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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby vferdman » Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:33 am

Another addition to my Etsy shop is this brush made with "Moonstone" ("Blue Pearl") and "Black Peacock" resins. Two band finest knot set a bit higher than usual.

Brush Dimensions (approximate):

Total height: 118mm
Handle: 65mm
Loft: 53mm
Knot: 26mm

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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby vferdman » Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:20 am

I have created a new brush by custom order. This one is a very large barber style two band badger brush. Bottom is "Abalone" resin, top is "Black Peacock" resin and center ring is "Moonstone" resin.

Dimensions:

Total height: 139mm
Handle: 83mm
Loft: 56mm
Knot: 33mm

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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby vferdman » Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:56 am

I have recently performed some interesting grafting for a customer of mine. He had some brushes that he liked, but wanted to give them a some flair as well as convert them into barber style brushes. So he had some help cutting off the top parts of the brushes and had me make the bottom parts out of more colorful resins and glue the tops into the bottoms creating barber style brushes. This was the first project of this kind I have done and I think it came out very well. The customer is very happy.

Here are some pictures of the first brush (vintage butterscotch in best badger).

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Here is the second brush (modern day custom with two band badger he bought NOT from me).

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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby vferdman » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:34 am

I have created a new brush for my Etsy store. It is made with some of my old stock of Dymondwood and two band finest badger knot. The Dymondwood (proper) is no longer available and this is some of the last of my stash. I still have some left, but after it's gone, it's gone. I have seen similar products on the market, but none is the same as this. This stuff is made of very precisely cut 1/16" layers that are dyed and stabilized with resin. I finished the handle with 9 coats of CA and polished to high gloss. Dymondwood is pretty well waterproof to begin with, but with my CA treatment it's completely sealed. I use CA to seal the knot opening before setting the knot.

Brush Dimensions (approximate):

Total height: 101mm
Handle: 53mm
Loft: 48mm
Knot: 26mm bulb shape

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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby vferdman » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:41 am

Here is another Dymondwood brush. Same handle finish (9 coats of CA polished to high gloss) and two band badger knot.

Brush Dimensions (approximate):

Total height: 100mm
Handle: 52mm
Loft: 48mm
Knot: 26mm bulb shape

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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby vferdman » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:51 am

I have created two new brushes. One is a custom order made with Omega Pro 48 knot and the other is for my Etsy shop and is a large, dense two band badger.

Boar custom first. I love making these boar brushes. I use one myself as one of my personal favorites. Those Omega Pro knots are some of the very best boar knots sold. The handle is made with Black olive on the bottom and Moonstone (aka Blue Pearl) on top.

Brush Dimensions (approximate):

Total height: 138mm
Handle: 80mm
Loft: 58mm
Knot: 28mm

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Now the badger in my Etsy shop. This one is made with Black Olive and Gold Coast resins and TGN two band finest fan shaped knot. this is one of the best TGN two band finest knots I have seen and I've been buying knots from then for over 4 years. This one is dense, soft tipped and beautifully shaped.

Brush Dimensions (approximate):

Total height: 125mm
Handle: 73mm
Loft: 52mm
Knot: 29mm

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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby vferdman » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:43 am

I have made a brush by custom order. This one is made with Indian Ebony on top, Cocobolo on the bottom and the synthetic "Game Changer" knot.

Approximate dimensions:

Total height: 136mm
Handle height: 83mm
Loft: 53mm
Knot: 29mm


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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby vferdman » Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:34 pm

I have just finished working on a custom order. This one is in African Blackwood and two band badger knot. Finish is 9 coats of CA sanded and polished to a glass-like shine.

Dimesions:

Total height: 101mm
Handle height: 53mm
Loft: 48mm
Knot: 28mm

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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby vferdman » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:44 am

I have just finished a new brush for my Etsy shop inventory. This one is made with Royal Jacaranda Dymondwood rod I still have from years ago before the factory burned down. It is now unobtanium and it's too bad. This is wonderful material It's 1/16" thick colored layers of wood stabilized with resin. This material looks like wood, but is really more like resin in all respects. It's waterproof, dense, practically unbreakable and very pretty. I still finish the handles with CA like I would with wood, but only to get that glass-like shine out. The knot opening is also sealed with CA (like on my wooden handles). This one is in Chubby style and has an appropriate 29mm two band knot installed.

Brush Dimensions (approximate):

Total height: 102mm
Handle: 52mm
Loft: 50mm
Knot: 29mm bulb shape

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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby vferdman » Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:17 pm

I decided to create some brushes from exotic woods. I really love the wood, the way it looks and feels, but for some reason they do not sell as well as resin. Be that as it may, I have decided to go for it. I've created six new brushes. Four badgers and two boars. I will post five of them now and the last in the next day or two. Hope you enjoy these. Please leave useful comments, especially pertaining to your preference of resin to wood or visa versa.

First brush is Cocobolo and Ebony combination that I really love. Knot is two band finest.

Brush Dimensions (approximate):

Total height: 121mm
Handle: 70mm
Loft: 51mm
Knot: 28mm bulb shape

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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby vferdman » Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:38 pm

Next up is one of my favorite ways to create a boar brush. Take Omega 49 Pro, harvest the knot, remove the plastic ring and set the loft around 60mm in a beautiful handle. This time the handle is made of Katalox (bottom) and Burmese rosewood. This is a big and beautiful brush. Heavy and comfortable.

Brush Dimensions (approximate):

Total height: 143mm
Handle: 82mm
Loft: 61mm
Knot: 28mm

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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby vferdman » Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:44 pm

Next, a brush made with Burmese Rosewood on the bottom of the handle and Ebony on top. This is a longer handle, great for bowl lathering. Two band finest badger knot.

Brush Dimensions (approximate):

Total height: 121mm
Handle: 70mm
Loft: 51mm
Knot: 26mm bulb shape

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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby vferdman » Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:49 pm

Another Omega boar brush. Made with Omega 49 Pro knot. This one is done in an Ever-Ready 100T hourglass shape. African Rosewood on the bottom, Resin Burl on top.

Brush Dimensions (approximate):

Total height: 132mm
Handle: 72mm
Loft: 60mm
Knot: 28mm

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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby vferdman » Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:56 pm

The last one for today is another Ever-Ready 100T hourglass handle, but this time with an awesome two band finest fan shaped knot. African Blackwood on the bottom, Burmese Rosewood on top.

Brush Dimensions (approximate):

Total height: 107mm
Handle: 58mm
Loft: 49mm
Knot: 28mm fan shape

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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby vferdman » Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:57 am

Another in my series of dual tone wooden brushes. This one has Grey Box Burl on top and Ebony on the bottom. Finish is multiple coats of CA sanded and polished. Two band finest badger knot.

Brush Dimensions (approximate):

Total height: 116mm
Handle: 67mm
Loft: 49mm
Knot: 28mm Bulb shape

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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby vferdman » Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:55 am

Just finished a new brush in Black Peacock resin. Two band finest badger.

Brush Dimensions (approximate):


Total height: 107mm
Handle: 58mm
Loft: 49mm
Knot: 29mm Bulb shape


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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby vferdman » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:36 am

Just completed a new brush for my Etsy store. This one is in "Molten Metal" resin with two band finest badger knot.

Brush Dimensions (approximate):

Total height: 102mm
Handle: 55mm
Loft: 47mm
Knot: 25mm Bulb shape

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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby vferdman » Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:50 am

I just completed two custom brushes.

First is in Butterscotch Pearl with two band finest badger (fan shaped knot)

Brush dimensions (approximate):

Total height: 106mm
Handle height: 58mm
Loft height: 48mm
Knot: 26mm

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Second one is in Dyna Blue resin with two band finest badger knot.

Brush dimensions (approximate):

Total height: 103mm
Handle height: 55mm
Loft height: 48mm
Knot: 25mm


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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby vferdman » Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:11 am

New brush in my Etsy store. This one is made with Moonstone resin on top and Black Peacock on the bottom. Two band finest badger knot.

Brush dimensions (approximate):

Total height: 110mm
Handle height: 60mm
Loft height: 50mm
Knot: 28mm

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Re: Restored and shop-made shaving brushes

Postby vferdman » Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:57 pm

I have completed a new brush for custom order. This one has Faux Ivory on top and Butterscotch Pearl on the bottom. The knot is the black synthetic.


Brush dimensions (approximate):

Total height: 102mm
Handle height: 53mm
Loft height: 49mm
Knot: 27mm

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