Brushmakers Forum- calling all Turners

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by jtspartan, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

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  2. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Thanks Keith! Hope you enjoy it my friend!
     
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  3. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    I missed this too. Damn that looks goooood Jason!!! Wow!
     
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  4. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

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    Heres that 4 jaw I mentioned earlier. No name on it . Bought at Busy Bee tools in Canada for about 40 bucks .
     
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  5. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

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  6. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Sometimes yes . Just takes longer but if the piece is irregular shaped , this is the answer.
     
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  7. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Ok . So this was another scrap piece of walnut that I decided to try to make a razor handle with. Will complete this tomorrow too once I decide on the thread I'll use for what style head . Will update when complete also.
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  8. brit

    brit in a box

    cool work Patrick nice handles..
     
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  9. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Thanks Gary!
     
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  10. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Very cool and unique, Patrick!
     
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  11. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Thanks Jason! Another piece of wood not wasted . Walnut is expensive as heck these days and trees are scarce .
     
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  12. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    I may need to look into getting o e of those in the future.

    What type of finish will you use on this handle. It looks pretty cool. I like the facets and texture.
     
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  13. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Thanks ! This one will probably get tung oil. Keeps the water at bay .
     
  14. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    I have detailed some of this on this thread already, sorry for the repeat on some of it.
    Awhile back, @brit asked me to make him an Omega 10098 replica in Green, using an ‘98 knot and hopefully saving the metal band from the original handle. No problem. Well, it took me three blanks to finally get it right. The band proved to be too much to get off and keep perfectly round as well. My strap wrench marked it up too much. :angry032:
    The first two blanks had air pockets near the base. One was only short by about an 1/8”. It became the handle in the middle below. Added a Zenith to it. The 2nd blank didn’t work out at all and became the razor stand you see. The 3rd worked out quite well. I think I replicated the ‘98 pretty well. It is quite thin at the top, but so is the original. Makes it a little translucent though, which isn’t a bad thing. The knot is still drying in, I will give it a defunking lather tomorrow and it should start to bloom nicely:
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  15. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    :happy096: Great work!

    BTW have you ever tried a vacuum pump to pull the air bubbles out of blanks as they set? I saw a gentleman do that in a video.

    :)
     
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  16. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    I haven’t tried a vacuum pump yet. To be honest, these were the only two I ever had that issue with and the air pockets were down at the bottom of the blanks. I’ve seen DIY vacuum kits, and may try one.
     
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  17. brit

    brit in a box

    that looks fabulous Jason..awesome..:)
     
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  18. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Hope you like it, my friend.
     
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  19. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome ,thank you..
     
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  20. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    All 3 pieces look fantastic.

    I thought most people used a pressure pot for casting and vacuum for before they do a poor. I was under the impression that unless you have a really long cure time there wasn't enough time to get all the bubbles out with vacuum and that the bubbles coming out ruined the paterns in many blanks by stirring things up to much. Obviously not a problem with solid colors bit detrimental to two tone castings.
     
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