Shaving Brushes

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Project by Falconwood posted 04-30-2013 10:11 AM 1309 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was needing a new shaving brush and when I seen the price of a decent one in the shops, I nearly died !!
This, although quickly planted a seed in the old grey matter.
Hey, I’m a wood turner and a scotsman….all I need is the brush knots and I can make these better and cheaper…....might even manage to sell a few !!
Found the knots online and I had some ideal sized bits of exotic wood left over from when I cut my tipper blanks (I knew I’d find some use for them!), it turned out a relatively cheap project.
The woods used are L-R: Olive, Beech, Pink Ivory, African Blackwood and Cocobolo.
I thought of using CA glue as a finish but I find that very brittle and I reckon if dropped on a hard bathroom floor the brush would be ruined. So I opted for 5 coats of danish oil (takes a lot more time but I think it’s worth it) and then I buffed them using my Beall buffing system. With minimum care they should last for years. I used 5 min epoxy to glue in the knots.
Also managed to sell 4 of them… my brush cost me nothing really…..result !!
Looks like part my business will be taking a new direction as I think I’ll be making more !!

-- If you can't be good at it !!!!!

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#1 posted 04-30-2013 11:33 AM

Great work Gordon. Another string to your bow. Saving money and making money all in one go! Every Scotsmans dream!

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

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#2 posted 04-30-2013 11:34 AM

Absolutely Garry… can’t keep a good Scotsman down…...haha !!

-- If you can't be good at it !!!!!

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#3 posted 04-30-2013 11:37 AM

These are great. I like the pink ivory, nice brilliant color to shave to. Which one did you keep?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 04-30-2013 11:45 AM

The first one I made for myself was in cocobolo….similar to the one pictured. Might start a collection though !!

-- If you can't be good at it !!!!!

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#5 posted 04-30-2013 12:29 PM

These are all very nice. I’m sure there is a lot more people who collect these than use them so, just like bottle stoppers and mustache cups can be a collector’s item, so can these be. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 04-30-2013 01:22 PM

Thanks, Charles !!

-- If you can't be good at it !!!!!

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#7 posted 05-04-2013 01:41 AM

Great work! I totally sympathize with you on the cost of a good shaving brush these days.

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