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    This one is made of Chakte Viga. An orange-colored wood from Mexico.

    The last one I made like this cracked and was just not made right. Well, It was only my second brush handle so I count it as a learning step. A little small too. This one is bigger. Wider and longer. Fits perfectly in my hand! No cracks and drilled perfectly center this time. Seems the easiest way to deal with that issue is to drill first, then turn it. Ha.
    Finished with CA and a 24mm SHD Fan knot. In this picture, I had just used it for my shave so it is wet and splayed out. The backbone was great but not too much, soft on the face with no scritch. I think this will be one of my favorite brushes.

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    Outstanding Jerry!
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    Nice, Jerry-The 24mm SHD Fan from Maggards is my favorite knot. I will definitely be doing some brushes with it. I hope you don't mind if I try to copy that style for a brush or two-I really like it. A couple of tech. questions:

    How wide is the top part around the knot? I've had a couple crack on me too, probably because the walls were too thin around the knot, and the knot was too tight in a recess that maybe should have been drilled a mm or so wider. It swelled with water, and there she went. I also think I'm going to seal the insides of the recess against moisture before setting the knot-are you doing that? If so, with what? CA?
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    Fancy looking brush Jerry. It looks like you’ve caught on to the lathe quite quickly.
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    Thanks, guys. I'm still learning more and more about how to handle the cutters. And one kicked back at me yesterday pretty hard. I got a sore finger today but no blood and its not broken so I will call it part of the learning curve.

    Aaron, I do seal inside with CA. I figure that is the wettest part of the handle so sealing just makes sense. I know the Glue/epoxy also seals it but... I drilled the hole at 1" for the 24mm knots and it feels right to me. As far as the thickness at the top, I'd say it's just over a 1/8". Maybe closer to 3/16". A couple of Quarters to shim it up. The hairs of the brush hide some of the edges when it splays out. I also bevel the inside edge of the hole just a bit to be easier on the hairs. Copy anything you want Aaron. This is all for fun.

    I'm learning something new all the time and watching some vids on things to make and how to cut. But with everything I do, I don't have the proper time to learn working the hours I do. So I guess I'm one of the lucky one's who learns things quickly to make up for it. I may have to try selling a few items around these parts or I will end up with more brushes than 10 men need. Who am I kidding, I already have that many. But I need to work on my finishing abilities more first.
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    "I'm still learning more and more about how to handle the cutters. And one kicked back at me yesterday pretty hard. I got a sore finger today but no blood and its not broken so I will call it part of the learning curve."

    One thing Alan sells and recommends (and gives a lot of advice on how to use it in the link) is the One Way cup drive with spring-loaded center: https://stores.alanswoodturningstore...2-morse-taper/
    Apparently they make the inevitable "catch" less terrifying and safer. IIRC from his videos, he says he doesn't even use spur drives. He just sharpens the cup edges and files some notches around the rim, I believe. You can then seat it as loose or firmly as you like by varying tension from the quill on your tail-stock, and it will "slip" accordingly in the event of a catch. I'm thinking about getting one myself (and no, I have no vested interest in Lacer or his products-I just like his approach and the 1 product I've bought from him already).
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    I have read about this type of item. Lots of folks on the vids use them and make them. It is something to think about so thanks for the link and reminding me. Dammit! Another tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman View Post
    I have read about this type of item. Lots of folks on the vids use them and make them. It is something to think about so thanks for the link and reminding me. Dammit! Another tool.
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    Great job, Jerry. I can see you having a vendor badge in the future
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    Cool design, Jerry

    U guys making wood handles, might think about a metal band that would fit inside the cup. I've seen this in vintage brushes, solely for the purpose of retaining, swelling knots

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