Sunday, September 7, 2014
Dudley Has Been Wanting A Badger Hair Shaving Brush ...
Mesquite is one of the few species of trees that are able to grow in the arid southwest. One of the uses of mesquite wood is for the making southwestern styled furniture/kitchen cabinets with the extensive use of turquoise to fill in the naturally occurring cracks and voids in items such as coffee tables. This piece of mesquite does not have any cracks and so a nice pair of turquoise rings were added to complement the wood. I also included for extra interest, an area of turquoise on the handle base. The wood for this brush handle is from a tree harvested in Tucson, AZ.
The turquoise was inlayed into the hand turned handle and sanded along with the wood to 1,200 grit and after applying multi layers of finish, again sanded to 12,000 grit to achieve that high gloss gallery quality end product.
The brush is finished with a durable, waterproof finish that will last a lifetime.
This brush is a nice size and has been made to fit the hand just right and measures 5 inches in height. The silvertip badger hair knot is 24mm and has extra stuffing for the perfect shave.
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