01-14-2020, 10:13 AM
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  • BSWoodturning
  • Co-Owner, Brad Sears ShaveWorks
  • Maryland Eastern Shore
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Gentlemen,

Following up on last night's post, we just added 10 new Morris & Forndran and Brad Sears shaving brushes to The ReadyMade Collection.

Headlining this drop is our new Rosebud shaving brush, hand-turned in Alternative Ivory and Coral resins.  Other brushes include Morris & Forndran Ebonite 2XL's, along with several others. Check them out.  A few examples, starting with Rosebud.


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Enjoy!

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 01-14-2020, 12:41 PM
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  • chazt
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  • Queens, NY
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Sweet shape on the Rosebud ferrule. It really does look like a rosebud!

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 01-14-2020, 01:24 PM
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(01-14-2020, 12:41 PM)chazt Wrote: Sweet shape on the Rosebud ferrule. It really does look like a rosebud!

Thanks, Charlie.  We can thank Lee Sabini for coming up with the name.  (I'd called it something a bit less poetic.)  Name aside, Rosebud posed some interesting aesthetic and technical challenges.  To begin, I wanted to retain the distinct sigmoidal ("S") curve that characterizes the L7--and many other--brushes.  Secondly, I didn't want the ferrule to overpower the handle.  That meant that the ferrule needed to slightly smaller in diameter than the handle to keep the brush from looking top-heavy.  Overcoming those two constraints was no mean feat since we need sufficient ferrule wall thickness at the narrowest point to assure necessary strength/rigidity.  As it stands, I think I've hit the right overall balance with the added bonus that Rosebud turned out to be even more ergonomic than it looked on paper.  It fits my large hands well without cramping; and Nancy says its fits her admittedly small hands.  We'll see how the market responds.

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