"Home Assembled" Brush

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by Redrock, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. Redrock

    Redrock Well-Known Member

    I have always wanted a faux jade brush. Since I cannot afford one of the vendor made faux jade brushes, I decided to assemble my own. The handle is from Shavemac. The knot is a Virginia Sheng Finest. The knot base is 24mm. The loft is 50mm.

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  2. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    It's a beaut! Has the glue dried? How does it lather?

    Setting the loft at around twice the diameter gives good backbone for a badger knot. That's the common wisdom I've picked up from those that know these things.
     
  3. urrlord

    urrlord Well-Known Member

    that's kinda cool!
     
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  4. Redrock

    Redrock Well-Known Member

    Thanks.

    By trial and error, I have discovered that if I set the knot with the top of the glue bump just below the knot hole, I get a badger brush that is good with creams, hard, and soft soaps. Good backbone and soft tops. Not too floppy. I used 15 minute epoxy to set the knot. I will give it a run tomorrow morning and post a picture for the first post shave results.
     
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  5. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Stunning. That is an excellent knot.
     
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  6. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    nice brush ...
     
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  7. Redrock

    Redrock Well-Known Member

    First shave/lather bloom. A very nice knot; good backbone; comfortable tips. Also, good ergonomics for the handle.

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  8. SILKS

    SILKS Active Member

    Nice Combo...
     
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  9. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    :happy096:

    I do that quite often; when I can't find or afford what I want ... I make it!

    I often find it more satisfying. :eatdrink013:
     
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  10. Boojum1

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    Sweet job Ed! :happy096: Looks great!:eatdrink047:
     
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  11. Garb

    Garb New Member

    Looks like it's heavy and I like that.
     
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  12. Redrock

    Redrock Well-Known Member

    It is. Also, I put a in couple of pennies to adjust the knot height. It has a nice heft with I too like.
     
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