Bottle Cap Brush Project

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by GDCarrington, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    For a long time I had a bottle cap from a bottle that had long since served its purpose and was thrown away. I saved the cap because it was better quality than the bottle it came with and I thought it could be used on another bottle in the future. However, I was looking at one of my boar brushes and saw that the handle was the same size as this bottle cap.

    I knew I had a TGN Synthetic knot at my disposal and then one thing led to another. I stained and finished the wood with Minwax® Polycrylic®. After increasing the bore of the cap slightly and filling the inside with epoxy and BBs for ballast, I proceeded to finish the knot with epoxy and the rest is seen in the images below.

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  2. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master

    Very nice repurpose and job, Gary!
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  3. ChrisC1977

    ChrisC1977 Well-Known Member

    Superb job Gary!
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  4. Slipperyjoe

    Slipperyjoe Rusty Metal Tetanus

    A dandy recycle job..looks good!
  5. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Here is the inspiration for the Bottle Cap brush. The Shaving Factory boar brush was one that I really liked because it came in a "broken in" mode right from the first use. I liked the size of the handle and when I saw it ...

  6. Mark1966

    Mark1966 Well-Known Member

    Great job - well done!
  7. Indiexsunrise

    Indiexsunrise Well-Known Member

    Whoa I quite like that.
  8. battle.munky

    battle.munky Has the menthol.munky on his back!

    I wonder if an English Leather cap would work.....

    Ingenious reuse GDC!
  9. alpla444

    alpla444 That's sweet!

    Nice, great idea:cool:
  10. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    hmmm... it might, rabbit. It might.

    I like it!

    (I wasn't gonna do it... but figured, eh? Why not? Gary will appreciate it.)
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  11. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    I confess. I did appreciate it!
  12. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Here is a first lather with current formulation Williams soap. Yes, I mostly use current formulation Williams as a brush break in and testing soap.



    This was a nice moist lather. I applied one test face pass and there was enough for another plus a head lather.

    The handle is nice a balanced and fits well in my hand.

    This will do nicely! :cool:
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  13. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    Very inventive! And it looks great too.
  14. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

  15. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    This does a great job of face lathering. Quick and easy with more than enough for a head shave and two to three face passes with one brush load.
  16. Shawna

    Shawna 1000 Music Tag Bonus Points Awarded!

    Now that is what I call re-purposing! ;)

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