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    Here is my second brush I put together. This time I turned a piece of Burmese blackwood and put a 24mm super silvertip knot in it. The grain of the wood is very subtle--maybe you can see it in the pics. I finished it with multiple coats of teak oil. The wood is quite dense. So, it sands down to a very nice shine and feels relatively heavy in the hand, which I like.

    I got inspiration for the shape of the handle from the Greek letter xi. Can you see the similarity of the shape?

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    It's a somewhat unusual shape, but I like that, and I find that it fits well in the hand. The concave shape at the end gives a very comfortable and firm hold when whipping up a lather.

    The blue bottle is an antique barber bottle that my father inherited from his father. If any of you have any information on it, I would be very interested to learn about it. Apparently the barbers of yester-year used these bottles to keep their witchhazel, oils, lotions, etc. So, if you know anything about this bottle or barber bottles in general, I would love to hear about it.

    Thanks for looking and commenting!

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    I have fixed the picture problem. So, be sure to look below for the pictures!
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    Hmm. I'm not sure why just the links are showing on the page. Anyway, you want see the pics by clicking on the links. Sorry about that.

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    The links aren't working.

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    Here are the pictures. Thanks for letting me know!

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    lz6 and Boots like this.

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    Very nice))))))))

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    Wow! Now that is one beautiful brush. Wonderful work

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    Very nice, love that Burmese blackwood !

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    very nice, I love custom exotic wood pieces. where do you get a brush without a handle, to make a custom brush with?

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    I agree! I love the natural wood--the grain is so beautiful. I bought this knot (the brush part) at Fountain Pen parts - NIBS, - Wholesale Fountain Pen Ink - Golden Nib AZ. They have a wide selection and service and shipping is good and fast. Another source is Whipped Dog Straight Razor Shaving Equipment.

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    You be a wood turning fool on that one.

    You have some skills there.

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