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Lefty
10-17-2013, 09:57 PM
While I was letting some sayas get all glued up, I decided I wanted to make a shaving brush. I'll be setting in a 22-24mm knot, at a nice and low 48mm, give or take. I can't stop holding this piece, and looking at it. It feels damn nice in hand, and to be honest, I just love making things - useful things.

Here's the handle, all finished up. It's much shinier in real life, but the lighting in my kitchen is only average, at best. :) It's one solid piece of ebony, and yes, I'll be selling these when I get them made, sporadically. Well, likely not this one....

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/Lefty-T/64AAA89E-472D-446D-8EA1-A42505E80529-135-0000000EE37B46C9_zps4e6488f6.jpg

Let me know what you think!

Lefty
10-17-2013, 11:06 PM
Just because...I don't own a lathe. :D

Baby Huey
10-17-2013, 11:44 PM
Awesome. I would probably pick one up. Great work.

Lucretia
10-17-2013, 11:46 PM
I'd need it a little longer. Then it would be a dandy little club to tap hubby's forehead to get his attention...

tripleq
10-18-2013, 07:47 AM
Nice! Show us a pic when you set the knot. I wonder if Dave's board wax mix would be practical for wooden brush handles?

Lefty
10-18-2013, 08:08 AM
I will, for sure. It might work, but something more along the lines of Danish Oil might be better. I'm still trying to decide what's best.

skiajl6297
10-18-2013, 08:31 AM
I'd totally be interested in one of these. Beautiful work!

bear1889
10-18-2013, 12:31 PM
From one that has a full beard.....doesn't it need bristles? Looks great.

chinacats
10-18-2013, 01:14 PM
no lathe?

Lefty
10-18-2013, 02:26 PM
Here it is all finished up. I got my stamp on the bottom and everything. :D

The knot is a Super Badger, with a 24mm x 48mm setting. As always, I'd love your thoughts.

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/Lefty-T/15E62E19-2473-49E2-878B-45488F06F5A4-612-0000011A8ED0F8B4_zps30cf6c15.jpg

tripleq
10-18-2013, 02:29 PM
My thoughts? I think its beautiful Tom.

apicius9
10-18-2013, 02:53 PM
You did that without a lathe? Are you nuts? ;) Looks nice.

Stefan

Mucho Bocho
10-18-2013, 03:23 PM
Tom, You have my address correct? Oh you didn't say if it was for sale. If its not, you're going to have to make more. Very nice shape.

Lefty
10-18-2013, 03:30 PM
Yeah, lathes are expensive, and I'm not in the business of making brushes...yet. :D

Thanks for the comments, guys. I really do appreciate them. I realized that this shape is basically the Stanley Cup, turned on its head. Who knew the coolest trophy in sports was such a practical shape?

Also, I do plan on making these for sale, when I need a break from knife/saya work, but I'm a bit lost on pricing. I'm no Rudy Vey (not even close), so it's tough to price them out, as a result of the increasing knot prices.

Mr.Svinarich
10-18-2013, 04:46 PM
Nice Brush, now lets have a matching razor!

Lefty
10-18-2013, 05:19 PM
I have a Sheffield in need of some scales.... :D

Mr.Magnus
10-18-2013, 07:07 PM
Great looking brush! well done Tom :)

Igasho
10-20-2013, 04:23 PM
I think I'd be in for a sharpandshiny brush :D

Don Nguyen
10-20-2013, 10:15 PM
So Tom when are we going to see a SharpnShiny knife????

Michael Rader
10-20-2013, 10:24 PM
I might know a guy with a small, small lathe that would be perfect for those....
:-)

Lefty
10-20-2013, 10:33 PM
Wait...really?

Lefty
10-26-2013, 05:54 PM
Here's another one I just finished up. I'm waiting on knots to come straight from the source, but this is made for a 22mm Finest Badger, and will be set around 45mm for a dream face-latherer. I had time while gluing up a couple sayas, and this happened. It's my take on a Persian Jar (one of my favourite shapes), made out of stabilized satinwood from Dream Burls.

As always, comments welcomed. Oh, and I still don't have a lathe. Haha.

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/Lefty-T/7353C370-6E5C-4027-98D4-3F840C694BAE-1795-0000029172267C67_zps55e55d23.jpg

tripleq
10-26-2013, 06:07 PM
Looks great Tom. I have a TGN 22mm finest. Good choice. I sincerely like the handle.

Lefty
11-12-2013, 05:32 PM
The last handle (PJ) went in the trash. It didn't end up being symmetrical, and well, it was boring. Michael Rader sent me a mini-lathe, as a gift, and I'm paying him back with a brush. He asked for nothing, but that would be awfully rude. Here's the handle I just made for him, today.

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc399/Lefty-T/EB7F0B6C-8451-4238-BDE0-ADB3195C063A-246-00000019ADBD705A_zpsf10f9379.jpg

All pores were filled with CA, and it's been finished up to 800 grit wet/dry, with a bit of gunstock oil.

Let me know what you all think. Once my knots come in, this is getting a 24mm Silvertip Badger, set at about 48-50mm.

Thanks, guys!

Pensacola Tiger
11-12-2013, 05:57 PM
Nice handle, Tom! What's the wood?

Nmko
11-12-2013, 07:59 PM
WOW... Tom these are amazing!

Now make a citrus reamer!

Lefty
11-12-2013, 09:12 PM
It seems silly...just silly enough that I might actually do it!

And thanks, guys.

marc4pt0
11-13-2013, 12:29 AM
Very stunning, Tom! But do I understand you correctly that the second one you posted a pic of ended up in the trash? I kind of kind the subtleties if its shape. Bah, what do I know?

And a citrus reamer would be awesome. Then maybe an oyster shucker!