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    Default My DIY shaving brush

    It's my first post here so Hi Gents!

    Below I present my first finished shaving brush
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    Knot - 24mm diameter Black badger (pure grade)
    Handle - ash wood
    Finish - wood stain and CA coated
    Dimension - 135mm of total high. 60mm - knot and 75mm handle

    This type of handle shape is really ergonomic. I prefer it.
    Dimensios are fitted to bowl shown on last photos. Target was keep my fingers dry during lather buiding process.


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    Wellcome to SRP Lewy,Brush looks great
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    That is a lovely and traditional shape. You got it right the first time! Congratulations!
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    Welcome to the forum. That brush and bowl are looking good. Very nice combination for bowl lathering.

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    Welcome to our addiction. Really like the combo. They work very well together.
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    Love the brush. Where did the bowl come from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RollinCoal69 View Post
    ... Really like the combo. They work very well together.
    Not completely combo With one of my straight razors that's the trio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razorfeld View Post
    ... Where did the bowl come from?...
    The bowl comes from one of small Polish pottery. It's prototype and first (in Polish I suppose) one with this type of inner shape.
    Really it little bit darker. Photos below are closer of true.

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    So, next one is synthetic.

    Knot - 24mm diameter synthetic
    Handle - cherry wood
    Finish - CA coated (matt)
    Dimension - 125mm of total high. 60mm - knot and 65mm handle

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    Looks great!! I love the shape of it, and I Love the cherry wood.

    If you really want that CA finish to shine, sand it up 2500 with water and then use a plastic polish ( Car headlight polish) as the final buff on high RPMs. It'll turn it into glass!!
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    Very nice brush & bowl. For a first timer you did a fantastic job on the brush. I can't say enough about it & the bowl looks like it will make a lather rather quickly. Great job indeed!!!

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