03-12-2019, 09:23 AM
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  • oscar11
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Here's a brush made with a Maggard SHD knot. It's the second one I've made with this knot. My niece absconded with the first one as a gift for her boyfriend. The first was gel tipped, I'm hoping this one is too. I went a bit shorter on the loft for this one. 22mm fan lofted at 44mm, pre bloom.
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 03-12-2019, 09:28 AM
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Oh my god that’s beautiful.


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 03-12-2019, 12:37 PM
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Gorgeous brush.  The handle is very beautiful; did you made it yourself or got it elsewhere.

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 03-12-2019, 01:09 PM
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I make my own handles and buy knots. I just like to fool around with brushes. I didn't need another badger but it's a pretty nice knot and is the smallest brush I now own. Boars are my favorite but I've been playing with some of the newer synthetics. I took the knot out of a Chubby 2 synthetic and relofted it in a new handle plus a SynBad knot and Full Moon and made handles for each.

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 03-12-2019, 03:02 PM
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I also use APShave knots and put them on custom handles.  I like very much SynBad, but also Silk Smoke and Cashmere.  Have quite a few of those already.

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 03-12-2019, 04:27 PM
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That is a stunning brush.

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 03-12-2019, 06:07 PM
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Thank you, I appreciate it. I can't hit a decent handle as much as I'd like to but if you keep turning you get a few now and then. I have a few more floating around in my head but have to wait on an order.

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 03-12-2019, 07:17 PM
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VERY nice handle design! Hopefully it is gel tipped as well.
BTY what’s your experience with synth lofts? Any difference with respect to the ‘usual’ 2-1 ratio recommended for 2band badgers?

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 03-12-2019, 07:33 PM
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That’s a lovely handle. Did you also pour the resin?

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 03-13-2019, 05:51 AM
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Quote:That’s a lovely handle. Did you also pour the resin?

No I don't. Or maybe not yet, I am interested it the process. I use cast acrylic rod, it's really hard stuff. I can only get about 2 brushes before I have to resharpen my turning tools. If I start a 3rd handle before it's done I always wish I would have sharpened my tools. 3 handles are the max. Thanks for the kind words.

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 03-13-2019, 06:03 AM
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(03-13-2019, 05:51 AM)oscar11 Wrote: Lloyd, I have more experience with the older synthetic knots than the new one's so please take this with a grain of salt. For my preferences I enjoy the smaller knots 24mm is about as big as I want to go with synthetics but do have a few larger ones. I have an ''angel hair" I'm still playing with and it's very soft and a Cashmere still in the  works. Generally I've found I want to leave them with as much loft as I can and then adjust if needed and honestly haven't needed to go shorter. The exception might be the two knots mentioned above, we'll see. Remember this is just my opinion. Hope this helps. I like the Full Moon, the new Frank's G4 fiber and the SynBad. The Hawk knot I'm still messing with and the 2 mentioned above. I believe the only way you can get the Frank's G4 is with a handle I don't think they're selling knots only. I'll see if I can find a pic of my Frank's G4. Mine was sold by Polar Shaving, it works great as is and I see no reason to to mess with it so it'll stay in the original handle.
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 03-16-2019, 08:02 PM
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(03-13-2019, 06:03 AM)oscar11 Wrote:
(03-13-2019, 05:51 AM)oscar11 Wrote: Lloyd, I have more experience with the older synthetic knots than the new one's so please take this with a grain of salt. For my preferences I enjoy the smaller knots 24mm is about as big as I want to go with synthetics but do have a few larger ones. I have an ''angel hair" I'm still playing with and it's very soft and a Cashmere still in the  works. Generally I've found I want to leave them with as much loft as I can and then adjust if needed and honestly haven't needed to go shorter. The exception might be the two knots mentioned above, we'll see. Remember this is just my opinion. Hope this helps. I like the Full Moon, the new Frank's G4 fiber and the SynBad. The Hawk knot I'm still messing with and the 2 mentioned above. I believe the only way you can get the Frank's G4 is with a handle I don't think they're selling knots only. I'll see if I can find a pic of my Frank's G4. Mine was sold by Polar Shaving, it works great as is and I see no reason to to mess with it so it'll stay in the original handle.
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Thanks Steve, very interesting. I am not very experienced with synthetic knots but having 1-2 good ones seems essential, particularly for short travels. Good guidance here.

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 03-17-2019, 09:10 AM
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(03-12-2019, 09:23 AM)oscar11 Wrote: Here's a brush made with a Maggard SHD knot. It's the second one I've made with this knot. My niece absconded with the first one as a gift for her boyfriend. The first was gel tipped, I'm hoping this one is too. I went a bit shorter on the loft for this one. 22mm fan lofted at 44mm, pre bloom.
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. Very nice brush

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