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    Working on a couple of big brushes, the one all walnut,
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    And beside its 24 mm inspiration,
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    And another in a three wood combination comprising walnut, yew, and spalted elm.
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    Never tried making brushes this big so I thought I would give it a go. Will make for a very large latherer.
    Still need to finish sand and seal them up.
    Thinking an oil finish on these as I like the hand rubbed luster.
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    Nicely done. If I ever have to shave an elephant I'll know where to look for a brush. Man they are big.

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    Nice Mike. Love that last one, should change colour a bit when you oil them and really make them look sweet. IMO, 30mm is waaay too big big of a brush, and just doesn't work for me. The 30mm I have sits on the shelf, and collects dust. I know there's a ton of guys that love em tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    Nicely done. If I ever have to shave an elephant I'll know where to look for a brush. Man they are big.

    Bob
    Really, great brushes, but that is a huge diameter, I'm a big guy, but when you use a brush that size and it consumes the entire side of one side of your face, doesn't leave much room for swirling, scrubbing and lathering...sheesh, every time I use a brush that big I end up washing my forehead at the same time.

    Great work though, and as always in this sport, if you like em big, rock on....
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    Those are beautiful, I can't wait to see them with finish on them.
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    Very nicely done. I enjoy using my 33mm Thäter a couple times a week, and would certainly enjoy one of those. Great job.
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    Nice work! The last one with the contrasting wood is very appealing to me. Oil finish definitely no need for plastic over wood.
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    Great looking brushes Mike!

    Those are sweet! HUGE suds coming!
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    Looking good, I myself don't like the big ones even though I have 2 of them, big lather they do but I can't get any face lathering going without soap in my ears , eyes, and chest! But they look cool on the display

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    The biggest one is 32mm the other is 30mm next to my Chubby 2 that's 26
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    Bevo needs a shave, knots that big look better in a display, than in action
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