11-14-2012, 12:21 PM
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It may be not a good idea to just through your favorite shaving brush into a travel bag. Here is a storage idea. You may want to squeeze the loft and put it into the container first to avoid any damage while pulling the brush out of the container.

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 11-14-2012, 12:23 PM
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  • beartrap
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For a second there I imagined this brush touching my face after the chili powder Firedevil
Good idea though!

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 11-14-2012, 12:27 PM
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Craziness, maybe I should start selling boxes as a one off item. Tongue

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 11-14-2012, 12:59 PM
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I have the taller box in the image below. I usually just wrap the brush with a paper towel to keep it from banging around.

Square tall box from Container Store

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 11-14-2012, 02:18 PM
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(11-14-2012, 12:27 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Craziness, maybe I should start selling boxes as a one off item. Tongue
Why not call the spice company and ask where they get the containers? Smile

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 11-14-2012, 02:35 PM
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(11-14-2012, 02:18 PM)HUF Wrote:
(11-14-2012, 12:27 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Craziness, maybe I should start selling boxes as a one off item. Tongue
Why not call the spice company and ask where they get the containers? Smile

Because of minimum order quantities.

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 11-14-2012, 02:41 PM
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Yup. But prescription bottles are completely smooth inside, that is, without an inner lip to catch the outer bristles. They come in many sizes.

I got rid of my big Rx pill bottles when I got some small travel brushes, but they were definitely big enough for the brushes pictured there. Just visit your vet or a friendly pharmacist, emphasis on the friendly. Normally pharmacists are so busy today they don't want to be bothered dealing with this stuff.

Be sure they're dry before putting them in a container! Synthetics should be able to tolerate the "use and put away wet" routine, but I doubt natural bristles will for long.

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 11-14-2012, 03:09 PM
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I am really cheap. I just put it in a paper towel tube cut to size and crimped at one end.

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 11-14-2012, 04:12 PM
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I use to use an old toilet paper roll and put it in a baggie.

Since the brush does not stay in the baggie too long I do not have to worry about it wrecking the brush.

And my wife just bought me a traveling brush.

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 11-14-2012, 07:13 PM
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+1 on the pill vials. They work like a charm.

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 11-14-2012, 09:57 PM
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Actually someone posted no too long ago about an extended camping trip they took cross country and the badger brushes didn't last long at all by putting them away wet. Maybe someone can find the post. Of course hanging a brush from a lanyard from the rear view mirror until it dries would work.

Here's a tiny pill vial and 2 brushes designed for travel.

The larger of the 2 brushes is an Omega 600 silvertip, the smaller is a Simpson Wee Scot.

The Omega fits the vial like it was made for it, obviously the Wee Scot will have room to spare.

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 11-16-2012, 12:37 PM
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That's an awesome idea !

Unless, the container was garlic powder or something....

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 11-16-2012, 12:56 PM
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(11-16-2012, 12:37 PM)MikekiM Wrote: That's an awesome idea !

Unless, the container was garlic powder or something....
Thank you. Biggrin By the way, you can also squeeze a three piece DE razor and blades into the same container without damaging a smaller brush.

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 11-16-2012, 01:38 PM
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I tried a pill vial and while it was the perfect diameter it was too short. I've haven't seen one of those extra tall ones.

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 11-16-2012, 02:10 PM
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I just store the brush in the box it came in. If I'm travelling a long distance, I don't shave on the day of travelling so that the brush has had a day to dry. Although I have never used one myself, a toilet roll centre has been suggested on many occasions.

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 11-17-2012, 10:34 AM
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i have tried this myself, but i prefer the pill vials.

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 04-26-2015, 07:28 AM
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Another travel tube option. As I was discarding a deodorant container my son asked to see how used up it was. When I removed the cap the plunger was stuck in the cap, while removing it the light bulb flickered. Credit to my young man for his curiosity. For reference the brush is the Muhle STF V2 19mm. The bottom is open to air. Of course not all brushes will fit.
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 04-26-2015, 08:45 AM
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I use this one from Mühle
Even accommodate the Edwin Jagger STF 25 mm XL
   

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 04-26-2015, 10:46 AM
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Claus, I have one of those and it works like a charm. Sisi

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 04-28-2015, 04:05 PM
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I have a Omega boar travel brush. I travel a lot for work and it hadn't dried by the time I had to pack up so I left it open in my car. I live in Northern Canada so when I got back to my car it had frozen solid and I had to wait for it to thaw before I could use it again.

I've since switched to a synthetic travel brush Smile

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