Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: An Abundance of Silvertips

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    135

    Default An Abundance of Silvertips

    Well I got my silvertips in the other day. It was much anticipated but they are finally here fresh from a badger in China.

    The first picture is my portion of the order (I went in with another guy). 21 heads in total one of them being "extra special".

    The second picture is of the heads. The line up from left to right. 25 mm knot silvertip (10 total), 30 mm knot silvertip (10 total), 28 mm knot special. The third one is a sample, 1 of 100 that my partner was able to procure through a friend. There were 100 samples made of the 28 mm knot and 100 of a 22 mm knot. The 22 mm were kept by the original owner and my partner purchased the 100 28 mm knot heads from him. They are special because they are overstuffed. They were speced out and ordered from a manufacturer in China specifically for this guy. He had to agree to purchase 1500 of the preffered head to get this special order.

    I will start production (in my small basement woodshop) soon. I am now waiting for my order of special wood (stabalized to withstand water) to come in. Probably wouldn't get much done this weekend anyway since there is a woodworking show in town that I am going to attend.

    -Matt
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 2006_0930Image0001.JPG   2006_0930Image0007.JPG  
    Last edited by mmp13; 09-29-2006 at 09:36 PM.
    -Matt
    -mpoeller.com/pens.htm

    There is no great genius without a mixture of madness. -Aristotle

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    PRNYC & Free America
    Posts
    39,981
    Images
    2256

    Default

    Very nice Matt, keep posting the process!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    281

    Default



    You're in Buffalo! I may have to bribe you with toiletries to let me visit!
    Tom

    [I]"Next time I'll light your hair on fire, because I'm considerate."[/I] -- My wife

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    135
    Thread Starter

    Default That is an Odd Request.....

    Yes, West Seneca to be exact. I am guessing that you are familiar with the area.

    Now the real question, why would you want to visit? Not that Bufalo is a bad city, I love it but Buffalo gets a bad rap especially with the approaching winter.
    -Matt
    -mpoeller.com/pens.htm

    There is no great genius without a mixture of madness. -Aristotle

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    281

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mmp13
    Yes, West Seneca to be exact. I am guessing that you are familiar with the area.

    Now the real question, why would you want to visit? Not that Bufalo is a bad city, I love it but Buffalo gets a bad rap especially with the approaching winter.
    Trust me, I wouldn't be visiting for the wonders of Buffalo. Seeing a brush made, however, would be most interesting.

    I grew up in the southern tier, and now I live in Rochester. I still work in Buffalo. Williamsville, to be precise, and yes, the drive sucks. Heck, I like the winters here, but this will be my first one in which I have to drive so far.
    Tom

    [I]"Next time I'll light your hair on fire, because I'm considerate."[/I] -- My wife

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    PRNYC & Free America
    Posts
    39,981
    Images
    2256

    Default




    This photo reminds me of the Star Track episode ''The Trouble with Tribbles"" (Yes the Old Old Star Track)

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    1,304

    Default

    I am not familiar with this "Star Track" program of which you speak. Do explain....

    BTW those are some mad brush heads. Enjoy!
    - Jim

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    135
    Thread Starter

    Default

    Ahhh....That makes much more sense. That never crossed my mind that it would be interesting to see a brush made since the most interesting part of the brush being made would be turning the handle. While turning is fun for the person turning it may not be for a spectator.

    Wow, interesting how it seems were are in the same position. I live in West Seneca and work in Olean. I think the drive is about the same except for the tolls you pay and I use Rt 16 which as I am sure you know is two lane. This is the first winter that I will be making the drive this far as well.
    -Matt
    -mpoeller.com/pens.htm

    There is no great genius without a mixture of madness. -Aristotle

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    281

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mmp13
    Ahhh....That makes much more sense. That never crossed my mind that it would be interesting to see a brush made since the most interesting part of the brush being made would be turning the handle. While turning is fun for the person turning it may not be for a spectator.
    Turning the handle makes a thing of beauty! I don't have much woodworking equipment myself, but I grew up watching my dad make some great items.

    Quote Originally Posted by mmp13
    Wow, interesting how it seems were are in the same position. I live in West Seneca and work in Olean. I think the drive is about the same except for the tolls you pay and I use Rt 16 which as I am sure you know is two lane. This is the first winter that I will be making the drive this far as well.
    Ahh, lovely Olean. That'll be a fun drive. More exciting than my lovely I90, anyway. Yeah, I know the road - I went to school out that way for a bit, all year round. It never got too bad in winter.
    Tom

    [I]"Next time I'll light your hair on fire, because I'm considerate."[/I] -- My wife

Similar Threads

  1. Are Silvertips best?
    By sdaniels in forum Shaving Brushes
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 07-06-2011, 05:15 AM
  2. WhippedDog Silvertips
    By life2short1971 in forum Shaving Brushes
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 04-02-2011, 11:16 PM
  3. Silvertips?
    By taffy in forum Shaving Brushes
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 09-29-2010, 03:00 PM
  4. Silvertips don't just look good...
    By SMOKE in forum Shave Clinic & Newbie Check-In
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 05-03-2008, 04:44 PM
  5. Savile Row Silvertips
    By guenron in forum Shopping and deals
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 12-15-2005, 12:00 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
By accessing Badger & Blade, you agree to abide by the Terms of Usage. You can find our Privacy Policy here.
Once submitted, any posts, images, or content become the property of Badger & Blade.
Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.