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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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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 01-24-2020, 04:58 PM
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  • BSWoodturning
  • Co-Owner, Brad Sears ShaveWorks
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Gentlemen,

We plan to offer several brand new Morris & Forndran brushes--including several new brush designs--over the next few days, all are filled with Lee's hand-tied  Blonde Badger hair.  But for the moment, please meet the "TH," the newest member of our "In the Workshop" series of finely hand-crafted shaving brushes.  Read more...


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 01-24-2020, 05:25 PM
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  • NJDJ
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Nice shape Brad.

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 01-25-2020, 08:38 AM
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  • BSWoodturning
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Good morning Gentlemen,

As promised last evening, we're busily listing new Morris & Forndran "Blondes" this rainy Saturday morning (and maybe a few others as well). Shown here are the new 28mm Beehive and 26mm Bumblebee. Read more.



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Stay tuned as we're still adding more....

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 01-25-2020, 08:41 AM
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  • BSWoodturning
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(01-24-2020, 05:25 PM)NJDJ Wrote: Nice shape Brad.

Thanks!  We had turned another in this pattern in straight Nachtgras several months ago and thought it an ideal candidate for this 3-piece embellishment.

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 01-30-2020, 07:43 AM
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  • BSWoodturning
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Gentlemen,


Introducing the Morris & Forndran Style 1 Bi-Colour shaving brush, the latest iteration of this classic Lee Sabini design. Rendered here in hand-turned Coral resin with an Amber resin belt, this Bi-Colour Style 1 is filled with a 2-band Finest Badger knot hand-tied and -fitted by Mr. Sabini himself. Available now in The ReadyMade Collection.

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Best wishes for a good day!

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 01-30-2020, 03:04 PM
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  • Puma
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(01-30-2020, 07:43 AM)BSWoodturning Wrote: Gentlemen,


Introducing the Morris & Forndran Style 1 Bi-Colour shaving brush, the latest iteration of this classic Lee Sabini design. Rendered here in hand-turned Coral resin with an Amber resin belt, this Bi-Colour Style 1 is filled with a 2-band Finest Badger knot hand-tied and -fitted by Mr. Sabini himself. Available now in The ReadyMade Collection.


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Best wishes for a good day!

THAT is a beautiful brush. My favorite M&F handle.

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 01-30-2020, 03:32 PM
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(01-30-2020, 03:04 PM)Puma Wrote:
(01-30-2020, 07:43 AM)BSWoodturning Wrote: Gentlemen,


Introducing the Morris & Forndran Style 1 Bi-Colour shaving brush, the latest iteration of this classic Lee Sabini design. Rendered here in hand-turned Coral resin with an Amber resin belt, this Bi-Colour Style 1 is filled with a 2-band Finest Badger knot hand-tied and -fitted by Mr. Sabini himself. Available now in The ReadyMade Collection.



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Best wishes for a good day!

THAT is a beautiful brush. My favorite M&F handle.

Glad you like it.  The idea came from a long-time patron who enjoys challenging us to push the envelope.  Biggrin

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 01-30-2020, 07:15 PM
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Those bicolor beehives are incredible!

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 01-31-2020, 02:17 PM
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(01-30-2020, 07:15 PM)Manning Wrote: Those bicolor beehives are incredible!

I'm glad you appreciate them!  We're pretty happy with them ourselves.   Smile

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 01-31-2020, 02:36 PM
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  • Shaun
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Superb-looking brushes, Brad. Deeply impressive. Very.

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 01-31-2020, 03:10 PM
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(01-31-2020, 02:36 PM)Shaun Wrote: Superb-looking brushes, Brad. Deeply impressive. Very.

Thank you, Shaun.  We try.  But we're only half the team:  Lee deserves an incredible amount of credit.

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