Another... brush rebuild, 30 minutes of play time......

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by Terry, Oct 27, 2019.

  1. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Had a 20 mm knot left over that I bought to fix another brush.

    Another brush that I like the looks of, needs a new doo.

    I Cut off the old knot, use a sharp knife!

    I then drilled a hole through the old knot.

    Then I opened up the hole with a vari-bit.


    Hey the 2 pieces unscrew, well I'll be.
    Used rubbing compound to shine up the plastic. Then a dish soap clean and clear water rinse, towel dried.

    Fit the knot, the old knot hole was smaller than 20 mm knot, used the vari-bit to enlarge it.


    Looking at the bottom of the knot in the top part of the handle.

    I put a cardboard ring to keep the epoxy from smearing onto the threads.

    Using a stick, I smeared the epoxy into the handle, on the bottom of the knot. I also made sure the epoxy was on the sides and pushed into any crevices.


    This took the longest time, about 10 minutes, had to be careful. Took a few sticks to do the job.

    Well, looks like its in correctly.


    Then screw on the bottom.

    Seems you can unscrew the bottom of this and load it with anything for weight.
  2. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Nice job. The Tuxedo knot looks good on that handle.
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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome job Terry.looks fantastic..nice brush..
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  4. kjbarth

    kjbarth Well-Known Member

    Nice work Terry

    - Ken
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  5. BlueShaver

    BlueShaver Premature Latheration Sufferer

    Great work Tez!
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  6. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Thanks guys!
    After the first one, it really isn't hard. I got some more knots headed this way.
    We'll see how it stays together later when the ucky-pucky sets up fully.
    I got some more brushes that need re-doo-ed. Hair doo-ed that is.

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  7. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Another great job! I see you like using chop sticks as well. :)

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  8. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Thanks Keith!

    The sticks are from a dollar store.
    I got some more knots for some other brushes that need fixed.
    Thanks for the Maggard synthetic knots.
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  9. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector Staff Member

    Moderator Article Team
    Go with plaster of Paris if you are a traditional type of fellow...or nickels if you are a neo-traditional type.

    Lead shot, BB's and pennies are popular alternatives as well.
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  10. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    I'm not neo anything, nor am I traditional.
    I just do what works.
    But those are great ideas.
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  11. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Great job Terry....I am impressed!
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  12. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Thanks Danny
    Just some sunday afternoon fun.
    Hope your doing ok
    Haven't read any 30dc.
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  13. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Doing good.....jump on over the the 30DC and get caught up.
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  14. Rhody

    Rhody Well-Known Member

    Ive seen this method on rubberset 400 types and i dont see what spreading epoxy on the bottom of the knot plug does? That under part isnt connected to the brush isnt it the gap between on the sides? What am i.missing
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  15. theFAT98

    theFAT98 Well-Known Member

    Great job
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  16. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    The bottom of the knot just got over smear. I used a cardboard cut out to protect the threads that keeps the brush together. I used the stick to get as much epoxy around the sides as possible. I have epoxy on the sides, but I wanted to water seal the knot too by pushing it around the sides.
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  17. brit

    brit in a box

    looks awesome Terry,cool brush..
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  18. rmcintyre84

    rmcintyre84 Got out of the kitchen

    What epoxy do you use?
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  19. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

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  20. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

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