy and ask him if I might visit his Workshop. He was very nice and invited me down. He answered my many questions and it was great seeing how Rudy puts things together. Well, today I went back to Rudy's workshop and he put together a new brush for me. He did it right there while I waited. It was very cool getting to see things come together and have the knot set and everything right in front of me. This will always be a brush I treasure. Thank you Rudy! Here she is:
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 11-22-2017, 02:43 PM
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  • chazt
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  • Queens, NY
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That's really pretty. Possibly the nicest lemon drop colored handle I've seen. It must have been a real fun experience seeing a master at work, making Your brush. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your shaves!

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 11-22-2017, 02:58 PM
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What a great experience.  Beautiful brush...I wish I lived close enough to visit Rudy...

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 11-22-2017, 03:02 PM
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That is AWESOME , congrats on a beautiful brush and an unforgettable experience meeting Rudy and watching him put your brush together

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 11-22-2017, 03:02 PM
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Very nice story and brush.

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 11-22-2017, 03:26 PM
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He's the men.

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 11-22-2017, 03:31 PM
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Beautiful brush and great pictures of Rudy at work.

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 11-22-2017, 03:37 PM
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That’s fantastic that you were able to be there during the process. I’m sure it’ll make a great brush even more treasured for many years to come.

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 11-22-2017, 05:18 PM
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Great looking brush & even better story! Congratulations on an overall great experience.

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 11-22-2017, 05:34 PM
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  • Gabe
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Very cool experience

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 11-22-2017, 05:41 PM
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Very cool!

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 11-22-2017, 05:54 PM
#12
  • JRRIII
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Great story to go along with a gorgeous brush; thanks for sharing  Cheers

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 11-22-2017, 08:50 PM
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Looks lovely, and I'm sure it will lather great too Smile

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 11-22-2017, 09:16 PM
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Fantastic, thanks for sharing! Thumbup

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 11-23-2017, 04:45 AM
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Nothing better than a Rudy Vey Beehive.  Enjoy!

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 11-23-2017, 07:18 AM
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  • Journeyman
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+1 Rudy makes the best beehives.

Congratulations on your beautiful brush and getting to see it made!

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 11-23-2017, 12:29 PM
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  • Lando
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Rudy is the original.  His turnaround time is amazing

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 11-24-2017, 03:07 PM
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That's awesome Dean! Rudy is a great guy.. Just another reason for everyone to love the great state of New Jersey Smile

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 11-29-2017, 10:40 AM
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The knot is a Shavemac two-band silvertip.

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 12-08-2017, 08:49 PM
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Very cool.  I appreciate great craftsmanship.  I've made all my own brushes and a couple for friends too.  It's a very satisfying hobby.  Maybe some day if I get as good as Rudy...

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