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    I've been wanting to make a brush for a long time now. I am waiting on a cheap Chinese knot off ebay to practice for when my shavemac knot arrives. I finally have all the chucks, jaws, forstner bit, turning tools etc to be capable of turning a brush. My first attempt will be a "chubby" style made from cocobolo, to match my wootz razor from Bruno. I'm waiting for now to actually have the knot in hand so I can get the depth just right, but my jacobs chuck and forstner bit seem to have worked! More progress pics when things start coming together.
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    I realize it's only roughed into a round shape at the moment. I'm just too excited to not share.
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    Ahhhhh, keep going. Drill it down to 19/20mm which should get you around a 50mm loft. If it's down too low you could always build it up with a quarter......

    I know, you really should wait until you have the knot..... But you could trust me too. Hehehehe.
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    Nice piece of wood, I almost see the chubby in there trying to get out.
    Can do no wrong drilling deeper now and playing with the height later to dial it in perfectly.
    Also, a terrific knot to have on its way.
    Looking forward to the build results.
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    Ok wait. If you're putting the shavemac in this one, you should definitely wait until you have it in hand. They are a little different to set compared to the Chinese knots. I think the depth for Shavemac is around 12/15mm depending on the specific loft you ordered.
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    Well, I'm thinking this handle will be for the Chinese knot. I want to use my horn rod for the shavemac. It's at exactly 12mm right now, just bc that's what I read on shavemac's site. I'm thinking about doing a lignum vitae/horn combo on the shavemac.

    OK to be honest I can't make up my mind lol. I have a few options that would all be great. Here's the Bruno wootz that I think would look real nice with a cocobolo chubby shavemac...
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    Horn and Lignum sounds awesome...... But Cocobolo is wonderful too. I'd wait until this Jays game is over to make a decision like that.
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    Look it's a gravity Wootz ! Never seen one of them before.
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    I thought this was going to be easy. In my mind the hard part was getting together all the necessary tools! I guess I'll have to start another handle so that I can see what both my options look like before setting the epoxy.

    It seems like yesterday I was asking advice on getting a lathe, and tools, and grinding jigs, etc and now I'm actually there! I also still have that buckeye burl from the brush you made for me. I want to make a chubby with that too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hirlau View Post
    Look it's a gravity Wootz ! Never seen one of them before.
    Haha, this made me laugh. I give up on trying to get pictures right side up. I've tried eliminating variables to figure out why, but am convinced it's completely random on when they want to be right side up.
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    Just playing with you,,, that's a beautiful razor.
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