I was commissioned by vintagelife to make him a Civil War replica brush for a gentleman's kit he had acquired. I did some research and ended up making this.
I made two brushes and got an Omega 66 boar knot and a horse hair knot. Dan opted for the boar (#379), and I took the horse (#380). I will be using mine for this week's shaves. Since then I have had another gentleman want one, so I am making him one with a boar knot.
Jayaruh #380 First Lathering I used Razorock Classic Shave Soap for the first lathering of my new Jayaruh #380 horse hair brush. I only face lather when I shave, but for my first lathering I like to bowl lather to aid breaking in the knot. Especially with a natural hair brush, it helps to defunk it if it needs it.
Tools assembled ready to go.
I wet the brush with cold water, shook it off, and loaded it for 15 seconds.
I added a couple of teaspoons of water and worked up this lather.
I worked the lather more, adding a bit of water.
I ended up with lots of lather.
I let it sit a while to defunk the knot.
You may have noticed that I am wearing a bacon band aid on my left pointer finger. I ripped off some skin when I disassembled my ramp two days ago. It is healing slower than I would like.
All done. I rinsed out the brush and towel dried it. No funk. The brush is ready for its first shave tomorrow.
Last Edit: Jan 12, 2020 15:35:15 GMT -6 by jayaruh
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Dec 15, 2019 20:32:06 GMT -6
carlfrommo: Hey guys. Last minute question here. What shot size should I use for flying reindeer?
Dec 24, 2019 22:11:29 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: You want to use 3 1/2 in magnum lead shot, in size T. Problem solved.
Dec 25, 2019 19:03:30 GMT -6
ordinaryshaver: No steel, too light and use an extra full choke, unless you have a good blind setup
Dec 25, 2019 19:03:54 GMT -6
carlfrommo: Well, last night was a failure. I had one shot, and I didn't lead the red-nosed one enough. I think I ended up shooting the driver. Might have gotten him in the leg. Hard to tell because he was wearing red pants and coat.
Dec 25, 2019 21:31:47 GMT -6
carlfrommo: He turned his sled away and landed on the roof two blocks down. Out of range for a second shot. I did notice he walked with a bit of a limp though. He shouldn't be coming in my yard anyway.
Dec 25, 2019 21:34:48 GMT -6
mrconklin: Last time I hunted waterfowl. 2 3/4 shells were standard and the cool kids were starting to play with the 3 inch, but most guns weren't made for them. Steel was also just starting to be mandated on Federal and State land.
Jan 19, 2020 11:35:39 GMT -6