Projects on the desk

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Re: Projects on the desk

Postby BLES » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:04 pm

Thank-you gentlemen. This one is not finished yet. I still need to tackle the outside as well. I'll post on this as I progress.

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Re: Projects on the desk

Postby jegreen » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:19 pm

Really lovely work Bles! Great to see something transforming back to it's original state.
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Projects on the desk

Postby ShavingB » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:51 am

So I decided I wanted to make a Brush stand for a worthy Brush.

I drew it on CAD, exactly what I wanted:

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I then printed out the side view and stuck it with Prit to a piece of Kiaat wood.

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I then drilled the holes on the one side and then used a Jig Saw to cut out the shape, this definitely wasn't the best tool as the blade slanted giving me extra hand work. I don't have a band saw though.

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Then I clamped the pieces together and sanded using a stick grinder with a flappy disk. And I sanded some more.

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After sanding till a point where the profiles were the same, I glued the pieces together and clamped tightly.

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I was then left with the right shape and rough finish.

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I then got completely pulled off the project to make a little table, I had someone make a top and I cut/welded the legs and had it powder coated:

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Anyway back to the brush stand.. I then had to sand and sand on flat surfaces and with pieces of wood wrapped in sandpaper until I got it smooth.

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I then put on 4 coats of varnish to make sure it would not get water damaged adding less solvent per layer. First coats were dull because of the penetration.

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Last couple of coats started to shine.

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And then I was done :) definitely took too much time for this little project and made a huge mess with dust but was worth it for a once off I think.

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And then finally all loaded up with gear :)

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I was worried how stable the razors are but you can partially lift them out and when you let go, they fall back in. I also put some small rubber feet underneath to lift it off the basin incase water runs underneath.

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I hope you guys like my attempt at a shaving brush and razor stand.




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Re: Projects on the desk

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:01 am

Wow! Very nice wjob, and great pictures ShavingB! Well done! :thumbup:
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Re: Projects on the desk

Postby Jacquers » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:29 am

Nice work!

Wish I had a workshop to tinker in. I definitely want to learn some CAD skills and get a 3D printer sometime.
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Re: Projects on the desk

Postby ShavingB » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:03 am

Thank you RVT and Jacquers :) knife handles are definitely next on my to do list.

Basic CAD is rather simple. You just draw a side view and extrude. It obviously gets much more complex but all you need is to spend time on it.

Start by downloading the Student version of "Autodesk Inventor Professional" from their official website. That gives you a product key valid for like 2 years and you get full functionality.


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Re: Projects on the desk

Postby BLES » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:39 am

That is a true beauty ShavingB. :bow :bow I like it a lot! :drool:
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Re: Projects on the desk

Postby jegreen » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:47 am

Great work on that wood ShavingB! You guys are setting quite an example here and motivating me to get back to some projects that I've still got to do!
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Re: Projects on the desk

Postby deepsouth » Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:51 pm

That is a serious looker there Shavingb ! Well done!
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Re: Projects on the desk

Postby ShavingB » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:43 pm

Thank you BLES, jegreen and deepsouth!

Glad you guys like it :)


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