I received this great Rubberset handle today from Clint on The Shave Den. He was restoring a handle and had a fatal mishap with the collar rendering the handle useless. However, another member suggested that he pif the handle part to me so that I can make it into a hybrid brush. Clint graciously piffed the handle to me. He took the time to polish it beautifully before sending it off. I have been working on it in my head ever since he told me of his intent to pif. I will post progress on this post until it is complete.
|Rubberset 400 handle arrives: November 4.|
I am using walnut for the brush collar. I first cut a cube approximately 1.3 inches on each side.
|Cube cut from walnut stock.|
|Circle marked on each side.|
|Corners cut off to make an octagon.|
|Corners rounded off to the line.|
Updated: November 5
The collar is integrated with the handle.
I made the knot hole 20 mm.
The collar was too tall, so I make the collar shorter and redo the knot hole at 24 mm.
I stain the collar with dark walnut. It is ready for polyurethane.