Brushmakers Forum- calling all Turners

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

  1. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    I have a few sacrificial caps here . Never liked the feel of the thinner design and love your idea . I will have to try a pour with some automotive resin and see what happens. My daughter's boyfriend just received a new tig machine for Christmas so I guess I will be making 2 caps . :) I will tag you when I make them .
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  2. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    Just watched the video. That's really cool. Thanks for sharing.
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  3. Have recently made a few custom shaving bowls and brush and bowl sets for sale. Resin in just about any color with custom engraved wooden lids. Some with Monograms and others with artistic styling.
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  4. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Those are stunning, Tim. Did you use a CNC machine for the lid engraving?
  5. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    Wow. Very cool and classy looking.
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  6. Yes I did. Plan on doing a lot more styling in the future on both handles and bowls. Thanks.
  7. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn


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  8. brit

    brit in a box

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  9. Any interest in this one? Not finished yet and newly carved. Opinions?
    Just occurred to me that I didn't say this was a lid for a bowl.
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2021
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  10. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

    Nice. But I'll never use something similar.
    I don't like to use my brushes on "hard" surfaces.
    I'd prefer the image carved in, and filled with resin.
    Smooth surface is nicer to me.
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  11. Not sure I understand about the brushes. You know this is a lid for a bowl, right?
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  12. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    That looks awesome. How did you get my picture for it though? :rofl:
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  13. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

    No, before you changed the post.
    I thought it's a bowl.
    Picture did not help.
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  14. Sorry for the confusion. I make wooden bowls but nothing on the bottom but smooth ribs.
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  15. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

    Maybe you can have both, a smooth surface and a lid matching carved image.
    With CNC and a little epoxy resin It's easy ... and fun!!
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  16. MrEE

    MrEE Half Naked Shave Stalker

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    I'm expiramenting with silicone molds. Want to be able to make signature inlays. My first attempt seemed to work okay.

    @jtspartan what do you think?

  17. MrEE

    MrEE Half Naked Shave Stalker

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    A little better close-up. Needs more fill and possibly a top coat. Perhaps casting in a pressure pot or heat gun.


    Edit: I keep messing with it looking for perfection. I think it would be awesome with some pigmented fill in the signature. I've done what I can do with the materials I have on hand.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2021
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  18. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Very cool! How easy was it to get out of the mold with the thin silicone bits in the signature?
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  19. MrEE

    MrEE Half Naked Shave Stalker

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    Honestly, it came out easier than I expected. I used LocTite epoxy with some grey mica powder for this first test because I wanted it to set in 20 minutes. As you can see it has a few voids, but it turned out pretty good considering.

    To make the mold, I first printed a form. I could have used the cardboard from a roll of toilet paper and some hot glue, but I have the 3D printer so I'm going to use it.


    I used this silicone from Amazon. It has a very long work time and cures for 12 hours. So, bubbles are less of an issue. The silicone comes out of the form easily. I basically just cut a slot down one side.


    And peel the silicone off.


    As long as the silicone has cured for 12 hours, it's ready to use.
    I sized the original engraving to .975" in diameter so it would easily fit inside a 1" hole drilled with a simple 1" spade bit. I left the piece big enough to cast a larger blank that can be parted off on the lathe. I'm wondering if I should have left the whole thing bigger so it can be trimmed to fit later.

    In the piece pictured previously, I used the heavily pigmented paint I use to fill my aluminum engravings. When filling aluminum engravings I remove the excess with acetone. That process doesn't work well with resin. It would be better to use a thick filler and sand it to a smooth finish.

    I feel like I'm just scratching the surface with this. There's so much more that can be done here.

    Please share any ideas.
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2021
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  20. MrEE

    MrEE Half Naked Shave Stalker

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    Very nice! May I ask what you're using for you CAD/CAM?
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