Discussion in 'The Brush' started by Darkbulb, Nov 3, 2014.
Thank you very much.
The wooden 400 was made by Nightdiver who has an amazing collection of brushes he has made here: https://www.facebook.com/kay.nightdiver/photos
Those look fantastic.
Of course you chose to post these now... 3 months after he decided to retire from brush making...
Yeah...that was almost mean
The story behind the brush.
Thanks Mark. I have done three start to finish now.
Wade's first Brush with WSP HMW
Wade's second Brush TGN Finest Fan
My 400 with Omega Boar
This is a 400 that I cleaned up a few years ago. TGN silvertip knot
I did this yesterday. I still have to put a finish on it and pick out a knot. This is fun.
Looks fantastic. Wonderful work.
Jim that brush handle is going to turn out great when you have finished. I wish I had your woodworking skills.
Thanks. I didn't know I was this good. Ha! Really, for me it is just a matter of giving it a try and going slow.
Don't forget the 0-ring
Looks fantastic - the only 'constructive' comment I would have is that the 'wings' or whatever you would call 'em on the handle are just a tad too thick and that the space between them are not rounded off enough (which would be nice as that is where your thumb for instance rests really comfortably on the original one). There are six wings on the original 400 handle and I think you are using four - which actually does make sense in order to keep a nice balance to this being a homage brush.
(Gotta love constructive criticism from someone who himself couldn't even get close to doing what you are doing)
Can't wait to see it all dolled up with a knot!
If I had access to one, I could have done a better job. I am thinking of doing one with five "wings." However, I am pretty happy with this one pretty much the way it is. Would you happen to have the dimensions of a 400 on you? You could PM me so we don't take up any more space on this thread.
I got the bug again today and came up with this. It has six "wings" and looks more like the 400. I still have to do the hole and finish it.
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