Been trying my hand at brush making

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by Edward Brice, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Edward Brice

    Edward Brice Active Member

    IMG_1012.JPEG IMG_1055.JPG IMG_1067.JPG IMG_1062.JPG 355454E7-1DD5-4782-AE3C-9C4E1CB8835E.jpeg CB60C91D-3CFB-4B68-AAE7-71BBD0170A11.jpeg I normally just make custom straights but recently have been tinkering with shaving brushes, and I have been loving it! Turning on the lathe is so therapeutic, I could and have spent hours on it!.
    I started off with polyester resin making my own blanks, but found it difficult to turn ( really chippy) and also was shocked how fragile it is, one drop on the floor and it's all over! So have moved on to alumilite which is great it turns well, polishes well, and more importantly does not shatter when it comes into unison with the bathroom floor!.
    My last couple have pine cones cast into them which in loving.
    Cheers gents Ed.
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  2. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    Really nice looking brushes. You did good
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  3. Briscoe

    Briscoe Well-Known Member

    Very nice work!

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  4. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member


    My wife and I recently retired and made a big move - NJ to SC - but as soon as I get my garage sorted out I'm going to fire up my lathe and try a few brush handles.

    I too love turning and I'll definitely check out alumilite.
  5. Zykris

    Zykris Well-Known Member

    Great work!
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  6. urrlord

    urrlord Well-Known Member

    nice stuff.I don't have detail orientation and patience for that type of work.
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  7. PatrickA51

    PatrickA51 Well-Known Member

    You have done some nice looking work there.
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  9. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Beautiful work!
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  10. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    Wow! Extremely nice work!
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  11. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    :shocked003::love055: Awesome work. I look forward to seeing your custom straights too.
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  12. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

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  13. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    I really like the 3rd and the 5th!
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  14. mrchick

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    Nicely done!
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  15. jason koonce

    jason koonce Well-Known Member

    that blue and green is an eye catcher!
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  16. Bobcat

    Bobcat Well-Known Member

    Pretty darn good start!! :D
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