I was commissioned by @vintagelife to make him a Civil War replica brush for a gentleman's kit he had acquired. I did some research and ended up making this.
I made two brushes and got an Omega 66 boar knot and a horse hair knot. Dan opted for the boar (#379), and I took the horse (#380). I will be using mine for this week's shaves. Since then I have had another gentleman want one, so I am making him one with a boar knot.
Jayaruh #380 First Lathering I used Razorock Classic Shave Soap for the first lathering of my new Jayaruh #380 horse hair brush. I only face lather when I shave, but for my first lathering I like to bowl lather to aid breaking in the knot. Especially with a natural hair brush, it helps to defunk it if it needs it.
Tools assembled ready to go.
I wet the brush with cold water, shook it off, and loaded it for 15 seconds.
I added a couple of teaspoons of water and worked up this lather.
I worked the lather more, adding a bit of water.
I ended up with lots of lather.
I let it sit a while to defunk the knot.
You may have noticed that I am wearing a bacon band aid on my left pointer finger. I ripped off some skin when I disassembled my ramp two days ago. It is healing slower than I would like.
All done. I rinsed out the brush and towel dried it. No funk. The brush is ready for its first shave tomorrow.
Last Edit: Jan 12, 2020 15:35:15 GMT -6 by jayaruh
BTW it's good to see you are back to making brushes. How is the leg feeling? And that is a cool bacon bandage you are sporting there.
Thanks, it is good to be back making brushes again. The only thing holding me back now is the weather. The leg is doing great. It is about 90% now. I get around nicely without a cane now. I can feel that it is not quite there yet, but I have full range of motion, and my strength is coming back. One day I will wake up and not remember that something happened.
The physical therapy has been good to you then. I have torn muscles in my back and leg 4 times and it took forever to heal. I didn't go to physical therapy the first three times. I went to a massage therapist at my chiropractors office the fourth time. She gave me stretches to do while was he healing to be sure it didn't heal to short like the first three times. It has made a big difference.
So the cord does compress the wood to hold the bristles?
Is that a vintage horse hair?
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Dec 15, 2019 20:32:06 GMT -6
carlfrommo: Hey guys. Last minute question here. What shot size should I use for flying reindeer?
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ordinaryshaver: You want to use 3 1/2 in magnum lead shot, in size T. Problem solved.
Dec 25, 2019 19:03:30 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: No steel, too light and use an extra full choke, unless you have a good blind setup
Dec 25, 2019 19:03:54 GMT -6
carlfrommo: Well, last night was a failure. I had one shot, and I didn't lead the red-nosed one enough. I think I ended up shooting the driver. Might have gotten him in the leg. Hard to tell because he was wearing red pants and coat.
Dec 25, 2019 21:31:47 GMT -6
carlfrommo: He turned his sled away and landed on the roof two blocks down. Out of range for a second shot. I did notice he walked with a bit of a limp though. He shouldn't be coming in my yard anyway.
Dec 25, 2019 21:34:48 GMT -6
mrconklin: Last time I hunted waterfowl. 2 3/4 shells were standard and the cool kids were starting to play with the 3 inch, but most guns weren't made for them. Steel was also just starting to be mandated on Federal and State land.
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ordinaryshaver: Y'all, if y'all only knew what's been going on around my place. Not gone, just have had issues lately.
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ordinaryshaver: Starting the new job tomorrow. Going to do the initial paperwork and all that jazz.
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