|Project by Falconwood||posted 04-30-2013 10:11 AM||758 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I was needing a new shaving brush and when I seen the price of a decent one in the shops, I nearly died !!
This, although quickly planted a seed in the old grey matter.
Hey, I’m a wood turner and a scotsman….all I need is the brush knots and I can make these better and cheaper…....might even manage to sell a few !!
Found the knots online and I had some ideal sized bits of exotic wood left over from when I cut my tipper blanks (I knew I’d find some use for them!), it turned out a relatively cheap project.
The woods used are L-R: Olive, Beech, Pink Ivory, African Blackwood and Cocobolo.
I thought of using CA glue as a finish but I find that very brittle and I reckon if dropped on a hard bathroom floor the brush would be ruined. So I opted for 5 coats of danish oil (takes a lot more time but I think it’s worth it) and then I buffed them using my Beall buffing system. With minimum care they should last for years. I used 5 min epoxy to glue in the knots.
Also managed to sell 4 of them…..so my brush cost me nothing really…..result !!
Looks like part my business will be taking a new direction as I think I’ll be making more !!
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