View Full Version : Home made Brush Stand
03-24-2007, 05:36 PM
I just posted some photos of a brush stand I made for myself. I couldn't figure out how to do it very well, they ended up in the gallery, under my name. I was curious about what people might think about the concept. I have heard so much about SBAD, that I thought how do people have more than 1 brush hanging at a time, so I made a stand that holds three at a time, as well as my Merkur Slant. It only took a few hours, and I like making mortise and tenon furniture. As long as I was taking pics I also threw in the Quaich (a Celtic vessel for drinking whisky) that I use for getting lather out of my creams. I have another quaich that is soap free.:biggrin: I am definately a newbie at internet photos, the project of posting these photos took almost as long as making the stand:rolleyes:
I would appreciate any feedback from you all.
ps I quess this would be the cheapest brush stand ever as I made it from only scrap pieces of wood, if you don't count the cost of all the woodworking tools:w00t:
03-26-2007, 05:24 PM
I asked for any feedback, but with 113 viewings no one said anything.:sad:
I had never seen another pattern like I had made and I didn't know if people liked it or thought it was stupid, or had suggestions. I am not a vendor and am not seeking to make this a second career, I just thought it an interesting problem and tried a solution. DId I break any internet protocol rules? :confused:
Thank you for any input.
03-26-2007, 05:28 PM
No, you didn't do anything wrong. I think it's that no one took the time to find your gallery - you probably would have gotten a better response if you had embedded the pictures into your post.
I'll put them in for you:
I think it looks very nice.
03-26-2007, 05:33 PM
Very nice ! How will the wood stand up to the moisture? Mahogany??? What finish? Is it stable?
03-26-2007, 06:39 PM
Great set up. Can you give some dimensional details height ect. Also what about the moisture? Otherwise great job
I'm afraid I was one of the gents who were too lazy to go look up the pics. It is a very nice stand.
03-26-2007, 07:47 PM
Juaquin, Thank you so much, How did you get the photos in the post rather than the gallery?
The wood was some scrap birch that I had, I planed it down to 3/8" and then stained with a honey oak stain, and finished with a tung oil/ urethane (Sealacell) finish to make it water resistant. It is very stable. I made the height 4 inches because I was waiting for my B&B brush and I didn't have the final dimensions, and I also wanted to make it long enough for a DE handle. Also, with the size to hold three brushes I felt too short would make it look squat. I did the cut outs with my jig saw and finished them with an oscillating drum sander. Mortise and tenons with drill press and chisels ( I love good steel)
Thanks for the input!!
03-26-2007, 10:25 PM
No problem, that's what I'm here for. :biggrin: When you have pics in your gallery, just get their location.
For example, the first one is "http://badgerandblade.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=6722" - you can find this location in Firefox by right-clicking on the image and choosing "copy image location". In Internet Explorer, you can find it by right-clicking on the image, choosing Properties, and copying over the Address (URL).
Then put that inbetween the Image tags in your post, so it will look like this:
but you replace the < > with [ ]
Very nice, but I still haven't found anything that works better than this.
03-27-2007, 04:35 PM
I was also in too much of a hurry to try and find your pictures. It was nice of Juaquin to do that. The brush stand is really nice. It looks like what Frank LLoyd Wright might have designed if he decided to make a razor/brush stand. Moisture shouldn't be a problem if you shake your brushes out and dry the handles prior to hanging them. Good job.
Yeah, nice! Now you just need a bigger one to hold your straight as well!!
03-29-2007, 03:43 PM
Doc4, thanks, actually I am working on a model that will hold 4 SER's as well. I am thinking of making it a little like a samurai sword stand, like the ones that held the short and longer swords lengthwise, one over the other, but was also going to put a place on the back where you could let the razor you just used securely stand open while it dries completely. I am leaning towards an "A" shape as viewed from the side, with 4 razors horizontal on the front, each in their bracket, and the back with the drying area. I hope to work on that this weekend. Any ideas would be welcome.
As I reread your post , I should make it clear that would be a second piece of furniture. To do as you suggested I would probably have just made it to hold 2 brushes and for the last slot drilled a hole, and put an indent in the base, to keep the SER from sliding out. But then where you store all your other straight razors? SRAD is even worse than SBAD!
03-29-2007, 04:59 PM
I didn't realize that the pictures were in the gallery either. The stand looks great! It must be fun having all the woodworking tools to do that!
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