30 Day Crew LE Brush

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by jtspartan, May 18, 2017.

  1. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    I thought the Brush forum would be the appropriate place to post pictures of the making of the 30 DC Limited Edition brush. For those of you who don't follow the 30 Day Rule/Focus monthly thread, this was a fun project designed to make an LE brush open to any folks who consider themselves part of the '30 DC'. The handles are mostly from the same board of figured maple, with a few of the handles made from Cypress. There was then a group order of APShave Co knots -tuxedo and cashmere- as well as some deciding to put in their own knots.

    A few guys asked for pictures of the process, so here goes:

    From rough stock- top is Cypress, 2nd is Maple:


    The rough work was done between a dead centre and a live centre. The rounded cylindar was then moved to a jawed Chuck for a more secure and precise hold:
    A gouge and a few scrapers are used to form the shape:


    The hole is then hollowed out. I don't use a drill, as it burns this hardwood (and Bit!) easily:
    A parting tool then severs off the brush, afterwards, it is put top first into the chuck to finish the bottom:

    Brushes after turning:

    Bulb is painted:

    Add 3 coats of Marine Urethane with sanding, plus some knots and ta da:
    ...and that's the 30 DC LE Brush.
    Last edited: May 18, 2017
  2. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    Beautiful work Jason!
    The step by step photos & finished pieces make me want to own a lathe.

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  3. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

  4. Linuxguile

    Linuxguile dating an unusual aristocrat

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    Amazing work, Jason!
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  5. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

    Just like that! Excellent work, looking sweet!
  6. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    Outstanding Jason!!!!
  7. Screwtape

    Screwtape A Shaving Butterfly

    Thanks for showing us the process, Jason. It's beautiful work.
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  8. Drygulch

    Drygulch Snowballs

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    Awesome! I'm still trying to decide if I want a big boar or an Envy White knot in mine.
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  9. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

    Jason, you and Jim are definitely craftsmen. That is some awesome work right there!
  10. BaylorGator

    BaylorGator MISTER Fancypants

    Love it! Very cool!
  11. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    That right there is more fun then a bucket full of rubber toad frogs. You're Awesome Sir!
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  12. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

    Man Fuzzy, auto correct got you good. 'bucket' & toed' :)
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  13. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    Trying to get a quick post in between rounds lol. This android tablet does not have spell check. This redneck needs it....or a secretary.
  14. Zykris

    Zykris Well-Known Member

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  15. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Just stunning Jason. I am hard at work breaking in an Omega Boar for transplanting.
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  16. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    It's a nasty job but someone has to do it!
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  17. cmorris357

    cmorris357 catching flies.........

    Looking good, however I see I'm going to have to be more specific when I pray to win the lottery.
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  18. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

    On a side note.....I love your Ben Franklin quote in the sig line.
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  19. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

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  20. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

    Wish granted!:happy097:

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