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Thread: Keeping with the Inlay theme: Brass Inlay with Monogram

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    Default Keeping with the Inlay theme: Brass Inlay with Monogram

    First things first. My apologies to Grazor and his previous post. I was in the process of getting my pics uploaded when I saw your Paua inlay brush posting. First thought was "damn fine looking brush" Second was "Crap, everyone is going to think I hijacked your design or am just trying to top your brush". Not the case sir. Just bad timing on my end. So, keeping with the inlay theme:

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    I had a box of brass drawer pulls laying around for years thinking I may find a use for them. I got inspired, and decided I could use them in a brush.
    Started with a piece of rosewood.

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    I mounted the pull in the chuck and used an angle grinder to shape it into a smaller diameter.
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    Used epoxy to set it and the lathe acts as a vice to insert it.

    I then used a band saw to trim the excess and the angle grinder to shape it flush with the wood. Got to be careful: the brass heats up and the epoxy fails if it gets too hot.

    Found a local engraver to initialize it. These 2 are going as gifts to colleagues.
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    Rosewood on the left, Bocote on the right.

    Thanks for viewing

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    NZ's okayest dad 1997 Grazor's Avatar
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    No apology necessary, I certainly wasn't the first. Very nice indeed.
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    Neat idea. turned out great!

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    Very nice indeed and clever way to repurpose.
    Nothing is fool proof, to a sufficiently talented fool...

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