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brendan stemp
3rd Feb 2011, 12:53 PM
Has anyone had any experience with the shaving brush and blade holder kits one can buy and add handle to?

RETIRED
3rd Feb 2011, 01:06 PM
I don't use them. :whistling2::D

Barry_White
3rd Feb 2011, 01:18 PM
I don't use them. :whistling2::D

I wonder why oh bearded one?

rsser
3rd Feb 2011, 01:24 PM
Why spend months of your life staring at your soap-covered mug in the mirror?

Ozkaban
3rd Feb 2011, 01:31 PM
Has anyone had any experience with the shaving brush and blade holder kits one can buy and add handle to?

I've seen them on websites, and been interested, but it is only for the 3-blade one. My shaver has 47-and-a-half blades in the stupid things, so it's not compatible with the cost-more-than-their-weight-in-gold blades... I'd be interested to hear how they go though.

Cheers,
Dave

ticklingmedusa
3rd Feb 2011, 02:15 PM
This link will take you to a reputable supplier that advertises sometimes in the AAW magazine American Woodturner.
The items I looked at appeared to be premium quality.
I hope this is useful.
http://www.thegoldennib.com/
John

issatree
3rd Feb 2011, 07:50 PM
Hi All,

B#$%^&**er the Shaving. Why waste Water or Power.
Regards,
issatree.

dai sensei
3rd Feb 2011, 07:55 PM
There are a few suppliers of high end product around, and from the other forums to which I belong, there are quite a few that have made enviable products. It would have been a perfect gift for my father, if he was still alive, not sure how many people are around of the correct generation that use them :-.

NeilS
7th Feb 2011, 12:19 PM
Had look at making shaving brushes a few years ago, but didn't proceed with the idea.

Reckon there would be a niche market for them, particularly with wealthy overseas tourists, but you don't see them in galleries or tourist shops here. A small locked display case with brush handles made from our specy indigenous woods should work quite well.

The specialist shops may also be interested. e.g (http://www.mensbiz.com.au/shop/shave/shaving-brushes/cat_26.html).

What stopped me from proceeding was some qualms I had over the bristles used in the top end brushes. The premium brushes all use badger hair knots and I wasn't convinced that I would be comfortable with how they are sourced. If I could have found an acceptable Australian alternative bristle source that I was confident about I may have given the idea a go.

I hope you find something that works for you, Brendan, as I'm sure you will quickly win a profile in the premium shaving brush community.

A Duke
7th Feb 2011, 01:11 PM
Hi,
Funny how you have had more spam from the bearded weirdies, including myself than answers to your query.
Regards

brendan stemp
8th Feb 2011, 07:26 PM
Hi,
Funny how you have had more spam from the bearded weirdies, including myself than answers to your query.
Regards

I'm glad you said it. I guess there ain't many out there that have tried them out. I might have to go it on my own. I still enjoy a good shave (not every day though) and think it would be more enjoyable with some good looking gear.

brendan stemp
8th Feb 2011, 07:29 PM
What stopped me from proceeding was some qualms I had over the bristles used in the top end brushes. The premium brushes all use badger hair knots and I wasn't convinced that I would be comfortable with how they are sourced. If I could have found an acceptable Australian alternative bristle source that I was confident about I may have given the idea a go.


From what I have found (via the ever reliable Wikapedia) badger bristle mainly comes from China where it sourced sustainably.

hughie
8th Feb 2011, 07:38 PM
Brendan,

There a few forums around for blades shavers ie cutthroat razors. I cruised around them when I was selling my cutthroat razor last year. It might be a avenue of sales etc for you.


real newb question - 'cut throat' razor? - Straight Razor Place Forums (http://www.straightrazorplace.com/forums/beginners/43817-real-newb-question-cut-throat-razor.html)
Straight razor refurbishment (http://www.britishblades.com/forums/showthread.php?35617-Straight-razor-refurbishment)

further info
Cut throat razors online - traditional cut-throat razor, buy online cut throats (http://www.executive-shaving.co.uk/cut-throat-razor.php)
Straight razor shaving/ trimming for the bearded. in General Discussion Forum (http://jefffsbeardboard.yuku.com/topic/10747/Straight-razor-shaving-trimming-for-the-bearded-)

rsser
10th Feb 2011, 02:18 PM
Brendan, don't believe what you read in Wikipedia.

It's just a step above vanity publishing.

greyhound
16th Feb 2011, 02:32 PM
Brendan
This is something i have been thiking about for some time want one for myself had a look at the web site(golden nib) and will get one of the cheaper knots and make one up.
What type of finish would you suggest to make it water resistance?
graham

pommyphil
16th Feb 2011, 05:52 PM
Maybe a survey of badgers to see what they think is "sustainable".

bowl-basher
16th Feb 2011, 09:29 PM
Brendan
This is something i have been thiking about for some time want one for myself had a look at the web site(golden nib) and will get one of the cheaper knots and make one up.
What type of finish would you suggest to make it water resistance?
graham

Graham
I would look at one of the 2 part poly finishes such as "Rustins Plastic coat"
Australia (http://www.rustins.com.au/rustins/rustinsplasticcoating%20p1.htm) try this link

I use nothing but on my pens and can recomend the finish
Regards
Bowl-Basher

greyhound
17th Feb 2011, 08:34 AM
Graham
I would look at one of the 2 part poly finishes such as "Rustins Plastic coat"
Australia (http://www.rustins.com.au/rustins/rustinsplasticcoating%20p1.htm) try this link

I use nothing but on my pens and can recomend the finish
Regards
Bowl-Basher

Thanks will check it out ,as this is a 2 part system it should have a long shelf life?
graham

Mulgabill
17th Feb 2011, 05:53 PM
Brendan , no doubt you have seen this article, however just in case Shaving and Make Up Brushes - The Woodworkers Institute (http://www.woodworkersinstitute.com/page.asp?p=779)

rhancock
17th Feb 2011, 09:09 PM
I did a training session with Steve (toolbagsplus) earlier in the year, and he introduced me to a turner down there, who turns brushes, and makes badger hair brushes from them. A thing of beauty without a doubt! Maybe if you PM Steve, he'll put you in touch?