Brushmakers Thread - Calling all Turners

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

  1. brit

    brit in a box

    beautiful Jason,nice work..:cool:
     
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  2. brit

    brit in a box

    that's really cool Greg..like it belongs there..:cool:
     
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  3. Douglas Carey

    Douglas Carey Wildman

    Stunning! :signs107:.
     
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  4. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    Thank you. That particular blank was interesting to turn. It was harder than other acrylics I've turned. It actually "sang" when I was wet sanding and polishing it.
     
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  5. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Beautiful Jason!
     
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  6. 9nein9

    9nein9 El Scratcho

    Wow Jason!!! Your work is amazing. Someone gave me a real nice compliment yesterday on the handle you sent me . I'll just say this .....he never hands out compliments very often so take great pride in your amazing work. Top knotch work my friend!!
     
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  7. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    :signs001:
     
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  8. Scott Strangfeld

    Scott Strangfeld Well-Known Member

    After turning the blue and red brush for my son I just had to do one for myself. The handle is a wood called orange agate and the knot is a 26mm black and white synthetic from Maggards set with a loft of about 54mm. I'm going to give it a run tomorrow morning.

    Critiques are welcome.
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  9. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    That's a beautiful brush. Lok forward to hearing how it performs. Never heard of Orange agate wood. Can you tell us more about it?
     
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  10. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    No critique of that beauty! A few technical questions, if that is ok.
    Do you drill on the lathe?
    How do you hold the hole? Jawed chuck? Collect chuck?
    Is that CA finish?
     
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  11. Scott Strangfeld

    Scott Strangfeld Well-Known Member

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    Thankyou.

    The orange agate almost looks like a lighter cocobolo. I'm not sure where it is native to but I got this piece at Woodcraft a number of years ago. It is pretty hard but turned and sanded out really nice.

    I used the brush today and it bowl lathered really nice. I tried face lathering a bit but it didn't build as quickly as I would have liked so I went back to the bowl. The knot is really soft and dense with plenty of back bone.
     
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  12. Scott Strangfeld

    Scott Strangfeld Well-Known Member

    Thank you

    Yes I drill on the lathe. I actually have one lathe set up primarily for line boring.

    I don't hold the hole. I hold the butt end of the blank in a chuck and support the hole end with a tapered live center.

    Yes it is a CA finish buffed out with finishing paste and plastic polish.
     
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  13. GAW9576

    GAW9576 Well-Known Member

    Interesting. Thank you. Next time I'm at Woodcraft I'll have to see if they have any or know anything about it.
     
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  14. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Thanks for this. Is you are always holding from the bottom, are you using a medallion or another plug method to cover it up?
     
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  15. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Something a little different, and frankly not a lot of turning in it. I made a razor stand, with turned posts and buttons on top. It is an illusion, they are not one piece.wood is Ebony and Australian Ironwood. Pic is before the polymerized Tung Oil finish. Had a little glue seepage on the left post.p to tidy up:

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    The ebony darkened up nicely with finish. I thought the Ironwood would match the display rack nicely. I am pleased with how it turned out:
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  16. Scott Strangfeld

    Scott Strangfeld Well-Known Member

    No, I part it off then hand sand the nub off and hand polish
     
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  17. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Might I recommend a Beall expanding collett chuck? Inexpensive and holds the top nicely while you finish the bottom on the lathe.
     
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  18. b1hart

    b1hart Speed Racer

    W.O.W......just.simply.awesome. Great craftsmanship on everything, and incredible collection display Jason! :happy096:
     
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  19. Scott Strangfeld

    Scott Strangfeld Well-Known Member

    I will definitely look into that. What kind of expansion range do they have?
     
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  20. jtspartan

    jtspartan appropriately stimulated, via Netflix

    Not a lot. Very size specific. The 1 inch will expand to hold a one inch hole tightly, etc. I have the 1 inch and the 1 1/8 inch. I’ve leaned to using 24 or 28mm knot often as a result.
     
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