Maggard 24mm SHD Bulb

Discussion in 'Brush Making and Restorations' started by Graydog, May 22, 2019.

  1. Graydog

    Graydog Contributor

    I made this handle and was waiting for Maggard to come out with the SHD Bulb
    2 Band . They did and I did put it in .
    My initial thoughts about it are
    Very Nice Face feel with just the right amount of Backbone
    Super soft tips
    Makes Lather with the best of them.
    I am going to the battles right now with my other 2 band Brushes and I will
    have more thoughts when I have used it in a few more battles .
    I like my older 2 band s from Maggard and I am still wondering if it is worth the price jump for me or not .
    Awhile back I did a test with 3 different 2 Band knots called Bang for The Buck
    My Favorite at that time is going up against this new 24mm SHD and Like I said I will give you my thoughts in a few days . Bang test2.jpg

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  2. ralph029

    ralph029 Contributor

    I really like the color and grain contrasts. Very nice sir.
  3. Every time I see one of your brushes it inspires me and I want to do more turning. Unfortunately I have many projects taking up my time right now.
    You are a truly talented wood worker.
  4. Looks fantastic. Another great handle.

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  5. beautiful handle and knot.

    BTW, I was thinking I would reknot the great handle you sent me with either this or the fan. I also used some very fine micromesh to polish the finish a bit. came out great.

    what was the diameter of that handle hole when you used the 24mm knot? 26mm hole ?

    DCRIII Contributor

    That's an absolute beauty Steve! I love the color and the shape is very sleek, and if I dare say, sexy looking!
  7. ajkel64

    ajkel64 Ambassador

    Lovely, just lovely. Your handles are amazing.
  8. Graydog

    Graydog Contributor

    So today another shave and great lather .
    I used a older Maggard 2 band 24mm vs the SHD 24mm
    The SHD felt fuller on my face but the older 2 band was very nice also
    Both made great lathers with CC Venture and both released it with no problems at all
    The SHD has softer tips and a more Luxurious feel on My Face with just the right amount of backbone .
    I do prefer this bulb shape knot over the SHD fan .
  9. Interesting that the is a noticeable difference In feel between the two SHD knots. I thought it would be more of a visual appeal than a difference in feel.
  10. GD that handle is beautiful. Whats the wood and how many layers of CA does it have?
  11. Graydog

    Graydog Contributor

    Bocotoe, Purple heart, Cocobolo , Ash , Maple .
    Around 12-14 coats of CA and then buffing with fine scratch remover polish .
  12. Graydog

    Graydog Contributor

  13. Graydog

    Graydog Contributor

    Thanks for The kind words
  14. Graydog

    Graydog Contributor

    The detail gouge is one of my favorite tools and let me put a small cove and a small bead that makes it for me
  15. Great work! :a14::a14:
  16. Steve, you rock!

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