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(This post was last modified: 12-05-2015, 08:02 PM by Teddyboy.)
I just wanted to reveal my latest Rudy Vey-based creation.  It is one of Rudy's handles with a TGN finest knot.  The entire brush came to about $80, including shipping of the parts. The handle is 2.5 inches tall of stabilized mesquite wood.  The knot is 28 mm/ 52 mm.  I set the knot using a two component 5 minute-drying epoxy.  The depth of the handle's knot "chamber" was exactly one inch, which I filled halfway with slices of cork to get the loft I wanted.  Here is a full view.  I haven't used it yet but I already love it.  Thanks for stopping by.


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This view is taken from the Goodyear Blimp so as to show the density of the knot.  Needless to say it is very dense and excellent backbone.

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This is a photo next to a Duke 3 to better show the size.

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Cheers,
Ted

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.  Winston Churchill

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(12-05-2015, 12:09 PM)Teddyboy Wrote: I just wanted to reveal my latest Rudy Vey-based creation.  It is one of Rudy's handles with a TGN finest knot.  The handle is 2.5 inches tall of stabilized mesquite wood.  The knot is 28 mm/ 52 mm.  I set the knot using a two component 5 minute-drying epoxy.  The depth of the handle's knot "chamber" was exactly one inch, which I filled halfway with slices of cork to get the loft I wanted.  Here is a full view.  I haven't used it yet but I already love it.  Thanks for stopping by.


 [Image: kMPx9C5.jpg]

This view is taken from the Goodyear Blimp so as to show the density of the knot.  Needless to say it is very dense and excellent backbone.

[Image: oJPmOGQ.jpg]

This is a photo next to a Duke 3 to better show the size.

[Image: CaP3tLZ.jpg]

Beautiful brush. What is "stabilized" mesquite?
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Primo
Shaving for 46+ years; enjoying my shaves since 2014
Ah, che bel vivere, che bel piacere per un barbiere di qualità...
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Hi Primo, I believe that stabilized woods are treated to a vacuum chamber resin process so that as much of the pores of the wood are filled with resin, hopefully one that doesn't alter the appearance of the wood or enhances it. It essentially turns a piece of wood that would be unsuitable for wet applications like a shaving brush handle into a wood looking solid piece of resin that is ok for wet applications. If you look at what Brad at http://www.thecopperhat.ca has done with stabilized burls it can really be quite beautiful.
Mark
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(12-05-2015, 02:43 PM)primotenore Wrote:
(12-05-2015, 12:09 PM)Teddyboy Wrote: Beautiful brush. What is "stabilized" mesquite?


I believe the stablization keeps any resin or other potential extractables from leaching out.  In one handle, awhile ago, the water turned yellowish when in contact with water. This lasted for awhile, but has now stopped.
Cheers,
Ted

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.  Winston Churchill

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