The ΑΛΦΑ T-400 Pass-Around Thread

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by Vlasta, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Note: established members only with minimum 50 posts. Active in the group for 6 months or more

    I have been working on a new rendition of the famed Rubberset 400 brush. I have come up with a new version and would like to start a Pass Around so we can all try it out. So - I will donate a brand new T-400 with a horsehair, a boar and a badger knot and lets see how people like it. Some photos below.

    The Pass Around will start in about 4 weeks from now.

    1. @DaltonGang
    2. @mrchick

    Rules of the game:-

    1. You can keep the brush for 10 days maximum but please pass it on as soon as you are done
    2. You must shave with the horse knot, the boar knot and the badger knot at least once during that time unless you are allergic to any one of them in which case you get a pass!!
    3. You must post a picture and or SOTD with the brush
    4. You can feedback any comments you may have to this thread or to me by PM
    5. Once you have had the brush for 10 days then please mail it onto the next person in the Pass Around. Please use some form of tracked or registered mailing service. The cheapest you can - USPS or whatever
    6. Once the brush has reached the USA I think it best to keep it as a USA & Canada based Pass
    7. The brush must be cleaned thoroughly before passing on using either a barbicide or a shampoo and conditioner
    8. The brush must be DRY before packing and not packed in a plastic bag. I usually rub mine gently on a towel and the dry it in the sunshine or in a place with a nice breeze
    9. I will supply a small wooden box - please use this to pass around and if you can add a desiccant pack.
    10. Contact me by PM to be included in the pass Around
    The brush:
    • Material is 6063 Aluminium. This is an architectural/furniture grade and is alloyed with silicon and magnesium. Very god corrosion resistance
    • Threading for the ferrule is M26*1
    • The handle is solid and having had it in my hands for a day or so now I think I am going to keep it solid. The material is light. My opinion is that at about 4 ounces (100 gr.) it is not heavy at all.
    • The finish is a simple anodisation - a nice soft sheen as you can see from the photos
    • Hand feel - superb and smooth
    • Size - a nice hand size - my hands are average size and the brush fits comfortably in my hand
    • Ferrules - the ferrule is a separate part as you can see - the Pass Around brush will have one boar, one badger and one horse knot to try
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  2. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    I'm not in - I'm in the middle of a major house move - but it looks terrific!
     
  3. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    I can put you in at the end if you like.
     
  4. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I'm in, for the CONUS portion. I have a couple of 400 copies to compare it to.
     
  5. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    Count me in for the CONUS. Thanks
     
  6. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    On Rule #6 - crossing the Canadian / U. S. border means Customs. That can add both time and money. I'd suggest minimizing those issues by separating the list into North /South of the border. Depending on the number of folks who are interested, might arrange a path with less back and forth, too.

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  7. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    Good idea.
     
  8. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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  9. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    PM sent
     
  10. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    Only two?
     
  11. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    The only two that count. :eatdrink047:
     
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  12. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    I’m in, please put me in the East Asia round.
     
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  13. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Interesting all participants are dark siders :signs002:
     
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  14. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    Their missing out. You made a great brush.
     
  15. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    Nicely done. That is a great looking brush.

    Not in as I never was able to develop a taste for horse hair. Some of it is probably in my head as I am allergic to horses...
     
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  16. Paul76

    Paul76 Well-Known Member

    I’m in! I have a rubberset 400 on the way and it’s going to need a knot, and this would help me decide what to go with. This is a great idea and thank you @Vlasta and yes another darksider.
     
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  17. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    There are two other knots to try.
     
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  18. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    Obviously I cannot read very well. :)

    It is still a beautiful brush and you should be commended on producing it and doing the pass around. Nicely done.
     
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  19. Vlasta

    Vlasta Well-Known Member

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    Anyone?
     
  20. BearCWY

    BearCWY Well-Known Member

    Count me in!
     
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