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Turning a razor and brush from a log

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Take a simple log. This one is Laburnum

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Square it down to roughly the size you need

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Find and mark the centre of each end

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Indent a small hole in the center of one end

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Gently hammer into centre to hold wood in the other end

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Choose correct speed setting

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Choose correct tools

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One for Razor, one for Brush

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Center on Lathe

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Slow speed on lathe and use this roughing out gouge to take off square edges or make round

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Place rounded wood in chuck and drill centre to required size, (usually 6 or 7mm)

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Drill through

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Check fit of metal centre rod

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Glue if required

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Trim off excess wood

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Fit mandrel to lathe

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When glue dry, place wood on mandrel

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Support with tailstock

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Turn to desired shape then sand

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From course to fine

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For a decent shine try Yorkshire Grit, work into the grain then use paper to polish and clean

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Friction Polish can also be used

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Polish to desired sheen

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Repeat process for Brush

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Fit the metal ands and brush

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