Barbershop Type Brush Worth Restoring

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by jimjo1031, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I recently saw this on Ebay, and even though it needed a good going over, I had to have it. I like barbershop type brushes and this is one worth saving, in my opinion. The first two pics (seller's) shows it's overall condition..........
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    I originally thought that the paint was flaking off and would be easy to remove. Yeah, I was slightly off, only it's clear coat was easy to remove. But using this bit, it wasn't too hard to do and it doesn't mar up the wood as much as a sanding drum would do..........
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    After removing all of the paint and showing one of the large cracks in the wood after filling with epoxy at first. Then all were filled in with putty and sanded..........
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    This pic showing the handle after priming, sanding, more putty added and repeated. I also checked paints for a match and actually had one really close, original paint chip used for comparison. I also thought the rest of the handle was an Ivory color, but it wasn't. It was just it's original clear coat that had yellowed, it was originally white..........
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    And now the final pic with the handle painted it's two colors and some clear coats. I will wait a few days to give it a wet sanding and final clear coat before it's totally done..........
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    Edit: After finding a somewhat decent pic of the Rex logo and making a decal for the brush..........
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    Last edited: Apr 9, 2018
  2. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

  3. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thank you sir.
     
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  4. jar

    jar Well-Known Member

    Looking good.
     
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  5. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    that looks awesome.i may try a brush like that.it looks comfortable to use compared to the short handle ones.
     
  6. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thanks.
     
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  7. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thank you, I also like the feel of these types in my hand.
     
  8. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member


    :happy096:And that's the original knot? Cool! Great save!
     
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  9. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thanks, considering I started this last night, wasn't that bad at all. Also glad the knot is good, I don't have one that size.
     
  10. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    What maker was it? ... a Rex from Germany?
     
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  11. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    There was no maker on the brush, nothing stamped. If it was printed or with a label, it's been long gone, although the colors do remind me of a Rex brush.
     
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  12. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    I'm impressed. Well done.
     
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  13. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thank you.
     
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  14. Enrico

    Enrico Well-Known Member

    I think I found it.
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  15. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Looks like one I was watching a while ago with the label.
     
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  16. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I found a couple more images of the logo. Might have to make a decal of it to complete the restoration. If I can find my decal paper from my moving that is.
     
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  17. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    Jim, you’ve done some excellent work! Very nice!
     
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  18. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thank you.
     
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  19. BamaT

    BamaT Well-Known Member

    Wow, that looks great!
     
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  20. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thank you.
     
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