Brushmakers Thread - Calling all Turners

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

  1. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    I use these sanding pads
    https://www.penblanks.ca/Micro-Mesh-Cushioned-Pads/
    After CA, I go right to 12000 with these pads (wet) then use Hut Plastic Polish which I got at the same place.
    I put the CA on with a rag and then use the spray activator.
    Truth be told, I find CA a pain. I don’t usually use it with wood, I prefer and enjoy finishing wood handles and bowls off of the lathe. I used to make pens and did use CA for those.
     
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  2. brit

    brit in a box

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  3. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    Beautiful handle. Love the shape and the color.

    The only time I've used CA on Acrylic is to fix small irregularities in hybrid blanks and as a finish on hybrids. On straight acrylic I wet sand to 12,000 grit then use MAAS metal polish. Turns out like glass.
    I do use CA on wooden pens and wooden brush handles and agree it's a pain to work with. And on most wood projects I prefer finishes that leave the wood still feeling like wood.
    Why do you use CA over acrylic? I thought CA was basically acrylic anyway. Is it harder than Acrylic?
     
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  4. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Thanks !!
     
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  5. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Thanks Gary!!
     
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  6. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    I messed it up bad . Think the CA was too thick. Will wet sand it tonight and fix it .
     
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  7. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    I started with hybrids when I first did pours. Maybe I don’t need it? I do like the gloss. Will try a resin pour without it. Thanks for the advice.
     
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  8. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Did you use thin? Sounds like you may not need it anyway.
     
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  9. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    @jtspartan. Hope you didn't think I was being critical at all in that question. It's hard to convey things in text sometimes. I was genuinely just curious. But it seems like you understood that.

    I get what you are saying about its just the way you've always done it.

    I trained a lot of people at a job I did for about 17 years. One day a rookie asked me why we didn't do something a simpler way. My response was, That's just the way I've always done it because that's the way I was taught. He suggested a much simpler way that ended up working much better. Eventually most the people in the company adopted that new way.

    Here is an acrylic razor handle I made. Just wet sanded and polished with MAAS.

    IMG_20201129_183219741.jpg
     
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  10. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    I took no offence! On the contrary, I valued your comments. I am not super experienced with resins still. I have made far, far more wood shaving turnings.
    The handle looks great. The Maas sounds like a good product.
     
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  11. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    No. Mines thick. Went on really thick and not uniform. Think I can get it smoothed back out again though with some wet sanding. I love the contrast in color where the white is at the top. With carbides I ran my speed slower and seemed to work good .
    Nice work !
     
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  12. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Made some matching brush and lidded soap bowls combos for a good friend of my wife’s. One for her partner and one for her father. One in Poculi and one in Walnut. Both brushes have transplanted Omega Pro48s:
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    The brushes were done to her specifications and I took some artistic liberty to make the bowls match aesthetically.
    The techniques for brushes and bowls were similar to what I have described on here earlier.
     
  13. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    MAAS is great stuff and it actually smells decent too. I believe I read somewhere it is lavender scented.

    Those are Beautiful. Don't believe I've ever seen Poculi wood before. It looks very luminous.
     
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  14. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    Thank you.
     
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  15. Scott Strangfeld

    Scott Strangfeld Well-Known Member

    I've been turning for quite a while and have wanted to turn a good brush for almost as long as I have been wet shaving. My son recently started using a DE and a badger brush I didn't use much so I'm working on putting a kit together for him for Christmas. I turned this brush and handle for him yesterday. The handle is actually going on a Roman Empire Shaving Caesar razor head

    The brush is a 24mm knot from Maggards set with about a 56mm loft. The shape of the handle is based loosely on the shape of a turkey call that I make.

    Today I'm working on a brush for myself with a big 30mm knot

    Critiques are very welcome.

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    Last edited: Dec 13, 2020
  16. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Awesome work! Are you pouring your own resin blanks as well?
     
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  17. Scott Strangfeld

    Scott Strangfeld Well-Known Member

    Thank you. Yes I pour my own resin and resin hybrid blanks. I pour a lot of pen blanks that work great for razor handles.
     
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  18. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    Beautiful. Although I would like to see a full picture of the brush.
     
  19. Scott Strangfeld

    Scott Strangfeld Well-Known Member

    That was kind of weird that it loaded chopped up like that.
    brush.jpg
     
  20. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    I figured that was not your intention. That brush looks fantastic.
     
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