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    So I acquired some walnut scrap slabs from a friend. Decided tonight I'd play around and see what comes. I have this only as practice I have not ordered any knots. Walnut, sanded to 400 then boiled linseed oil applied. I modeled it off this wally world VH. It is same dimensions just prettier. I wish I could share a video of this brush, right under the knot in the wood it looks as though it moves or changes color ever so slightly.
    Please gents let me here thoughts and any critics good and bad. Thanks for looking.
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    I like it. The wood looks really good-interesting grain and nice color. The shape is a good one and several companies have a brush shaped similarly.

    Is walnut suitable for a brush material? Since it has been used for gunstocks forever it must be okay around water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leatherstockiings View Post
    I like it. The wood looks really good-interesting grain and nice color. The shape is a good one and several companies have a brush shaped similarly.

    Is walnut suitable for a brush material? Since it has been used for gunstocks forever it must be okay around water.
    Well to be honest I don't know if it is or isn't. Great question. And great point about gun stocks. Only reason I am using walnut is it was free and in slabs. Thanks Sir for the feed back.
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    Man! THAT turned-up a treat, Eric!
    Great work!
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    Thanks Tom, I'm pretty pleased. And one more for the nights practice. Pretty crappy pics as always.
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    NOW, you need to make 'em bigger, badder, longer, and meaner! For a 24mm!

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    Or a 30! Looking good!

    I was worried about water and my handle, so I CA'd inside the knot hole. No problems for the past few months, but couldn't tell you for longer.

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    Dude...I had a 30 once. Too much for my narrow self!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    NOW, you need to make 'em bigger, badder, longer, and meaner! For a 24mm!
    I can't even tell ya what these for Tom. No clue about that stuff yet. Just made em I'll have to get a variety of knots and see what happens.
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    Pretty grain in that handle. Looks great, nice shape.
    Can't wait till it's done to see the finished product.
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