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    Last week I had the opportunity to play in my father's workshop for a few hours and decided to put together a brush stand to replace the hated plastic one I've used for years. What I came up with is a prototype and as such I left the piece largely unfinished, resulting in a rather industrial looking finish.

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    The entire piece was made with steel I had in the shop from a previous project. The arcs are 3/16" square stock, bent on a ring bender and the base is a piece of 1/2" bar. A MIG welder was used to tack the arcs to the base and then the edges were ground off the inside edges of the square stock to prevent damage to brushes. All-in-all the materials I used resulted in a stand capable of holding your 25 lbs. brush but I'm pretty happy with the shape and functionality of my little project.
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    that does have a nice look. is there something to keep the brush from sliding down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tintin View Post
    that does have a nice look. is there something to keep the brush from sliding down?
    I had originally planned on adding a cross-piece to prevent the brush from sliding down the back slope of the arcs but found that it wasn't really necessary. In practice the diameter of the arcs is large enough to provide a good footprint to hold the brush. At this point I have had absolutely no issue with the brush sliding off the stand so have no plans to add a stop.

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    Is the top inside of the arc beveled? Hard to tell from the picture.

    If not some kind of coating would help wear on the handle and possible slippage.

    On my cheap hanger and brush I use electric tape....
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    I love it, my only concern is metal coming in contact with my handle material. if it is finished smooth or coated, then it's a win for me.
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    Shrink wrap from HF works well.
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    This design is to classy for electric tape or shrink wrap I was thinking more of leather or maybe even mono filament fishing line....
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    Wrap a strip of leather with baseball stitching! PITA, but would be cool
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    There are some fancy looking fishing lines on the market,,, really strong & thick,,, the kind of line that I need for the fish I catch.
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    Just spit-balling again... if there is a decent amount of side-to-side flex to the square stock (ex.: towards or away from each other), you could tack a small dot of material (as in, just the welding stick, no additional stock added) on the back-slope (inside). I think an appropriate placement would be the same height from the base as the ends of the square stock.

    These "nubbins" would provide something noninvasive/unobtrusive to stop the brush from sliding off. It should also allow for a wider range of brush sizes. I think.

    Anyway... Sleek. I like it.
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