Brush restoration

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by alpla444, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. alpla444

    alpla444 That's sweet!

    I recieved this brush from Hanzo last week, (well two of em the same I'll do the other in badger next month)
    As you can see it needs a good clean.

    I cut the knott off with my stanley knife
    I boared the knott out with various drill bits going up to a 22mm (could of gone bigger but didnt want to damage the rim)
    Then I used my dremmel type gizmo to get the rest of the knott out so far so good.:)
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  2. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot Staff Member

    Nice to see a step-by-step restoration. Is that a pewter handle?
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  3. alpla444

    alpla444 That's sweet!

    I think it maybe pewter but I'm not 100%
  4. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot Staff Member

    'Kay, thanks for the info.
  5. tomnat

    tomnat accepting applications

    Nice, Dean. I like the shape of that handle. Keep us posted.
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  6. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    I did a resto on that same handle. I dropped a TGN 23mm Synthetic knot in it. Works great! I think the handle is aluminum instead of pewter, but I am not a metallurgist.
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  7. alpla444

    alpla444 That's sweet!

    Probably is aluminium due to the weight when I think about it, I've seen the one you did in shave of the day, it looks great.
  8. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

  9. Conrad1959

    Conrad1959 Well-Known Member

    Do you use a vice to hold the handle when drilling? Never tried a brush restoration but would like to. I have my dad's old Eveready. The handle is in great shape but the knot isn't. I'd like to restore the brush for sentimental AND practical purposes.
  10. alpla444

    alpla444 That's sweet!

    No vice as I don't have one, just strong grip and very slow speed with the drill. I think it would be better with a vice.
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  11. Sodapopjones

    Sodapopjones Well-Known Member

    You can drill the pilot hole into the center, and if you're afraid of using a dremel or a larger bit use some long needle nose pliers to break down the epoxy/resin and yank small bits out.
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  12. alpla444

    alpla444 That's sweet!

    I got it all out (good control of drill speed helps) I'm half way through the micro mesh sanding of the handle, I have 9 different grades of paper, I know it's ott but I have spare time.
  13. alpla444

    alpla444 That's sweet!

    Just finnished I put the finnished brush along side my other one so you can see the difference better, Im happy with the results
    Even the end caps got cleaned.
    And here is a stand alone pic of the finnished brush, i will be using it after I finnish watching the Man UTD V's Liverpool game
  14. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Excellent job! :happy088::happy088:
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  15. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot Staff Member

    Great job! :happy096:
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  16. Sodapopjones

    Sodapopjones Well-Known Member

    Dean, the finished brush looks awesome, great job my friend!
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  17. tuco99

    tuco99 Well-Known Member

    Very nice looking brush and great thread !
    I really enjoy these brush restore threads ,keep them coming everyone.
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  18. theblindog

    theblindog Active Member


    that is one cool looking handle!
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  19. alpla444

    alpla444 That's sweet!

    Thanks it was more or less a test restoration as im gonna do the other handle in badger, I will do more detail in the pics and show what tools Im using just in case any one else wants to have a go, i raelly like the handle shape, and is so hard to get em here in UK, hence Hanzo obtaining 2 for me and 2 omega 27mm knots (I have a spare one now)
  20. CyanideMetal

    CyanideMetal Wild and crazy guy

    Very impressive!:cool:
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