Dads' gifts - Shaving brush

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Project by Jeff posted 05-06-2011 03:27 AM 1513 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a boars hair shaving brush, purchased from woodcraft, made from texas mesquite as well as the bowl. It wasn’t figured as much as I thought but it did turn out okay.

-- - In the end, everything will be okay. If it isn't okay, it isn't the end yet.

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#1 posted 05-06-2011 03:30 AM

Looks great! I’ve been thinking about making one of those for a while now. Do thay acuatlly work okay while preping to shave? It would be one of those rare “projects for me” that I wouldn’t sell.

-- christopheralan

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#2 posted 05-06-2011 04:20 PM

I started using a brush several months ago and I love it. You get the soap from any drug store or I think wal-mart. If you can find cream that comes in a tube(like toothpaste), it is really nice. Go for it!

-- - In the end, everything will be okay. If it isn't okay, it isn't the end yet.

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#3 posted 05-06-2011 04:28 PM

I’ve got a beard now (I live in WV, so it’s requisite) but nothing compares to a boar bristle shave. I actually like the little shaving soap discs mixed with a bit of moisturizer. Your Dad’s sure to prize this gift.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 05-06-2011 11:09 PM


-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#5 posted 05-07-2011 01:43 PM

Nice work!

Boar makes a good, firm brush. The only thing is that they require a bit more breaking in to work well than badger does. Also, a longer soak before the shave will help them hold more moisture for better lather.

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