It was suggested that I make a matching holder for the Jayaruh #14 Barrel brush. In the first picture I have magically added my Whipped Dog Silvertip knot to the Barrel.
In the next picture you can see from another angle that the holder has been recessed for the Barrel to sit in it up to the first ring. As I was working on this today, probably a couple of hours, my wife thought she was going to be a brush widow. I finally finished and took her to Applebees.
July 28, 2015
After some final shaping and sanding this is what I have.
I added a circular hole in the back to hold a razor.
|Squarish handle Jayaruh #12|
|The Chubby, Jayaruh #13|
|Bethlehem Olivewood Silvertip|
|The Barrel, Jayaruh #14 (knot faked)|
|After washing with paint thinner|
|After a Red Oak stain/sealer and a gray wash|
After I did the stain/sealer, I grabbed up the remaining part of the octagonal blank and cut it in two. Then I spent some time shaping a couple of new handles. The one on the left is patterned after the Omega Pro 98. The one on the right has been rounded and tapered on the ends. It may be embellished more in the future. I did all this while the stain/sealer had a chance to dry up. Then I mixed up the gray wash and applied it to the holder. Results are in the above picture.
July 29, 2015
I added a piece at the top joint to act as a stop for my Single Edge razors. I took some pictures to show it in action.