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    Default New Brush - Handle by jballs918 - Jason

    Jason [jballs918] and I had a nice honing session last Saturday and he left in my care a nice Maple brush handle. I trimmed the hole out a little with my Dremel and set a Golden Nib 26mm knot with 30 minute epoxy. This handle was extra large and showed Jason's expertise with his new wood lathe. This is a huge brush [6" total height] that will reach into the deepest lather bowl and still not get your fingers soapy. It now has an honored place on my brush rack and in rotation with the others.

    I have some more handles I picked up at the Antique Mall that I hope to work into new brushes by spring. Golden Nib knots are on the way as we speak. The Dremel is a valuable tool when working with handles. I have a wood carving bit with teeth that boars out the old knot with just a little effort. Do this outside. The dust and little hairs go everywhere. First you must cut the bristles as close as you can with scissors or knife. When you are close to having the right size hole for your knot use the small sanding drum to make the hole just a tad larger than the knot. Fit it loosely. Your epoxy will fill in around the knot and make for a perfect fit when it sets. Ok now go make yourself some new brushes for a fraction of the cost of a new name brand one.

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    Default Nice collection of brushes!!

    I would make myself one in a new york minute if I had a little lathe-

    Ergo, last nice I ordered one from one of the sites- a 20mm burl that looks short in the loft real tight- at least i hope it is-

    I was thinking 20 mm was small when reading about them and a 25-26 being on the large size- Seems there is no direct standardized relationship between hair base width and the length/loft of the hair portion.
    Anyway I got the 20 to replace my current Art of Shaving brush of over 20 years which "appears to be a 20-22 brush and frankly I think its too big, hairs falling out and many akimbo so time for a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldfalguy View Post
    I would make myself one in a new york minute if I had a little lathe-

    Ergo, last nice I ordered one from one of the sites- a 20mm burl that looks short in the loft real tight- at least i hope it is-

    I was thinking 20 mm was small when reading about them and a 25-26 being on the large size- Seems there is no direct standardized relationship between hair base width and the length/loft of the hair portion.
    Anyway I got the 20 to replace my current Art of Shaving brush of over 20 years which "appears to be a 20-22 brush and frankly I think its too big, hairs falling out and many akimbo so time for a new one.
    Thanks. Now would be a good time to dig out the old bristles in that brush of yours and replace it with a nice badger knot.

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    I really like the way you hang your brushes. I'd just be worried about mine falling out.

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    2 Sharp-

    I think your right- If I could find a little short fat one I would do it and make it my travel unit. I got one of the travel ones that telescopes into a cover thing- I need to try it out at the house before I leave on Thursday.
    Seems badger is the standard, saw boars hair mentioned once- don't know much about the differences or the why for's just figure boar a lot stiffer-

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    holy cow that thing looks huge, i didnt realize that. but i think it turned out really nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Sharp View Post
    Jason [jballs918] and I had a nice honing session last Saturday and he left in my care a nice Maple brush handle. I trimmed the hole out a little with my Dremel and set a Golden Nib 26mm knot with 30 minute epoxy. This handle was extra large and showed Jason's expertise with his new wood lathe. This is a huge brush [6" total height] that will reach into the deepest lather bowl and still not get your fingers soapy. It now has an honored place on my brush rack and in rotation with the others.

    I have some more handles I picked up at the Antique Mall that I hope to work into new brushes by spring. Golden Nib knots are on the way as we speak. The Dremel is a valuable tool when working with handles. I have a wood carving bit with teeth that boars out the old knot with just a little effort. Do this outside. The dust and little hairs go everywhere. First you must cut the bristles as close as you can with scissors or knife. When you are close to having the right size hole for your knot use the small sanding drum to make the hole just a tad larger than the knot. Fit it loosely. Your epoxy will fill in around the knot and make for a perfect fit when it sets. Ok now go make yourself some new brushes for a fraction of the cost of a new brand name one.

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    Where do you get the knots from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by freyguy View Post
    Where do you get the knots from?
    badger hair shaving brushes and knots, wholesale pricing
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    Quote Originally Posted by jballs918 View Post
    holy cow that thing looks huge, i didnt realize that. but i think it turned out really nice.
    Good job on the handle Jason. I forgot what finish is on the handle. I think the 26mm knot was a perfect match for this one.

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    Thank you for the info 2Sharp.

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