Hand made brushes

Discussion in 'Workshop and Restorations' started by Britva, May 7, 2018.

  1. Britva

    Britva Eats steel for lunch

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    Those who follow me on Instagram know I fiddle with all things wet shaving. I generally restore straight razors as my main point of interest, but I need a break from it every once in a while. So thought these would be a good idea, for a change.

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    So having tried and owned some high end, very expensive brushes, as well as some more common ones, I realized I can’t settle for just any generic knot. Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done (or at least it was about a year or two ago), but I eventually managed to get my hands on some loose badger hair.

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    So now, I can play with density, glue, lofts and what have you...

    I’ll post some more as I get them done. Badgers are more interesting, but I did make a few synthetics as well.

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    I do quite enjoy working with the clay (black and porcelain), as the outcome is often unpredictable, resulting in beautiful, unique pieces. I don’t turn them myself, I don’t have the skills for that, but I provide designs and guidance... and a very strict QC hah!
     
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  2. Quique

    Quique Forum GOD!

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    Madrid
    Nice work!!
     
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  3. Nishy

    Nishy Forum GOD! Staff Member

    Well done
     
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  4. MPH

    MPH Forum GOD!

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    They look lovely!!! Great work! :)
     
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  5. struttura.originaria

    struttura.originaria Legendary Member

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    Milano (ITALY)
    Congrats :okay:
     
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  6. Thug

    Thug Forum GOD!

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    Johannesburg, RSA
    Unique looking, very nice!
     
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  7. morr

    morr Forum GOD!

    Wonderful!
     
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  8. Wayne

    Wayne Forum Sod

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I follow you on Instagram and have followed these brushes when you have posted. Very nice work Sir.
     
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  9. Holyzeus

    Holyzeus TSR reject

    Hi mate
    Very nice looking indeed, easier to obtain than a Varlet...? :wink:
     
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  10. captain_hx

    captain_hx Thalassophile

    Very nice![​IMG]
     
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  11. Britva

    Britva Eats steel for lunch

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    Planet Earth
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    Thanks good people, much appreciated. Here goes another!
     
  12. Britva

    Britva Eats steel for lunch

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    30x52mm, hopefully you can judge the density by the photo.
     
  13. Holyzeus

    Holyzeus TSR reject

    Ooh likey
     
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  14. Mikey J

    Mikey J Forum HOG!

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    Manchester
    Not many people can claim that they hand tie their own knots! Bravo! :notworthy:
     
  15. Britva

    Britva Eats steel for lunch

    Location:
    Planet Earth
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    I showed this to a friend, he said “Have you tried to tie a fan? I suppose the middle one should be it....”

    I said “Stefan, they are all supposed to be fan!”

    Thanks for the compliment, I do like all of them for their individual properties, but I am far from claiming I can tie knots properly hehe
     
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