My brush/razor stand

Discussion in 'Workshop and Restorations' started by Tzimisce, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. Tzimisce

    Tzimisce Veteran

    Location:
    Greece
    My main goal in shaving is to have a standard number of razors/brushes (working on the soaps but it doesn't seem to go well :D ) so I made a fixed number brush/razor stand.

    The wood used is olive tree wood because... I just love the waves this wood has.
    The main concept is to hold 6 brushes + 2 razors + have room for a straight or two on top.
    Then, at the bottom, plenty of room for alum block, blades, a spatula for my creams etc.

    Everything is in place and today, when I go home, I will start painting and finishing it.
    Tomorrow, if everything go right, more photos will be uploaded. :)

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  2. Blademonkey

    Blademonkey Guru

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    Cornwall
    A great shaving station. :) P.
     
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  3. Quique

    Quique Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Madrid
    Goog job!! :okay:
     
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  4. Brilliant!:bravo:
     
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  5. Redrock

    Redrock Guru

    Location:
    Northern Va.
    Neat stand. Beautiful wood. I love the grain. Excellent job.:thumbsup:
     
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  6. Tzimisce

    Tzimisce Veteran

    Location:
    Greece
    Thank you gents!
    Humidity was too high and painting/drying takes more time than expected...
    So, till it dries (my main free time is during weekends), I can give some more clues (and photos).
    To get solid planks with the same grain is really difficult, so I had to shred 4 logs (I went to a real woodworker for this :) ).
    Logs stored for 3 years, but still hiding "surprises" in them.
    They were cut at 1.3cm so as to go to 1cm with the sander (No 180, 320 and 700).
    Then I applied 2 passes of colorless water preservative and then 3 passes of colorless mat water varnish.

    Photos with the brushes on them, when the odor of the paint will be gone completely, since I don't want my brushes to smell varnish. :)

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  7. Blademonkey

    Blademonkey Guru

    Location:
    Cornwall
    Wonderful grain, it adds loads to the finnished peice..P.
     
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  8. Tzimisce

    Tzimisce Veteran

    Location:
    Greece
    Painted and loaded. :)
    With some items near it so as to understand the size.
    The hole for Futur had to be a little larger, but now that I see it, I don't know if I like it this way or the way 34C sits... :D
    The small wooden bowl is hand made, first attempth for a soap bowl that went wrong and it is too small to be used.
    It took 7 passes of paint so as to become smooth, but I can say that photos are not so good as it is in real life

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    Last edited: Jul 21, 2018
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  9. Redrock

    Redrock Guru

    Location:
    Northern Va.
    Very, very nice. Beautiful wood and workmanship. I have made a number of brush stands but have always hung the brushes by the narrow part of the handle. I am going to give this a try.
     
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  10. Tzimisce

    Tzimisce Veteran

    Location:
    Greece
    Thank you.
    The narrow part of the handle is not so standart.
    But I found that the part that connects to the knot is about 33mm.
    This is why I choose to hang them from there.

    Only a 30mm Yaqi has problems standing there, but I do not use it anyway, so, who bothers? :D
    You just have to use a wood router at the bottom of the base so as not to have problems with the knot.
    Also, using the router at the top, helps the brushes to stand still.
     
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  11. Redrock

    Redrock Guru

    Location:
    Northern Va.
    @Tzimisce Good point. The diameter of the handle varies, at times greatly, from manufacturer to manufacturer. I made these two templates to help me determine the cut-out for the handle and knot. Like your stand, it looks like a 32mm or 33mm slot will work nicely for most bushes. I like the way you beveled the openings so the handle sort of "nestles" in to the holder. Your method is much better since you don't have to make a different size slot. Good job.:)

    Ed K.

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  12. Tzimisce

    Tzimisce Veteran

    Location:
    Greece
    Actually, the only brush that needs a 33mm opening is Yaqi.
    But even Kent infinity stands well on 33mm, so, this was my "sweet spot".
    To open holes according to your brushes is wrong, since every brush will have a specific slot. Are we going to have these brushes in 6 months from now? :D
     
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  13. Nishy

    Nishy Forum GOD! Staff Member

    Lovely work
     
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  14. daveinsweethome

    daveinsweethome Veteran

    Location:
    oregon, usa
    wonderful presentation. a ton of thought and beautiful execution. I love olivewood too
     
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  15. Tzimisce

    Tzimisce Veteran

    Location:
    Greece
    Next material to play with.
    I already know what to do with it, though I don't know when I will find the time.
    Maybe in September. :)

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