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    Default old knot into new long handle

    turned from black walnut.

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    I hope eternity turns out good since it might last awhile.

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    Thank you. I raised the loft a little from the original handle that it was in. It bloomed out nice after I used it today. It looks a little "restricted" in the picture above. Whips up the lather real nice in the scuttle.
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    I like big handles. They are much easier to use than those little ones.

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    Longer handles:
    Beautiful
    Easier to hold
    Do not slide into the shaving bowl
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deeter View Post
    turned from black walnut.

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    It is a bit phallic,,, Ergonomic!
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    Nice size, and walnut always looks classy. Good job on the finish, looks a little satin finish?
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    Question - how did you take the knot out of the old brush? I have heard horror stories on folks trying to salvage a knot from a prior brush with terrible endings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sskim3 View Post
    Question - how did you take the knot out of the old brush? I have heard horror stories on folks trying to salvage a knot from a prior brush with terrible endings.
    I use steam. Put some water in a pot. Put a bowl in the pot and put the brush/knot in the bowl. Put on the lid. Bring to simmer boil and check to see if you can wiggle out the brush after about 10 minutes. If not, more time in the steam. Don't pull too hard on the knot or you might cause some shedding. When it's ready to come out, it is pretty easy to wiggle it out.
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