11-21-2012, 03:48 PM
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I would like some input from those who have this scuttle

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 11-21-2012, 04:02 PM
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I had a Doug Smith scuttle, although a different model than the one pictured, which I bought on Etsy. It kept the water and lather warm rather poorly, somewhat less efficiently than my Georgetown G4 and a lot worse than my other scuttles. I sold it fairly quickly, taking a loss but glad to be rid of it.

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 11-21-2012, 07:21 PM
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Alright thanks for the input so you think id be better off with any dirtybird scuttle?

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 11-21-2012, 07:35 PM
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(11-21-2012, 07:21 PM)A28 Wrote: Alright thanks for the input so you think id be better off with any dirtybird scuttle?

Well, it depends on how much money you want to spend. Here is a rough breakdown of scuttle sale prices for the last couple years, which I've tried to keep current.

S $19 forums, $21.50-27 eBay
M 20-25 forums, $32-39 eBay
L 26-38 forums, $34-53 eBay

Dirty Bird
Brush $22-32 forums, $42 retail
1.0 37-47 eBay, $40-48 forums, $55 retail
1.5 30-69 forums, $52-69 eBay
Travel 32 eBay, $42 retail

2-piece $50-55 forums

G4 $25-38 forums
G5 30-50 forums, $43-46 eBay, $56 retail
G20 58 forums, $73 retail

Janson Pottery
$53 Etsy

$45 Etsy

S $50-75 forums, $108 retail
M 50-65 forums, $51-84 eBay, $108 retail
L Slate 50-70 forums, $123 retail

Ogusky Ceramics $85 Etsy

pottersong $52 Etsy

S $89-100 forums, $104 retail
L $86 eBay, $111 retail
XL $43-61 eBay, $90-95 forums, $118 retail

Nathan Small
$68 eBay

Straight Razor Designs
$34-50 forums, $59 retail

Woodhead Studio
M $60 eBay
L 85 eBay

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 11-21-2012, 08:29 PM
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WOW your the best thats some great info outta all of the ones ive scene though I gotta say I really love the look of the dirty bird and Moss scuttles. Oh by the way I may have talked a couple new pottery artists on etsy to start making scuttles. One guys says he should have a batch done in a few weeks.Biggrin itll be interesting

also as well id like to stay on the small side but be able to bowl lather any suggestions?

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 11-28-2012, 03:54 PM
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I have to Say WOW Too!!!

You have to really be into Scuttles.

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 11-28-2012, 04:35 PM
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My two favorites are my DB 1.5 and Moss Scuttle. The DB 1.5 is the best for making lather and keeps the water warmer, longer. The Moss is a little small to build lather in, although it can be done. I use it to rest my lathered brush in to keep it warm.

Here is the bottom line. You will not find one that works better than a Dirty Bird. You might have to wait a little longer for a Dirty Bird, but it is worth it.

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 11-28-2012, 07:58 PM
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Gotta respectfully disagree with Johnny. I ditched a Dirty Bird regular scuttle and a Dirty Bird 1.5 scuttle for Steve Woodhead (England) and Georgetown G4 and G20 scuttles. For me, these scuttles match the Dirty Bird scuttles in functionality and are much more attractive. IMHO the Steve Woodhead and Georgetown scuttles are equal to, and for me, better, than the DBs. They also hold their own in pricing.

Take care,


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