So I decided to make a brush.

Discussion in 'Show and tell' started by Shotwell, Oct 12, 2021.

  1. Shotwell

    Shotwell Well-Known Member

    I was having a cocktail with my adult son, and we were enjoying a Nolet’s Gin and Tonic (highly recommended— paired the gin with Fevertree tonic and it is the best G&T I’ve ever had). As we finished, I said “wow, that cap for the bottle is really heavy — that would make a fantastic base for a shaving brush.”

    So, a couple of weeks later, I ordered a synthetic knot (27mm) from Maggard. When it arrived this past Saturday I immediately found some coin-shaped wooden tokens I’d been using for another small project, added 5 of them to the cap and dry-fit the knot. It fit perfectly, no adjustment needed! So I located some epoxy, glued the wooden tokens in, and then followed with the knot. I am super pleased with how it turned out! My son said I should sell them, but that would require lots of gin purchases and I just don’t know what I would do with all that gin. ;)

    Anyway, thought I’d post a few pictures of it. I’ve made brushes before with varying degrees of success… I’m not a woodworker at all (no tools, no talent) and I’m not especially artistic, handy, or crafty. But I’m really, really pleased with how this hefty little guy turned out!
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  2. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Just a Red X for me so thought I'd post 3 of them for you
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  3. Tedolph

    Tedolph Well-Known Member

    How could anybody knot (see what I did there?) like that?

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  4. SRQShaver

    SRQShaver Well-Known Member

    Incredibly clever and resourceful! I really like the look of it and obviously you have a one-of-a-kind brush. I know nothing about brushes but I know I like this one. :signs107:
  5. BigMike

    BigMike Well-Known Member

    Once again drinking gin leads someone to do something naughty.
  6. gzp

    gzp Well-Known Member

    On days when you use this brush maybe you should use the gin as aftershave.:p
  7. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector

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    Pity the gold handled shave brush handle is so expensive.
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  8. Shotwell

    Shotwell Well-Known Member

    That is actually a damn fine idea! I made my own Bay Rum a/s this past summer and liked the results… no reason I couldn’t do the same with a nice botanical gin. :)
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  9. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool..:cool:
  10. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn


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  11. Avalon

    Avalon Active Member

    This is brilliant!
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