I just purchased a Shavemac 220 Silvertip Badger 28mm from Vintage Blades and was wondering how should I go about storing the brush. I know you aren't supposed to store the brush on it's base; however I can't justify spending another $40 on a stand. It looks as if I want to buy a stand for such a large brush, I need to drop about $40. Is there a cheaper or "homemade" way to do this without dropping $40 on a brush stand? All ideas are welcome.