09-24-2012, 06:39 PM
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So, here's what I've been working on and asking questions about all over the boards:

A shave brush made of LEGO pieces. Has a 22MM TGN Finest XH knot set at a 52mm loft. Base of brush handle is 40mm x 40mm, and 56mm tall. Entire height is 108mm. Made out of 72 separate lego pieces, welded together using acetone. Used a US Nickel as a spacer, and Loctite Marine Epoxy. I like the bulkier handle, and the weight is a lot better than I thought it would be.

Questions, comments?

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 09-24-2012, 06:41 PM
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  • oscar11
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Very cool, nice job.

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 09-24-2012, 06:43 PM
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  • Triad
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Nice work it looks good!! Matching bowl next?

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 09-24-2012, 06:46 PM
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How does the acetone weld the pieces together? And how did you do it?

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 09-24-2012, 06:49 PM
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  • GMofmiami
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Great looking brush! LEGO's have always been tops in my book...even better when you incorporate wet shaving into them Smile

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 09-24-2012, 06:57 PM
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(09-24-2012, 06:46 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: How does the acetone weld the pieces together? And how did you do it?

LEGOs are made out of ABS plastic. Acetone melts ABS plastic. So you make drop some bits of legos into a small bowl of acetone, let it become a sludge, and you can use a brush to use the sludge as a type of glue. The acetone in the sludge will fuse the ABS in the sludge to the ABS in the lego, turning into one solid piece of ABS.

Pretty nifty trick, right?

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 09-24-2012, 07:04 PM
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You gotta be s****n' me!!! Awesome! I remember spending hours upon hours playing with my Legos. But I usually built spaceships...

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 09-24-2012, 07:06 PM
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Right now the epoxy is still in it's 24 hour cure, but tomorrow I'll show off the bloom with (hopefully) a little bit better lighting. There were a few problems with it, but considering it's the first one I made, I expected a few issues with the plastic welding. But I'm still pretty happy with how this bad boy came out.

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 09-24-2012, 07:13 PM
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  • Teiste
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Man , sometimes I simply don't know what to say...Enjoy it !

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 09-24-2012, 07:45 PM
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  • bullgoose
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very creative! I like it. Biggrin

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 09-24-2012, 08:01 PM
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(09-24-2012, 06:57 PM)Quixotica Wrote:
(09-24-2012, 06:46 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: How does the acetone weld the pieces together? And how did you do it?

LEGOs are made out of ABS plastic. Acetone melts ABS plastic. So you make drop some bits of legos into a small bowl of acetone, let it become a sludge, and you can use a brush to use the sludge as a type of glue. The acetone in the sludge will fuse the ABS in the sludge to the ABS in the lego, turning into one solid piece of ABS.

Pretty nifty trick, right?

A47

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 09-24-2012, 08:06 PM
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  • beartrap
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Biggrin Cool
Let's make a razor next!

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 09-24-2012, 08:08 PM
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Awesome! What's next, a Lego razor stand?

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 09-24-2012, 08:40 PM
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That's right, no words to express it!!!!

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 09-24-2012, 09:06 PM
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Freakin' great! I actually have been thinking about do that as well...you beat me too it..well done.

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 09-24-2012, 09:15 PM
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  • Johnny
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Outstanding. Now, here is your next challenge. Make a brush out of Lincoln Logs and a razor/brush stand from an Erector Set.Smile

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 09-24-2012, 09:16 PM
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certainly interesting and creative!

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 09-25-2012, 02:44 AM
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  • steve g
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Very creative job on this brush. It's nice to see someone thinking out of the box.

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 09-25-2012, 03:15 AM
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That's pretty sweet, nice work! Biggrin

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 09-25-2012, 04:04 AM
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Very Nice! The handle combinations one could make!

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