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 Post subject: Another Shaving Brush Handle.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:20 pm 
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Finished turning a new brush yesterday in my favorite tall shape. I used a wood block from Southeast Asia called Afzelia Xylay aka alligator skin that comes from the Afzelia xylocarpa tree. The 3d grain and color is just beautiful and deserved a nice super gloss coating of superglue. Now to the hard part, decide what knot to set for 24mm. I'm thinking a 3-band High Mountain White.

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 Post subject: Re: Another Shaving Brush Handle.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:42 pm 
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That's either a GIANT handle, or a tiny anvil. :)

Looks very nice....I keep telling myself I'm going to turn a handle and make a brush....but I never do.



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 Post subject: Re: Another Shaving Brush Handle.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:47 pm 
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Thanks Adam. you should indeed turn a brush handle. if u have any questions about it just ask.



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 Post subject: Re: Another Shaving Brush Handle.
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Beautiful. Do you apply the CA while spinning, or after its off the lathe?


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 Post subject: Re: Another Shaving Brush Handle.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:05 pm 
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Thanks Kalaeb. I don't like CA. i use loctite 406. and i have a low speed on the lathe so the handle spins while i apply the glue above the handle and use my other hand with a rubberglove under the handle to get even coats. but this needs to be done fast cuz the 406 starts to harden rather quick so i just go back and forth once with the finger under the handle and then let the glue spread out evenly by it self and when i do that i turn off the lathe and just spin the spider on the lathe by hand slowly til the glue is hard. then repeat around 6 to 8 times.



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 Post subject: Re: Another Shaving Brush Handle.
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Try using a papertowel to spread the glue? I tried it on some wood handles with a CA Finish and it worked pretty well. I got the handle with a good amount of glue, folded over a paper towel several times and quickly wiped it down. The paper towel gets soaked with the glue and will often stick to my finger, but not to the piece unless it's held in the same spot too long. I was using the thick gel type Super Glue or Medium IIRC.


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 Post subject: Re: Another Shaving Brush Handle.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:18 pm 
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Loctite 406 is faster drying then the CA. need to use rubber. i dont like CA cuz i seen so many examples of it fail later on. the finish is not as clear either.



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 Post subject: Re: Another Shaving Brush Handle.
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Yeah, I usually hand sand to 2000, then buff, then tung oil rub in like 5 coats for stabilized wood. Glossy finishes don't always hold up well in a kitchen environment, so I go for more of a semi shiny satin finish. But I do like the looks of the hi gloss stuff!! Especially with fancy woods!


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 Post subject: Re: Another Shaving Brush Handle.
PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:35 pm 
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Yea the glossy finishes suits better for a show piece. Oil finish is better on a workhorse.



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