Frank and Lynn McInroy (Part 2 of 3)

Foundations This installment introduces Frank and Lynn McInroy and the two-person, family business they created together. It also provides some history with regard to the lathe and its evolution over the past 540 years. The latter section is probably too long and might fairly be criticized as smacking of pedantry,...

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Frank and Lynn McInroy (Part 1 of 3)

Backstory Seven years ago today, I ventured to make direct contact with Lee Sabini by email using an address I’d obtained from a B&B ( member. My understanding at the time was that Lee had been the owner of R. A. Rooney & Sons (makers of Rooney shaving brushes, with...

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Paladin Proof of Concept: Fordite

Fordite came onto our radar in July-August 2014 when Cody found some examples while doing research aimed at identifying materials we could possibly use to make novel brush handles. But we didn’t turn up any sources of Fordite at the time; Ebonite captured our attention; and then Lee Sabini proposed...

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