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#1
They're also going to be the last two I tied myself. Big Grin

First one I did about a week and a half ago. It's on the left.
The second one I did today. It's on the right in the beehive handle.

I bought the badger hair on Etsy from EM's place.

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The first one took me so long to do. Almost 3 hours. It's a great performer, but it's definitely got a face for radio...

The second one took me about 2 hours today and I must say I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I spent a lot of time shaping the knot. I used a shot glass to get the general shape and then tied it. Next I trimmed it quite a bit off the bottom and did a little bit of hand shaping by eye before using epoxy to set the final shape. I epoxied it into the handle.

Here is how it looked before its first bath.

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-Todd
#2

Vintage Razor Fan
Southwestern NY
I think they look great, Todd!

Congrats on this project. Tying badger knots is something I've always been curious about. Thanks for sharing your work!

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#3
Well done. The beehive looks particularly nice. Enjoy.

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Nashville, TN
Good for you. I've come to learn that making these shaving items we love is quite a task until you get the hang of it.

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#5
Great work. That one on the right looks like something I would buy.

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#6

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Ferndale, MI
Nice job man! I love these type of shaving related DIY projects. How is the hair on those?

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- Jeff
#7
(07-19-2018, 01:56 AM)Hobbyist Wrote: Great work. That one on the right looks like something I would buy.

+1

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#8
Great work, Todd, and the brushes look wonderful. Smile

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Hondo TX USA
I'm impressed! Well done!

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#10
(07-19-2018, 02:23 AM)wyze0ne Wrote: Nice job man! I love these type of shaving related DIY projects. How is the hair on those?


Thanks guys. Rudy Vey made that beehive handle.

The hair itself is very nice. Very soft and I made them as dense as I could so, even the one on the left, feels like a champ in use. Not too soft or at all floppy. I didn't detect any scritch or scratch.

The hair came presorted and I didn't notice any hairs out of order until I got involved in the process.

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