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Rudy Vey Custom Shaving Brushes and Restorations

To be honest it was just something I did as a fun project with some spare time I had, nothing was asked for in return - I'm just a fan of his work :) Rudy being the gentleman he is simply asked for my postal address at the end of it all and just over a week later a small package arrives all the way at my doorstep here in Australia:







TGN Finest Badger 22mm in Red Boxelder Burl :001_tt1:

Thanks very much Rudy! Absolutely thrilled with my very own RV Custom. The pictures don't do it justice, it is even more stunning in person!
Wow that brush looks amazing! I think the logo looks great too.
 
I see the term 'stabilized' in some of the brush descriptions. What does that mean when talking about a brush?
"Wood Stabilization is pressure impregnation process with a heat curable polymer resin, and has many potential benefits:

# Brings out the beauty of the wood by adding contrast to the grain and figuring.
# Reduce end grain tear out
# Hardens soft or spalted woods
# Significantly reduces effects of humidity changes
# Reduces finishing time (varies with species)
# Greatly improved dimensional stability for burls and highly figured woods
# Please note that stabilizing will not repair cracks and holes"

-lifted from a web page on the subject
 
No worries, I had a good idea, but to be honest I was curious too.

It think we have all fallen pray to that a time or too. I would love a "glass jar" I just dont know what knot to have put in it.
 

Rudy Vey

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Can we send our Brushes back to get the logo on them?

JB
We are working on a solution to hold the finished brush while engraving. The handles are just set on their top, but the hair would not allow this, even stiff boar hair...:lol:
As soon as we have a way, I let you guys know.
 

Rudy Vey

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"Wood Stabilization is pressure impregnation process with a heat curable polymer resin, and has many potential benefits:

# Brings out the beauty of the wood by adding contrast to the grain and figuring.
# Reduce end grain tear out
# Hardens soft or spalted woods
# Significantly reduces effects of humidity changes
# Reduces finishing time (varies with species)
# Greatly improved dimensional stability for burls and highly figured woods
# Please note that stabilizing will not repair cracks and holes"

-lifted from a web page on the subject
Thanks for posting this explanation, I am a bit limited right now with internet access as I am out of the country on business (in my real job...):001_rolle
 
Thanks for posting this explanation, I am a bit limited right now with internet access as I am out of the country on business (in my real job...):001_rolle
Anytime, its the least I could do after you have fed me invaluable info on multiple occasions.
 
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Rudy: Feel free to post pictures of my brush when done. Otherwise, I will have to have one of my kids do it for me.:blush:Regards, Bradley
 

Rudy Vey

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Rudy: Feel free to post pictures of my brush when done. Otherwise, I will have to have one of my kids do it for me.:blush:Regards, Bradley
Here is my second Kent BK4 "surgery". Bradley sent me the Kent brush and I performed the same operation I did before on another Kent BK4: removal of the knot and then installing it at a decent ( say "usable") loft so the brush can be used for face lathering. The loft of the "new" Kent/RV BK4 is 48 mm.
The new handle is made from a piece of exceptional gorgeous piece of natural gold colored stabilized Boxelder Burl in the Tulip shape.
 
Rudy: Thanks for doing such a beautiful job improving my BK4! I liked the brush before, but know that I will love the Kent/RV. Lucky me.:thumbup: Regards, Bradley
 
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