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    Default Where to get a shaving brush travel tube?

    Anyone know a good source to get a nice brush holder tube for traveling?I can get a large pill bottle and go this route:.....But I'd like to find something a little nicer.Maybe brushed aluminum or brass or something.I don't really want to buy another brush so a travel brush is not what I want either.If you've run across something nice,please post it here or PM me.
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    I made my one - it's just an old toilet roll tube, with duck tape wound round it for a little added strength, then card lightly taped over both ends. It's cheap, quick to make from common items, and easily replaced when it falls apart. The only issue is that it's a little narrow, so I have to put it in one and then take it out the other in order to prevent the bristle froms being forced down toward the handle. I'm going to have to make one very soon for my trip home, so if people want I can post pics of my method.

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    Well,that'd work,but I'm looking for something a little more long-lasting and kind of nicer to look at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aroliver59 View Post
    Well,that'd work,but I'm looking for something a little more long-lasting and kind of nicer to look at.
    If you fly with it get something that is X-ray transparent
    and heck eyeball transparent. If they see something that
    they cannot figure out they will pop it open and put their
    grubby hands on it. Have you ever noticed how dirty the
    rubber gloves of a TSA inspector get? Yech....

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    Thanks for the advice.Maybe the pill bottle thing IS the way to go.

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    Great idea with the pill bottle! I was also trying to come up with a DIY brush holder. I need to take a trip over to Lowe's and see if anything jumps out at me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niftyshaving View Post
    If you fly with it get something that is X-ray transparent
    and heck eyeball transparent. If they see something that
    they cannot figure out they will pop it open and put their
    grubby hands on it. Have you ever noticed how dirty the
    rubber gloves of a TSA inspector get? Yech....
    +1 on that! I have yet found anything better than the ubiquitous pill bottle. It keeps the grubby handed TSA at bay!

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    A PVC pipe with end caps works well but would look suspicious.

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    Find someone with a lathe, have them turn some stylish end caps for you and use a piece of this acrylic tube (2.75" ID) to house your wonderful brush.

    Regards,
    M. Martinez

    Acrylic Plexiglass Tube (EXTRUDED ACRYLIC PLEXIGLASS TUBE) Order Online


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    I found this online and may end up buying it.

    Shave Brush Tube

    I have not bought from them before.

    Good Luck.

    Lu

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