03-08-2018, 05:50 AM
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I usually don't point out when people are wrong on the internet (let's face it, I would be busy 24 hours a day if I did), but sometimes I can't suppress the chuckle and the urge to share.

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-m...ing-brush/

Plus ten for attitude ("...shaving is a luxury not a chore.") and make-do spirit... I think I stick to real knots though; I think even cheap cChinese boar would outperform a paint brush.

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 03-08-2018, 06:45 AM
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To each his own.  Maybe I could make one using my dog's hair... Lightbulb  Couldn't be much worse......except for smell Laughing1

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 03-08-2018, 06:49 AM
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  • ddk13
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Making a shaving brush out of a paint brush just screams "luxury"... Biggrin

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 03-08-2018, 07:18 AM
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 03-08-2018, 07:26 AM
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I would rather just buy an inexpensive Omega boar, or an inexpensive synthetic.

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 03-08-2018, 07:31 AM
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Why would anyone do this? You can buy an inexpensive, quality synthetic for less than the cost of the pipe, paintbrush, and glue. And it has the added benefit of not looking ridiculous.

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 03-08-2018, 10:19 AM
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(03-08-2018, 07:31 AM)Baylorgator Wrote: Why would anyone do this? You can buy an inexpensive, quality synthetic for less than the cost of the pipe, paintbrush, and glue. And it has the added benefit of not looking ridiculous.

Why do people climb mountains?

As I said, lots of points for can do attitude - but I agree that he would been better served by a cheap shaving brush.

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 03-08-2018, 04:08 PM
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Yes, points for ingenuity. But still, silly.

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 03-08-2018, 04:31 PM
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What’s most silly is posting it as a DIY project, like tons of people are googling “pipe paintbrush shaving project”.

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 03-08-2018, 05:24 PM
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Amazing...

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 03-08-2018, 05:52 PM
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Creativity at its finest  Biggrin I think I will stick with what I have.

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 03-08-2018, 06:58 PM
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At least he didn't use a BBQ brush for the bristles.

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 03-08-2018, 07:44 PM
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Mmmmmm.  BBQ brush.  I'm going to make one.

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 03-08-2018, 07:51 PM
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  • chazt
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Biggrin You guys crack me up! Tongue

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 03-08-2018, 07:54 PM
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i am actually curious to know if it would work at all.

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 03-08-2018, 08:50 PM
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For certain values of "work", sure. I can see no reason why it shouldn't be able to whip up lather at least.

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 03-08-2018, 09:53 PM
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I'll pass on the project. I suspect he has far too much time on his hands.

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 03-09-2018, 07:13 AM
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If it's a DIY stuff I can still understand. But if he intends to make and sell such brushes, he is in for a big trouble.. ?.

Can't imagine shaving with that brush even in my dreams....



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 03-09-2018, 10:11 AM
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I just realized that the instructable is eight years old... I don't know where the guy was/is from, but over here even cheap synthetics were hard to find back then.

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 03-13-2018, 04:38 AM
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My dad would have done this. My parents were children of the depression, my mother used to wash out plastic baggies and hang them to dry on clothesline. She suffered from the double whammy of being a child of the depression AND a Scilian. They/we never went on vacation, only went out to eat on a leap year, never anywhere more expensive than Arbys and always came home with my mom' purse full of napkins and little packs of condiments.
And we were doing quite well while my father was in the service.

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