The I*V Collection

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by Joewa, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. Joewa

    Joewa Well-Known Member

    Introducing my first attempt at making a handle. I am aiming for a somewhat organic feeling brush.

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  2. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    Looks great @Joewa! The most common handle profile is turned on a lathe giving a symmetric shape. There's no rule says you have to do it that way. The antler handled brushes I've seen in SOTD photos accept the irregular natural shape as Nature supplied the material.

    What species of wood? Is that a horse hair or synthetic knot?
     
  3. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Looks good there, Joe. Just be careful you don't get BFD (Brush Fabrication Disorder). I started simply and am now over 325 brushes.
     
  4. Joewa

    Joewa Well-Known Member

    The wood is Manzanita that had been culled by the carr fire fire, The knot is a synthetic 22 mm.
     
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  5. Joewa

    Joewa Well-Known Member

    I hope not, I would have too many and be forced to put them up for adoption.. I just started on I*V 2
     
  6. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

    Your non-conventional approach produced a stunning brush. Beautiful work.
     
  7. Orville

    Orville Active Member

    Very nice. :happy088:
     
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  9. Joewa

    Joewa Well-Known Member

    I*V 2 has emerged from a bit of wood.. The wood was was a bit dull but the form is interesting.
    Technical:
    Wood: Manzanita
    Knot: 22 mm synthetic 50 mm loft
    Total height: 120 mm

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  10. jason koonce

    jason koonce Well-Known Member

    Very nice!!!
     
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  11. Joewa

    Joewa Well-Known Member

    I*V 3 has arrived and its a bit knoty.. The soft area in the ebb of the knot made a nice area to put your thumb

    Technical
    Wood: Manzanita
    Knot: 22 mm synthetic 50 mm loft
    Total height: 120 mm

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  12. Joewa

    Joewa Well-Known Member

    I.V.4 Another knotty one gone big with a 26 mm knot.. experimenting with infilling the hollows

    Technical
    Wood: Manzanita
    Knot: 26 mm synthetic 50 mm loft
    Total height: 130 mm
    Infill: Copper Oxide.

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    Enrico Popcorn

  14. americanshamrock

    americanshamrock Let's Make a Deal! Staff Member

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    Too Late....I think the disorder has already taken hold....
     
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  15. Redrock

    Redrock Well-Known Member

    Good job. Beautiful wood. What are you using to seal the wood?

    Thanks...
     
  16. Joewa

    Joewa Well-Known Member

    Bees Wax.
     
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  17. brit

    brit in a box

    very unique and interesting , truly one offs..very cool brushes..
     
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  18. Redrock

    Redrock Well-Known Member

    Thanks.

    Any particular brand? I have been using Renaissance Micro-Crystalline Wax Polish with good results. I will make a post once I get the brushes completed. Again, good work.
     
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  19. Joewa

    Joewa Well-Known Member

    I started with Howard Feed-N-Wax Wood Polish but have moved on to walrus oil wood wax its a bit less oily. If fate ever lines up I would like to try the Anarchist’s Daughter soft wax. it tends to sell out within an hour or two of being dropped on etsy.
     
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  20. Joewa

    Joewa Well-Known Member

    I*V 5 Emerged from a knotty bit of wood. the hollow was filled with turquoise powder.

    Technical
    Wood: Manzanita
    Knot: 22 mm synthetic 50 mm loft
    Total height: 130 mm
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