Cocobolo Shaving Brush

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Project by Bill Hall posted 12-08-2008 05:36 PM 2557 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cocobolo shaving brush that I made for my Father’s birthday. I used a silvertip badger brush knot as my Father deserves the best. I turned the handle, sanded to 1200 and finished it with Renaissance Wax. The knot is epoxied into a hole I created with a forstner bit on the lathe.


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#1 posted 12-08-2008 05:50 PM

That’s a great gift idea, and very nicely done! Where do you get the badger brush knot?

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#2 posted 12-08-2008 05:51 PM

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#3 posted 12-08-2008 05:54 PM

very nice.. i wonder how many woodworkers here know what that was used for? your dad raised you right.

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#4 posted 12-08-2008 06:42 PM

That’s nice. Makes me want to lather up and strop up a straight edge.

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#5 posted 12-08-2008 08:39 PM

Beautiful Brush and beautiful pictures!

Don’t know about the leather strap thing, rikkor, had enough of that when I was a kid!

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#6 posted 12-09-2008 12:30 AM

Fantastic. I just started shaving with a double-edged safety razor a few months ago, and I am jealous of that brush as my crappy store-bought one actually just fell apart at the handle due, it seems, to the crappy glue being near hot water. That there is quite a brush you made.

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#7 posted 12-09-2008 07:15 AM

Very nice. Looks like you could start making some to sell.

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#8 posted 12-09-2008 02:49 PM

Very cool project. I’m sure your father will love it. Thanks for sharing, Bill.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#9 posted 08-14-2017 11:12 PM

Very, very good….

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