Brushmakers Thread - Calling all Turners

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

  1. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    As this thread is for brushes, please start/make future non-brush related posts in their appropriate forums. For example, if there isn't one already, start a 'Handlemakers Thread - Calling all Turners' thread in the General Shaving Talk forum and post razor handle turns there.

    Thanks all!

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    Last edited: Jun 26, 2021
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  2. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    That is very nice. I have made several replacement handles for Schick E/Gs from different woods, and I can appreciate the time and effort it takes for such a little piece. Beautiful, just beautiful.
     
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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    stunning.looks awesome..:cool:
     
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  4. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    Thank you kindly.
     
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  5. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    I always use mineral oil on my wooden bowls. Works great! Good job. :eatdrink047::happy096:
     
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  6. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Haven't tried Walrus oil. I'll check it out. Thanks.
     
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  7. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    Glad to be an inspiration.
     
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  8. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    Just a friendly reminder that this thread is for brushes. Anything else needs to go in a different thread in their appropriate forums such as Special Projects or Show and Tell.

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  9. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    When turn you brush remember to bore deeply enough in the knot receiver that you can make adjustments to the loft height of the knot. Give yourself a minimum of 25mm ..... you can alway add a filler when you set the knot.

    ;)
     
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  10. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I usually use pennies (namely the year I'm building to brush); it far cheaper and won't make it top heavy.

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  11. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn


    I would assume that would depend on the density of the wood you turn it in ..... remember modern US pennies are copper plated zinc so are very light.
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2021
  12. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    I recently finished this acrylic brush with a Maggards 26mm SHD badger for a friend.

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  13. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

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  14. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    Thank you.
     
  15. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    I finally dusted off the lathe these past few weeks for the first time in quite some time.
    I had a nice chunk of burl. I have no idea what type of wood, but it was very dense. It was, however, very checked and had lots of voids. I cut it into 5 pieces and made forms to pour resin onto.
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    I turned 3 of them. I made them round and then had to re-pour resin on new blanks due to the voids and cracks in the burl:
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    The turning worked out well after that. The burl held together thanks to the resin, and I ended up with 3 brushes I am quite happy with. I'm keeping the Milk Churn homage and put an Omega Evo knot in it. The other two I am awaiting knots from APShave for:
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    The resin is black with a bit of metallic copper coloured powder added as well.
     
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  16. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    I also made a beehive out of Redheart with a distressed edge on top for a TSD friend. An Omega boar completed it:
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  17. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    Those are all beautiful brushes. Great work all around.
     
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  18. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    The milk churn looks amazing!!

    :happy096:
     
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  19. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Thank you for the nice words, Gentlemen.
     
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  20. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Jason, not bad for an Amateur :scared003: ;)
     
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