How to set a knot

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by BigMark83, Mar 29, 2019.

  1. BigMark83

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    I got the knot yesterday and the silicone and handle today. I dry set the knot at first to make sure it would be perfect. The knot is setting right now so I can use it on Saturday.
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  2. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    I set this one yesterday and will give it a spin tomorrow or Saturday.
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    It’s a horn ferrule and bone handle, my guess is that it was from the 1900-1910’s. The handle is threaded and the ferrule tapped. It’s small too. An 18mm would not fit, but the 16mm was a good match.
    If it doesn’t work as well as I’d like, because it is set with silicone, I can easily pull it out and go with plan “B”.
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  3. PatrickA51

    PatrickA51 Well-Known Member

    Looks good thanks for posting the photo's.
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  4. BigMark83

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    I used it last night and love it. I have given the knot a few twists and tugs and the knot isn't going anywhere. Now I'm worried I may have slightly messed up the knot, lol.
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  5. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    Pictures? We must see them.
  6. Moose

    Moose Well-Known Member

    I saw a video where the guy used a dremel to scuff up the bottom and sides of the knot before setting it. Is this common practice?
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  7. BigMark83

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    I guess I can try to get a picture ... I didn't take one pre bloom.
  8. BigMark83

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    I would use a small piece of sandpaper. The idea makes sense as epoxies/glues/etc adhere better to rough surfaces. I myself would just roughen up the bottom of the knot, for fear of ruining hairs if I slipped on the "sides".
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  9. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    I believe I’ve only re-knitted one modern brush, and most have enough roughness on the interior that there has not been a need to create added texture. There isn’t a need to rough up the glue on the knot either. This is part of the beauty of using silicone-it just holds on tight.
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  10. Rhody

    Rhody Well-Known Member

    I have 2 handles and 2 projects on my to do list. Reading this thread and many others leads me to two conclusions .Its easy to set a knot and its very difficult. Lol hence my further procrastination!
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