Brushmakers Thread - Calling all Turners

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

  1. brit

    brit in a box

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  2. MrEE

    MrEE Half Naked Shave Stalker

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  3. Droo78

    Droo78 Well-Known Member

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  4. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

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  5. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    I'm amazed at what talent all you turners have. Props :happy088:
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  6. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    Here are some of my recent works.

    A razor handle for a friend.

    And 2 TIG torch back caps for another friend.
  7. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

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  8. brit

    brit in a box

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  9. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    Thank you Sir. When I get good enough at TIG welding I will make myself a few back caps.
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  10. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    If any wood turners/carvers want to up their game a bit, casting pewter inlay in wood was apparently a thing back in the day.

    Here's a link to a video:

    If anyone does try this, you'll need to either use the copper foil trick shown in the video or use a lot of soldering flux. Also metal + moisture = spatter. Always wear a face shield. You never know.

    Also, vintage pewter is just as easy to melt and use as modern pewter, and can be cheaply found. Well ventilated space, etc., etc.
  11. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    Thanks. You just need a sacrificial back cap for the brass threaded insert. Please tag me if you make one and post it here to be sure I see it.
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  12. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    Just watched the video. That's really cool. Thanks for sharing.
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  13. 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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  14. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

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

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

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

    Enrico Popcorn


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  18. brit

    brit in a box

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  19. 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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  20. 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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