Shaving Brushes

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Project by Brandon posted 03-14-2012 03:28 AM 2036 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a few more shaving brush handles that I turned. The first two are padauk with the badger hair knots installed in them. The one in the second image is Georgia pecan from my neighbor’s tree.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#1 posted 03-14-2012 03:31 AM

Wow, beautiful!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#2 posted 03-14-2012 03:34 AM

Those are excellent!
I tried to make one but my turning skills suck. And that is being generous! lol
I bet it’s a pleasure to shave using one of those.
Great job Brandon.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#3 posted 03-14-2012 03:40 AM

could you send me info on how you did it because I just bought a shaving kit from PSI. Thanks

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#4 posted 03-14-2012 03:45 AM

Thanks guys! The grain didn’t turn out very well in the photo, but I just love the padauk.

Rustic, here is a tutorial:

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 03-14-2012 10:02 AM

Very nice Brandon. It must be nice to shave with something you made yourself. They look really professional.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrrupt man who is doing it."

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#6 posted 03-14-2012 11:09 AM

very cool. Does the neighbor know you took his tree?

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#7 posted 03-14-2012 12:14 PM

Haha, I only took one limb and a dead one at that! :-) Actually he’s trying to get me some more of the wood. Pecan is such a beautiful color.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#8 posted 04-05-2012 04:53 PM

I really like the shave brush handles Brandon…..what are you using for finish?

-- Russell , Indiana County, PA

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#9 posted 04-05-2012 04:57 PM

Thanks Russell. I used Spar Urethane because these things see lots of water. :-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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