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    I'm getting married in July, and decided that instead of cliche groomsmen gifts like flasks, I am going to make a shaving brush for each of them. Tonight I started working on the first one. It is made of eastern red cedar. Name:  20140308_215529.jpg
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    It hasn't been sanded yet, and I'm thinking it may need to be shortened a bit.
    I'm open to any thoughts or suggestions.

    I'll add the other three brushes as I make them.

    Thanks!

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    These are gifts,one offs from you, just let your mind flow
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    Great start. Your going to have to make matching stands ?
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    Keep us updated!!
    Looking good!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10Pups View Post
    Great start. Your going to have to make matching stands ?
    Matching stands is a great idea!

    I was planning on making each brush from a different wood, so if I do stands I'll make each set of matching wood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gkofsky View Post
    Matching stands is a great idea!

    I was planning on making each brush from a different wood, so if I do stands I'll make each set of matching wood.
    Check out Wood Craft - I bought some stands from them and was quite pleased with them - you can turn a matching center post, although now that I think about It, they hold a brush and a DE
    probably would hold a Mach3 or fusion as well
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    Nice job!
    I am thinking that I would like a longer handle on my brush.
    Maybe they would also?

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    That's a great idea and gift for your friends. I'm sure they'll love them!
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    I was on a roll today at the lathe!! Not only did I finish the first brush handle, I made 2 more! Just one left to do!

    First brush handle: Red Cedar, finished with EEE cream and beeswax
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    Second handle: Yellowheart, finished with linseed oil and beeswax
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    Third handle: Black and White Ebony, finished with linseed oil and beeswax
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    All three brushes together for size comparison
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    Very nice work! I am partial to the black and white ebony. Your groomsmen will love them.
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