01-14-2019, 03:38 PM
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  • BSWoodturning
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Happy New Year, Gentlemen.

Here are two of the four Blondes (Morris & Forndran Blonde Badgers that is, plus a 2XL Finest Ebonite) now available for your consideration in The ReadyMade Collection.  You can see them all here.

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Thank you for your time!

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 01-14-2019, 03:51 PM
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  • Puma
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Man that porcelain is a ten. Beautiful handle and the trademark Lee flattened bulb.

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 01-14-2019, 04:19 PM
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Beautiful brushes!

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 01-14-2019, 04:42 PM
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SBAD enabled something fierce

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 01-14-2019, 08:09 PM
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Bought the Blonde Butterscotch Chalice.

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 01-15-2019, 02:38 AM
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(01-14-2019, 08:09 PM)koolkankat Wrote: Bought the Blonde Butterscotch Chalice.

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Lovely handle.

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 01-15-2019, 02:40 AM
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(01-14-2019, 04:42 PM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: SBAD enabled something fierce

Signs011  Or intensified.

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 01-15-2019, 07:18 AM
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Love these brushes!

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 01-15-2019, 10:05 AM
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Is that last one ebonite??

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 01-15-2019, 10:31 AM
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(01-15-2019, 10:05 AM)Preacher Wrote: Is that last one ebonite??

Yes, sir.

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 01-15-2019, 12:00 PM
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(01-15-2019, 10:31 AM)Puma Wrote:
(01-15-2019, 10:05 AM)Preacher Wrote: Is that last one ebonite??

Yes, sir.

I gotta tell you, that love those ebonite handles.

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 01-15-2019, 03:36 PM
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(01-15-2019, 12:00 PM)Preacher Wrote:
(01-15-2019, 10:31 AM)Puma Wrote:
(01-15-2019, 10:05 AM)Preacher Wrote: Is that last one ebonite??

Yes, sir.

I gotta tell you, that love those ebonite handles.

Yes, the last brush is a 2XL in what we call Black Marble Ebonite. Although we're comparative newcomers to the creation of Ebonite brushes, Nancy and I have been delighted by how well our brushes have been accepted.  

Ebonite is, as has been discussed at length elsewhere, one of the more challenging materials to work with (although, for my money, lucite heads that list!)  Since we turn all our handles on a manually-controlled wood lathe, a fair portion of the literature published by the manufacturer doesn't apply.  So we had to go back and figure things out on our own before we were able to obtain the results we wanted.  Interestingly, once Ebonite's idiosyncrasies were mastered, we found it turns fairly easily; but sanding and polishing ("finishing-off") must still be done with extreme care.  (The darn of it is that you can get all the way down to the final polishing step only to discover a hidden flaw that necessitates taking the piece all the way back to first or second sanding step.)  Put another way, it takes less time to create a three-piece handle like the 2 and 3XL Bi-Colours, Knights, et al. than it does to create the same pattern in Ebonite.  All that being said:  we think the results are worth it--and hope you do too.

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 01-15-2019, 03:44 PM
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(01-15-2019, 03:36 PM)BSWoodturning Wrote:
(01-15-2019, 12:00 PM)Preacher Wrote:
(01-15-2019, 10:31 AM)Puma Wrote: Yes, sir.

I gotta tell you, that love those ebonite handles.

Yes, the last brush is a 2XL in what we call Black Marble Ebonite. Although we're comparative newcomers to the creation of Ebonite brushes, Nancy and I have been delighted by how well our brushes have been accepted.  

Ebonite is, as has been discussed at length elsewhere, one of the more challenging materials to work with (although, for my money, lucite heads that list!)  Since we turn all our handles on a manually-controlled wood lathe, a fair portion of the literature published by the manufacturer doesn't apply.  So we had to go back and figure things out on our own before we were able to obtain the results we wanted.  Interestingly, once Ebonite's idiosyncrasies were mastered, we found it turns fairly easily; but sanding and polishing ("finishing-off") must still be done with extreme care.  (The darn of it is that you can get all the way down to the final polishing step only to discover a hidden flaw that necessitates taking the piece all the way back to first or second sanding step.)  Put another way, it takes less time to create a three-piece handle like the 2 and 3XL Bi-Colours, Knights, et al. than it does to create the same pattern in Ebonite.  All that being said:  we think the results are worth it--and hope you do too.

Hey Brad. All I can say is Nachtgras ebonite is a thing of beauty once you are done with it. Look at the reflection of my blanket in the bottom of the handle. Nothing wrong with the polish job there. And on a side note, thanks for offering a sweet 3 band super.

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 01-15-2019, 03:50 PM
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(01-15-2019, 03:44 PM)Puma Wrote:
(01-15-2019, 03:36 PM)BSWoodturning Wrote:
(01-15-2019, 12:00 PM)Preacher Wrote: I gotta tell you, that love those ebonite handles.

Yes, the last brush is a 2XL in what we call Black Marble Ebonite. Although we're comparative newcomers to the creation of Ebonite brushes, Nancy and I have been delighted by how well our brushes have been accepted.  

Ebonite is, as has been discussed at length elsewhere, one of the more challenging materials to work with (although, for my money, lucite heads that list!)  Since we turn all our handles on a manually-controlled wood lathe, a fair portion of the literature published by the manufacturer doesn't apply.  So we had to go back and figure things out on our own before we were able to obtain the results we wanted.  Interestingly, once Ebonite's idiosyncrasies were mastered, we found it turns fairly easily; but sanding and polishing ("finishing-off") must still be done with extreme care.  (The darn of it is that you can get all the way down to the final polishing step only to discover a hidden flaw that necessitates taking the piece all the way back to first or second sanding step.)  Put another way, it takes less time to create a three-piece handle like the 2 and 3XL Bi-Colours, Knights, et al. than it does to create the same pattern in Ebonite.  All that being said:  we think the results are worth it--and hope you do too.

Hey Brad. All I can say is Nachtgras ebonite is a thing of beauty once you are done with it. Look at the reflection of my blanket in the bottom of the handle. Nothing wrong with the polish job there. And on a side note, thanks for offering a sweet 3 band super.

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Ha-ha!  You got one of the early ones.  In fact the only two-piece made to date.

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 01-16-2019, 11:07 AM
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Beautiful. It didn't take long for that Butterscotch Chalice to be sold out... Sad

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 01-16-2019, 02:18 PM
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(01-16-2019, 11:07 AM)primotenore Wrote: Beautiful. It didn't take long for that Butterscotch Chalice to be sold out... Sad

Glad you like it, Primo.  Yes, it's a very nice brush.  Lee tells me he still has some of the Blonde hair left; so if you have an interest, just let us know.

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 01-18-2019, 03:17 PM
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Two new Ebonite brushes now available in The ReadyMade Collection: a Pug along with a Single-Ring 2XL--both in hand-crafted Black Honey Ebonite. See more here.


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Enjoy!

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 01-21-2019, 12:35 AM
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Received the Blonde Badger in English butterscotch Chalice handle. [Image: 24f83db4763fda5ebff44b350e4ba54b.jpg][Image: 2c9b31a3059ccacd6a96a37fa36cd0ec.jpg]

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 01-23-2019, 02:50 PM
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A different take on the traditional face-lathering brush:  the 30mm Adams.  More about new this brush in The ReadyMade Collection.


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Enjoy!

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 02-02-2019, 08:22 AM
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The Rooney pattern Beehive is now available in your choice of resins--and we just dropped a few into The ReadyMade Collection.)


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Enjoy!

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