Today, I got out on a beautiful day to try something new in brush making. I cut two blanks on a 45 degree angle to the grain. I used mostly sanding and a dremel to shape the brushes. You will notice that on the bottom of the handles I have made flutes on a 45 degree angle, too. I made a video of the nearly finished products featuring the Omega 49 boar knot in 338 and the Maggard blonde synthetic knot in 339. My blog page. Left is 338 and right 339.