07-01-2019, 04:59 PM
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  • BSWoodturning
  • Co-Owner, Brad Sears ShaveWorks
  • Maryland Eastern Shore
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Gentlemen,


Nancy and I have been experimenting with a new (to us, at least) acrylic resin that, unlike most current handle materials, is made here in the USA.  Recently recommended by a long-time patron, we are truly delighted to offer our first two brushes--a 25mm Chalice and a 26mm Style 3--in this material not only because of its marble-like colors and incredible depth of finish but also because it exemplifies the recent return of manufacturing to this country--a trend we are proud to support.  We have high hopes for these brushes and hope you will consider one or both.

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Your comments and questions are most welcome!

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 07-01-2019, 05:11 PM
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Very nice Brad!

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 07-01-2019, 05:14 PM
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Really like the green/blue resin Brad.
Yes, anything (new) made in USA is definitely a positive!

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 07-01-2019, 05:31 PM
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Beautiful... do they come in a 22mm knot?

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 07-01-2019, 07:30 PM
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  • SCOV
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The blue green acrylic resin - be still my credit card.  Luckily for me the brush was not in a Gus handle.

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 07-01-2019, 08:06 PM
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Very nice resin Brad.  It's great that you're contributing to the "made in the USA movement."

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 07-02-2019, 01:44 AM
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  • Puma
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Those look great. Hope they become regular options.

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 07-02-2019, 03:20 AM
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Is the knot also USA made?

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 07-02-2019, 05:12 AM
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  • Garb
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  • Oregon
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I think they're both great looking brushes. I prefer the Chalice as it's the proper height for me. Well done with the resin sourced from USofA

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 07-02-2019, 08:42 AM
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Made in the USA is big.  And that blue green resin is gorgeous.  Nicely done.

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 07-02-2019, 11:44 AM
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  • chazt
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Both handles are beautifully turned and figured. Very nicely priced as well. Impressive all around!

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 07-06-2019, 08:17 AM
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  • BSWoodturning
  • Co-Owner, Brad Sears ShaveWorks
  • Maryland Eastern Shore
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(07-01-2019, 05:31 PM)L.A. Jones Wrote: Beautiful... do they come in a 22mm knot?

A definite possibility in an M&F brush.  Things are still in "start-up mode" as Nancy & I are looking to expand these offerings.  Take a look at our Acrylic Assembly page and feel free to reach out via our Contact form and we'll see what we can for you.

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 07-06-2019, 08:22 AM
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(07-02-2019, 03:20 AM)slantman Wrote: Is the knot also USA made?

I truly wish it was!  The knots are made to our specs in China.  (Making knots of this quality is something I've yet to attempt!)  The resin is U.S.-made--and, of course, the handles are turned and brushes finished by yours truly in our Maryland workshop.  Sorry if we misled anyone.

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 07-06-2019, 08:25 AM
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Following up on our previous Acrylic offering, Nancy suggested we offer the next five production handles "finished but incomplete."  That way you can choose whether you want your brush finished as a BSSW or Morris & Forndran.  See The Acrylic Assembly for more information.


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Best wishes for a good weekend!

Brad, Nancy...and Gus.

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 07-06-2019, 10:38 AM
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  • Puma
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(07-06-2019, 08:25 AM)BSWoodturning Wrote: Following up on our previous Acrylic offering, Nancy suggested we offer the next five production handles "finished but incomplete."  That way you can choose whether you want your brush finished as a BSSW or Morris & Forndran.  See The Acrylic Assembly for more information.



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Best wishes for a good weekend!

Brad, Nancy...and Gus.

Ocean Mist Chalice come to Puma.

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