Brushmakers Thread - Calling all Turners

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

  1. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Wow, how big is that? Does your lathe turn outward as well?
     
    Hembree, RyX, 9nein9 and 1 other person like this.
  2. Tanuki

    Tanuki Well-Known Member

    11 1/4” tall, 7 1/4” base diameter. Not sure of your question on the lathe turning outward. The head on my lathe can swivel 180 degrees, for bowl and plate work, I suppose. I haven’t ever used it in that position. It is not reversible.

    I turned this piece between centers, base/bottom on the drive side. My “blank” was to big for my saw, very irregular, very out of balance and neither flat nor square on either end. The bark came off like shrapnel. I dressed the base/bottom close to flat and used a couple scrapers, a bowl gouge, and a little skew chisel work to flatten and dish out the top. At the finish I had spigots about an inch long at each end. Lots of sanding, this deodar is both coarse and a little soft.
     
    Hembree, RyX, brit and 2 others like this.
  3. kjbarth

    kjbarth Well-Known Member

    Really neat!


    - Ken
     
    Hembree, RyX, 9nein9 and 2 others like this.
  4. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Well, regardless of how you got there, it still looks really nice, Patrick.
     
    Hembree, 9nein9, brit and 1 other person like this.
  5. RyX

    RyX DoH!

    Moderator
    There was a guy who talked about trees & happy accidents. There are no mistakes. Nice way to repurpose the piece!
     
    Hembree, 9nein9 and brit like this.
  6. kjbarth

    kjbarth Well-Known Member

    Nice job!


    - Ken
     
    Hembree, 9nein9 and brit like this.
  7. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool Patrick..
     
    Hembree and 9nein9 like this.
  8. Tanuki

    Tanuki Well-Known Member

    A) looks great!
    B) Thanks for the counterweight/flip idea. I have a decent looking ‘canceled’ handle that will get that treatment tomorrow.
     
    Hembree, RyX, 9nein9 and 2 others like this.
  9. Tanuki

    Tanuki Well-Known Member

    I wanted a longer brush handle, so I based this profile on old time chisel and screwdriver handles. Turning it on the I-X collet I could stop the lathe and test the fit to my hand until it was just right.

    Woodpile cherry blank, ‘walnut’ danish oil finish to match with the horsehair knot.
    F059BC65-ABEB-4D38-B6F0-41B6676C28EC.jpeg
     
  10. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

    Article Team
    It's just a kit razor. You can get the same thing in a three piece razor design. The parts are not very expensive.
     
    Hembree, brit, 9nein9 and 1 other person like this.
  11. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

    Article Team
    Yes. Sometimes it comes with squared off pre-bored wood blanks too.
     
  12. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    You can get them from a few different places in Canada I’ve seen, Patrick. Various levels of quality as well. Lee Valley had the kits, but am not sure they still do. You will probably need a specialized mandrel and bushing set, similar to one for turning pens.
    William Wood Write is another Canadian website that sells lots of turning kits and blanks. They might have them too.
     
    Hembree, kjbarth, 9nein9 and 2 others like this.
  13. brit

    brit in a box

    Jason's brush with an omega 10098 boar knot i fitted this afternoon.stunning brush sir and thank you.. 20191102_141818.jpg
     
  14. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Great choice on the boar, Gary!
     
    Hembree, RyX, 9nein9 and 2 others like this.
  15. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you Jason.it set perfect depth.same as in the original handle..very happy.test drive in the morning..:)..
     
    Hembree, 9nein9 and kjbarth like this.
  16. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    Currently working on these three. I will definitely have to check out every page of this thread when I get some time.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Very cool! Some unique designs for sure. Looks like a few different chucks/holding techniques as well. We'd love to hear about your processes.
     
    9nein9, kjbarth, brit and 1 other person like this.
  18. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    I start with the blank in a 4 jaw chuck and drill the hole with a forstner bit and Jacob's chuck in the tailstock. I then do some rough shaping. Next I usually part off and mount on a mandrel. Next I use a live center to support the end and finalize the shape and then clean up the bottom.
    Next I get really irritated try to get a perfect CA finish. This usually leads to sanding to bare wood and starting the finish back from bare wood. CA and I have an on again off again love hate relationship. It's complicated.:rofl:
    I think it's the conditions in my basement. Sometimes the finish gets cloudy which I think is a temperature and humidity issue.
    But when you get it right it's a fantastic finish.
     
    kjbarth, Tanuki, AGHisBBS and 5 others like this.
  19. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    I get it...I’ve only recently started finishing with CA glue. Have won some, have lost some.
     
    kjbarth, 9nein9 and GAW9576 like this.
  20. Tanuki

    Tanuki Well-Known Member

    Three way tie for first place!
     
    RyX, kjbarth, 9nein9 and 1 other person like this.

Share This Page