Maybe this shouldn't bother me, but it does ....

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by Enrico, May 29, 2020.

  1. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I seen (and done) some strange things to restore a brush, but so long as the intent was to improve the brush I could generally approve of their actions.

    This makes me ill ......... :sick007:


    Destroy a cheap brush, but not a decent brush ...... all to call it folk art. :shocked029:

    And to purchase it to salvage it only encourages them to do it to a Simpson, Kent, or a Rooney.

    Just my 2 cents.

  2. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    I understand your dislike but I think it's a clever idea for someone who loves fishing. It looks like giant jig or plug (can't recall which, plug I think).
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  3. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    I have a similar reaction when I see vintage coffee makers turned into bird feeders.

    I just have to remind myself how many million were manufactured and that I own more than most people.
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  4. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Or made in to a lamp.

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  5. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I understand, and do find them interesting, but to make them from a catalin or bakelite brush I find is just a waste. I think an Ever Ready bobber brush (79) would look good like this and they're as common as dirt.

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  6. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    Yikes! Disgraceful to say the least.
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  7. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    You mean the red/white ones? Agreed, that would be a better looking choice for this.
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  8. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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  9. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Speaking of Rooney...
    Yes. That is a fishing lure inside it.
    Some people call it "folk art." I call it floppy.
  10. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    This .....


    Would look like .....


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  11. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    That's a purdy brush!

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  12. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

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  13. Morman Bridge

    Morman Bridge Well-Known Member

    Hello! I bet most people have no idea how rare and valuable that brush is Plan of Man. That is the only one I have ever seen, and I have only heard of one other.

    Dig it!

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  14. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    BTW I've seen Rubberset brushes that did the same with a fishing fly.

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  15. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    I was looking for some of those when I found this one.
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  16. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    I'll look through my stuff and see if I can't find the box it came in. I really ought to sell it. It's cool, it's rare, and it's my least favorite badger knot.

    I'd reknot it, but 'historical value' and all that.
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  17. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Blah and bull hockey, make it useful. Please don't take offense. ;)

    It's loved or it's junk. That handle is beautiful, put a great knot in it.

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  18. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    It has a great knot in it. Rooney "heritage" hair is what I think it's called these days. It's considered the best hair that Rooney ever produced.

    It's just not to my taste, which is short and scrubby. It will make a fine brush for someone else someday.

    I've already significantly lowered the value of it by A) using it and B) putting a protective coat of enamel over the sticker. :) it's now worth about what I paid for it, instead of the $300 I probably could have gotten for it if I'd just flipped it on eBay.

    No regrets.
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  19. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    I try not to judge what others do with "stuff" they paid for.
    Different strokes for different folks.
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