My 2nd Hand Carved Brush

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by Gairdner, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. Gairdner

    Gairdner Well-Known Member

    Next to my Simpsons Colonel for scale:


    On it's tod:


    Hand carved using just a saw, an axe and a very sharp knife from age darkened, Scottish Beech wood. No sandpaper to finish, just 'off the knife' then oiled and waxed to protect it. It has a 26mm TGN Grade A Silvertip fitted and will be used by SWMBO after I've broken it in.

    Hope you like it.....
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  2. ohpaos

    ohpaos Smiley Provider

    WOW. Bravo!
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  3. Lexicon Devil

    Lexicon Devil the Liberace of shaving

    That is pretty incredible. When I carve wood with a knife it generally looks like a stick with knife marks.
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  4. Raven312

    Raven312 Well-Known Member

    You have SKILL! Beautiful!
  5. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot

  6. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    :signs011: Great job!
  7. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    Very nice.
  8. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    Then your talent exceeds mine. Nice work!
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  9. 178-bplatoon

    178-bplatoon Well-Known Member

    VERY impressive ability and BEAUTIFUL work!!..I'm jealous, whenever I carve a piece wood it comes out looking like a toothpick....:) Well at least I'm consistant, if not talented....:happy097:
  10. Williams Warrior

    Williams Warrior Well-Known Member

    I like how you can see some knife marks on it, and it makes it look rustic.:signs107:
  11. ohpaos

    ohpaos Smiley Provider

    The shape of the new brush reminds me of Jessica Rabbit (cartoon)-- all curvy in a long evening gown :D...I always love seeing the grain & figures in wood. It's like there's a little party going on in there.
  12. Gairdner

    Gairdner Well-Known Member

    You're all too kind. Just a fella messing around with sharp things, trying not to cut himself. Plain grain or all mixed up - wood is good. :)
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  13. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot

    Your modesty does you credit, my friend!

    But seriously, your work IS great!
  14. oldtrout

    oldtrout Well-Known Member

    Me too,.

    That's a beautiful handle!
  15. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    As I have said before, there is more than one way to produce a quality handle and this one is a very nice example.

    Excellent work Graeme! :happy096:
  16. Gairdner

    Gairdner Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone! High praise indeed from you, Gary. :D

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