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    So there is a lot of talk of restoring razors, making your own scales, etc. However, I have yet to see much of custom brushes/handles being made. Just wondering if anyone is offering any of those services, or has any place to direct me to, to do such a thing. I'm currently restoring a Worchester and Co. razor (not on the good, or bad list, so giving this a shot!), with the help of Linacman and his workshop. It's coming along great. We decided to use Burmese Blackwood for the scales, which I have just finished the 1500 grit sanding on this week, looking for waterlox coating here in the next few days.
    So here comes the dilemma; with my OCD-ness, I like things to match. I would love to have a handle for a badger brush, also made in this blackwood. Then I would have a beautiful (almost) custom set/restore.

    Any direction is greatly appreciated (especially if it means I'm not breaking the bank as a highly budgeted college student)! Or, if you happen to be in about a 100 mile radius of Auburn, AL, and have the materials/tools to either make razors or have a lathe to make handles, I would be MORE than happy to drive to the shop and work on the handle myself/get some mentoring on these processes.

    There is just something about having things made by your own hand that just ooze sexiness to me. Must be the mind of a future engineer.

    Much obliged, gentlemen.

    Hanson

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    There are a number of folks here who make wood handled brushes. Rudy Vey and Mycarver come to mind. If you can't find anyone close to you to help out, PM me. I am in Minnesota, and have some experience turning brushes - don't consider myself an expert yet, but I have turn an African Blackwood handle.

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    Kick it up a notch and use ebony,fantastic turning wood.
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    At some point, ebony would definitely be an option. Like I said though, I'm trying to match my scales that I'm currently making for my restored blade. That way I can have a sort of set between the two. The ebony is beautiful, especially the black and white ebony. That would make for some gorgeous scales too.

    Skipnord: If you would be interested in just turning the shape for me, I can pay for the labor and the wood required. Otherwise, I'd be plenty happy saving the money of the finishing process for myself, if this be an option.

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    PM sent - have a great day

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    Moved to the "Brushes" forum

    BTW a browse through this forum will find many "Custom" and "Restored" brushes
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    Please ensure all talk of sales and wanting to buy go to the proper forum. This isn't it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gssixgun View Post
    Moved to the "Brushes" forum

    BTW a browse through this forum will find many "Custom" and "Restored" brushes
    Great suggestion. You might even find a few matching sets of scales / brushes if you look for some of Glen's restores.

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    Thank you everyone!

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