Help needed for stubby knot n handle.

Discussion in 'Brush Making and Restorations' started by mawashi, May 28, 2019.

    I don’t see why not. It probably won’t win any beauty pageants but who cares, right? Worst case scenario you have a functional but odd looking brush that YOU made. Best case, it actually comes out looking pretty cool and inspires you to invest in some toys to make brushes and so many other things.
     
  1. Cool, ugly is ok in my books so long as it has character.

    The brush that gave me the idea:
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    The shot glases under consideration.
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    Btw, do u know how I can source for metal or plastic cup holders for the brushes?

    Warmest regards,

    Mawashi
     
  2. Graydog

    Graydog Contributor

    So @mawashi when you make the loft lower by setting it deeper
    it will greatly affect the splay of the knot .
    I made this simple Maple Handle with a 20mm deep socket so
    you can see what affect it has the deeper you go.
    If you pm me your shipping info I will send it to you so you can experiment on your own man8.jpg
     

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  3. Hi Graydog,

    Many sincere thanks for your kind generosity.

    I'm ok with a splay that's around 60mm as I find large splays harder to accurately lather.

    I'll pm you my address,.

    Many thanks again,

    Mawashi
     
  4. Hey guys,

    I found some old junk that I think might work for a 23 or 24 mm knot.

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    And old shot glass and a pill container.
    I'll cut the pill container to around 15 mm or 20mm deep, fill in the shot glass with colored resin.


    Cheers,

    Mawashi
     
  5. Even your simple maple handle for testing purposes looks amazing. That has some great flame in the grain.

    @mawashi I'm sure someone probably mentioned this but, be sure to just use a small amount of silicone if you are testing and going to be removing the knot and resetting it. I even used a thin piece of rubber from an strethcy exercise band cut just bigger than the bottom of the knot, it made a tight enough fit to hold the knot to lather but I could easily pull the knot up a bit or press it deeper till I found the loft I liked.
     
  6. Here is the thread about the method mentioned above.
    By the way I like your shot glass idea, it would be cool to make the cylinder you're using to hold the knot look like some ice.

     
  7. Hi GAW9576,

    Graydog is very generous and I've been eyeing his brushes for a long while. He makes handles that are center piece quality.

    They're so amazing I'm afraid to shave w em.

    Your handle and reknotting of a brush is fantastic. Btw, did you seam or boil the knot as I'm thinking of that for a cheap omega knot.

    The ice look its a wonderful idea but the plastic brush holder is just a cheap medicine pill container so if the resin is clear it might show some of the ugly areas of the container or the silicon glue so, I'm thinking of adding some paint to the resin to make it opague.

    Once I get better quality plastic containers I'll try the ice or wine in cup look :)

    Many thanks GAW9576!
     
  8. I actually broke the handle with a chisel. I had set the knot with high quality two part epoxy, so I figured a chisel would be more effective than boiling. Have you seen some of my other handles.
    @Graydog is a truly gifted wood turner and an extremely generous individual.
     
  9. GAW9576, Your profile pic of the blue granite handle looks spectacular.

    I don't have the space to do wood working or else I'll happily be making tons of other stuff for myself.

    This is stuff I used to enjoy making :)
    Fishing rods
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    Cheers,

    Mawashi
     
  10. Graydog

    Graydog Contributor

    Cork can be used to make a very nice handle
     
  11. Very nice thread wraps there. You could make brush handles with thread wrap. I've often thought of doing a thread wrapped pen but have never done the thread wrapping only made pens.

    You beat me to it. And you are absolutely right.
    @mawashi If you make the handles for those rods you have everything you need to make a really cool brush handle that resembles a fishing rod handle.
     
  12. Very nice thread wraps there. You could make brush handles with thread wrap. I've often thought of doing a thread wrapped pen but have never done the thread wrapping only made pens.

    You beat me to it. And you are absolutely right.
    @mawashi If you make the handles for those rods you have everything you need to make a really cool brush handle that resembles a fishing rod handle.
     
  13. Very nice thread wraps there. You could make brush handles with thread wrap. I've often thought of doing a thread wrapped pen but have never done the thread wrapping only made pens.

    You beat me to it. And you are absolutely right.
    @mawashi If you make the handles for those rods you have everything you need to make a really cool brush handle that resembles a fishing rod handle.
     
  14. Graydog

    Graydog Contributor

    3 times Greg, you must be very happy :)
     
  15. 3 times you beat me to it?

    @mawashi I forgot to mention the handle in my profile pic isn't granite, although I'm very happy that it looks like it is. It is actually from a blank I made out of black linen from the fabric store soaked in fiberglass resin, sprinkled with brass shavings then crammed I to a plastic jar.
    I had well over 20 hours of work into that handle. It now belongs to my friend.
    And thank you for the compliment.
     
  16. Graydog

    Graydog Contributor

    Your post shows up 3 times :)

     
  17. Ha. I don't know how that happened but it's kinda funny. I obviously didn't see it till you showed me. Should I try deleting the duplicates or just leave them be?
    And good morning. Hope everything is going well in your neck of the woods.
    I'm getting ready to go outside and work on my chicken coop some more.
     
  18. Graydog

    Graydog Contributor

    The stew will change it
     
  19. I guess they will have to. I no longer have the option to do it myself. Sorry Guys.
     

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