#241

Elite Razor
Roswell, GA
Just listed - These three brushes are excellent specimens and are now available at www.eliterazor.com.

Bois de Rose (28mm)

Bois de Rose wood is a sought-after and prized hardwood that is only found on the African island of Madagascar.  Bois de Rose is French for “rosewood” and it is in the true rosewood genus Dalbergia.  The heartwood color is a vibrant magenta or reddish purple, sometimes with darker violet-black streaks.  The overall color tend to darken with age to a deep purple to nearly black.  The wood is strong and heavy and is used extensively by luthiers for  the building of  high-end guitars.

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Teak Burl (24mm)

Teak burl grows in Burma, Thailand and India.  Most Teak is a rich, golden brown in color, but also may vary from rich brown to a deep, chocolate brown with dark, almost black, markings. The grain may be either straight or wavy, with conspicuous growth rings.  Teak most often is used in ship building and decking. Since it is acid resistant, it is used in laboratories as bench tops and chemical vats. It is also used in furniture and cabinet making and in garden furniture.

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Desert Ironwood (28mm)

Desert Ironwood only grows in the washes and valleys of the Sonoran Desert below the 2,500 foot elevation.   Desert Ironwood is very hard and dense. It actually sinks in water.  Tradition has it that carvings made from the Desert Ironwood bring good fortune and long life.  Desert Ironwood reaches maturity at 2000 years, more or less.  It was originally used by the Seri Native Americans of Mexico for tool handles.  Today the Seri Indians make carvings of desert plants and animals from the ironwood. Desert Ironwood was the original choice of material for the grips of the Colt .45 handgun.

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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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#242

Elite Razor
Roswell, GA
I had time to finish up one more brush this afternoon.  This brush has been listed and is available on my site.

Arizona Jade (26mm)

Arizona Jade, also known as Jadeite is found in areas from the southwest up to Montana.  Jade stone is very hard and was shaped into tools by Neolithic people.  The Aztecs, Mayas and other North American peoples of Mexico and Central America carved Jadeite for use as ornaments, amulets and badges of rank.

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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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#243

Elite Razor
Roswell, GA
I finished a couple of new brushes over the weekend and they have been listed and are available on my site.

Wild Horse Jasper (24mm)

Wild Horse Jasper is associated with the birthstone month of January. Wild Horse Jasper is named for the location where it is mined, at the Wild Horse Canyon in Oregon. It belongs to the family of quartz. The name is Greek in origin, meaning “spotted or speckled stone” and Jasper was a favorite gemstone of ancient times and can be traced back to Greek, Hebrew, Persian, Latin, and Assyrian literature. In mythology, Jasper is said to have powers to keep evil and fatal insect or reptile bites at bay. This particularly handsome Wild Horse Jasper stone is prized for its’ crimson and jet black veins.

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Blue and Orange Resin (26mm)

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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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#244

Elite Razor
Roswell, GA
In the midst of completing several custom pieces, I was able to finish up a few new brushes that have just been listed on my site at www.eliterazor.com.

Buckeye Burl (26mm)

Buckeye burl grows in the central states of the US.   The botanical name for the Buckeye is Aesculus, from “Aesculapius,” the name of the mythological Greek god of medicine.  The common name “Buckeye” was derived from the Native Americans who noticed that the glossy, chestnut-brown seeds with the lighter circular “eye” looked very similar to the eye of a buck (male) deer.  Some believe that the buckeye relieves rheumatism pain and provides good fortune when carried in the pockets of their garments or worn as an amulet around the neck. Instantly dubbed “buckeye” in frontier speech, the mysterious nut was used as a general cure-all for generations.  As a result, citizens of Ohio became known as “Buckeyes.” The buckeye tree was officially adapted as the state tree on October 2, 1953.
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Zebrawood (26mm)

African Zebrawood grows in Gabon, the Cameroon Republic, and the Congo.  Zebrawood is known for its highly figured heartwood. The heartwood is straw-like in color and distinctively marked with narrow veining or “streaks” of color ranging from dark brown to almost black. These streaks give the heartwood a zebra-stripe appearance.  The texture ranges from medium to coarse and has a high luster surface.  The decorative nature of this highly figured wood makes it a popular wood for high-quality veneers. Quarter-sliced veneers are used for furniture inlays, cross banding and marquetry. It also is used to produce decorative millwork.
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Brown, White and Clear Resin (24mm)

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Blue and Green Resin (24mm)

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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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#245

Elite Razor
Roswell, GA
This brush is a real beauty.  It has black and white ribbons of color running through a transparent blue.  I've included pictures of all sides to give you an idea of how the presentation of this handle changes as it turns.

I have just listed the brush on my site

Blue, Black and White (24mm)

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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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#246

Elite Razor
Roswell, GA
Just a note to let you all know that I will be out of the shop next week, planning to return on 3/10.  Any sales that occur during that week will be shipped on Monday, March 11th.

Looking forward to a week of golf and Spring training baseball.

Bob

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#247

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Have a good time Bob!
#248
(This post was last modified: 03-03-2019, 02:38 AM by Southsider.)
I have to thank you for taking time off. With 3 of your brushes now in my possession, your absence from your lathe will mean my temptation has subsided albeit on a temporary basis. Heck, take the entire month off.

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#249
Just received this beautiful brush today from Bob not only does it look great it created a great Lather and had wonderful face feel. Just the right amount of backbone with wonderfully soft tips.
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#250

Elite Razor
Roswell, GA
I'm back in the saddle and have been able to complete a couple of brushes that have been patiently awaiting my return to the shop.  These brushes have just been listed an are available at www.eliterazor.com.

Malachite - 26mm

Malachite, the famous and popular semi-precious stone is named for the Greek word for "mallow", a green herb. Its banded light and dark green designs are one-of-a-kind, and give it a unique ornamental quality unlike that of any other stone. The light and dark green bands are so distinctive that Malachite may be one of the most easily recognized minerals by the general public.

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Speckled Amber - 26mm

Speckled Amber is also known as Bony Amber due to the number of small inclusions in the Amber.  Amber is fossilized tree resin which has been appreciated for its color since Neolithic times.  The classical name for amber, electrum, is associated with a term meaning "beaming Sun”.   According to the myth, when Phaeton, son of Helios was killed, his mourning sisters became Poplar trees, and their tears became the origin of elektron, or amber.  The oldest amber recovered dates to 320 million years ago.  The oldest amber with insect inclusions comes from Lebanon and Jordan. This amber, roughly 125–135 million years old, is considered of high scientific value, providing evidence of some of the oldest sampled ecosystems.

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Blue and Green Resin - 26mm

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Blue and White Resin - 26mm

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As always, thanks for looking.

Bob

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