09-20-2012, 08:08 AM
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  • oscar11
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This isn't going to be a story of the worlds best brush, quite the opposite. I really enjoy fooling around with brushes and I think "fooling" is an excellent choice of words here. I'm also a big brush fan but beginning to understand there is a reason to have a brush 24mm and under, I just don't know if it's a good reason. The brush pictured has a homemade handle and a 28mm Super Badger knot set at 60mm in the pic. Pic is post bloom. Well, no real surprise, it wasn't what I was looking for, way too mushy, just about zero for backbone. So, adjustment, no good, adjust again, no good. Final setting the loft is at 48mm and I still don't care for it, still too mushy and lacks backbone. It could be used for bowl lathering but I'm a face latherer. Now, it's knotectomy time, similar to a hemorrhoidectomy but much less painful (I know this, I just had the procedure done). I had some dandy, large 2 bands that I PIF'd, it might be time to get another finest knot. Have a good one.
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 09-20-2012, 08:45 AM
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  • Teiste
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Send me that brush my way , my friend!BiggrinBiggrin

Thats a great looking brush and handle,Steve.You are a master making handles.Period.

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 09-20-2012, 08:56 AM
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  • beartrap
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Mushy shmushy Biggrin Looks good to me! If not for shaving, just for the looks!

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 09-20-2012, 08:59 AM
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It does look mushy. I wonder why it blooms so much.

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 09-20-2012, 09:23 AM
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  • MaxP
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Your brush is a reminder to me why I like TGN Finest knots.

And it validates the practice of setting knots in an adhesive other than epoxy. I've been using an outdoor clear glue. A firm twist and pull and I'm ready to try something different.

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 09-20-2012, 10:54 AM
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  • oscar11
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Max, the last adjustment, I glued. I figured this is it, or bust, well it was bust. I must admit that the finest knots are superb. I'm also a a fan of the Grade A's but strictly Golilocks on the rest, too scritchy, too soft, well, you know what I mean, too fussy.

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 09-20-2012, 11:01 AM
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  • Johnny
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That bloom reminds me of a Kent BK12 I use to have. To much for me.

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 09-20-2012, 11:03 AM
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Wow, that is a large brush!

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 09-21-2012, 01:46 PM
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  • steve g
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Looks like an ear to mouth brush to me. Still a very excellent job on the handle.

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 09-21-2012, 02:32 PM
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Steve,

That is why even though I use Silvertip and Super Badger for the smaller knots, I picked the Finest for the 30 mm handle because of that reason. However, it is a good looking brush.

BTW: Get to feeling better!

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 09-21-2012, 06:44 PM
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What does the knot look like from the top?

Chubby 3 is a large knot, people seem to like it.

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