01-02-2013, 06:21 PM
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While I was making the apple brush, I made a series of handles to try out the looks of different handles against the various knots. One of the left overs was used to make this custom boar from a brand new Omega with a plastic handle. The knot was removed and so was the cap surrounding the knot to make way into the handle.

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I used this brush for the first time this morning. I have gotten it to break in and it is nice and soft.

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 01-02-2013, 07:20 PM
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Nice Gary!

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 01-02-2013, 07:38 PM
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Well done, Gary. You really took it out in that poor Omega.

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 01-02-2013, 07:39 PM
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(01-02-2013, 07:38 PM)kentclark Wrote: Well done, Gary. You really took it out in that poor Omega.

Thanks. It needed a better place to live! Cool

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 01-02-2013, 07:42 PM
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Great job, Gary! It looks much better in your handle! Enjoy it.

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 01-02-2013, 08:31 PM
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Although this is certainly a fine job, I was disappointed by this post. The RSS feed teaser promised, "One of the left overs was used to make this custom boar from a bra..." Maybe I'm a bad person, but I really wanted to see that.

--Glenn

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 01-02-2013, 09:26 PM
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  • Teiste
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Nice , my friend , very nice : you are going to enjoy a great brush , you will see.

How did you remove the knot from the handle?

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 01-02-2013, 09:29 PM
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  • bullgoose
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Very nice Gary!

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 01-03-2013, 01:50 AM
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Well done! I really like that handle shape - to me, it resembles the Semogue 2000, one of my favourite handle shapes. Cool

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 01-03-2013, 02:49 AM
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(01-02-2013, 08:31 PM)2clfrwrds Wrote: Although this is certainly a fine job, I was disappointed by this post. The RSS feed teaser promised, "One of the left overs was used to make this custom boar from a bra..." Maybe I'm a bad person, but I really wanted to see that.

--Glenn

That truly would make an interesting handle to say the least. Biggrin

(01-02-2013, 09:26 PM)Teiste Wrote: Nice , my friend , very nice : you are going to enjoy a great brush , you will see.

How did you remove the knot from the handle?

Dremel tool and a cutting wheel.

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 01-03-2013, 08:25 AM
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  • oscar11
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Nice Gary. It looks like that Omega handle didn't want to give it up.

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 01-03-2013, 09:59 AM
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  • Attila
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Very impressive Gary. Good work!

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 01-03-2013, 02:52 PM
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(01-03-2013, 09:59 AM)Attila Wrote: Very impressive Gary. Good work!

(01-03-2013, 08:25 AM)oscar11 Wrote: Nice Gary. It looks like that Omega handle didn't want to give it up.

Thanks. That handle gave itself eventually for the greater good! Biggrin

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 01-03-2013, 03:22 PM
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Gary, I just got a 2 band Silvertip from a nice Canadian member, now i feel like a Boar........U got me craving one, i love face lathering and this may do it.

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 01-03-2013, 03:26 PM
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(01-03-2013, 03:22 PM)alex2363 Wrote: Gary, I just got a 2 band Silvertip from a nice Canadian member, now i feel like a Boar........U got me craving one, i love face lathering and this may do it.

Alex. I have only shaved with this one twice and both times in the bowl. I will need to try face lathering to see how my custom handle and the knot react under that scenario.

You may have planned my next shave.

Thanks!

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 01-04-2013, 10:54 AM
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Alex today I went and face lathered with this combination.

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The brush did a great job and was able on one application of the shave stick to my face only accomplish 2 face passes and a full head pass.

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 01-05-2013, 07:28 AM
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Wonderful face lathering today with Vintage Williams.

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 01-06-2013, 06:55 AM
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Face lathered with Palmolive today.

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 01-11-2013, 06:18 PM
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 01-12-2013, 06:50 AM
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  • Western Massachusetts
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Great work! Those Omega knots are wonderful I played around with the ones TGN sells sans-handle. I've put them into vintage handles and they turned out amazingly well. Mine were "blond" and 50mm loft at 22mm knot and came with that plastic bucket you removed. I kept the bucket as I used plastic handles and they looked great with it. In your wooden handle the plastic bucket definitely had to go. Good call. What a beautiful brush you made! I love it. I like these Omega knots so well I am in the process of making two more with 22mm TGN Omega knots and some resin handles. I may put them up on BST for people to try as they make truly great boar brushes. Omega handles often lack heft and general good feel, but the knots are always great. So this is a great solution. Once the knot breaks in you'll be amazed with it and may not want to use other brushes.

Enjoy!

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