In my mind I started out to make a hybrid brush handle using an Omega 98 top to go onto my homemade handle. After I made the handle, I decided to make a contrasting ferrule for the handle and do the hybrid brush after the Omega 98 arrives. So, here is how it proceeded.
|I started with a block of pine.|
|Using an Omega 98 handle as a pattern, I made this.|
|I made it so the Omega 98 top should have just |
popped on the top with little modification.
|After I made it, I decided to make a contrasting ferrule for this handle.|
|Here it is dry fitted.|
|I glued it to the handle and clamped it to dry.|
|I stained the ferrule with dark walnut and the handle with golden pecan.|
I branded it with JR 171 and then began finishing it with spray polyurethane.
After three coats of polyurethane, I dry fitted this 24mm Black & White Maggard Synthetic knot. I will set it with silicone tomorrow.