My Brush Repairs, Restorations & Builds

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by Enrico, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Here's another one I worked on .....

    Sellers pic

    Repaired full length crack in upper part and I swapped the base with another one. Weighted and bored out to accept a 24mm Timberwolf synthetic knot. I accentuated the remnants of the crack with gold paint and re-lettered it.


    From the trash heap and now ready for a new life!

    And as always .... more to come! :D

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  2. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    Kintsugi - you made the damage beautiful.
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  3. john zeiger

    john zeiger Well-Known Member

    Another great looking restore, Keith. Very nice. The Timberwolf knot sure goes nicely with your great restored handle.
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  4. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I have a similar Fuller brush, but without the white logo. Thinking of using a 24mm Tuxedo knot. One suggestion for future projects. I know that Super Glue has a product that dries black. Could work out nice for cracks where black is needed.
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  5. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    That’s what I was aiming for, when hiding the repair wasn’t possible due to the lettering, I figured make it part of the treasured look of the brush. Like a gold lightning strike to the butterscotch base.

    Thank you! Honestly it was what I had on hand, but it turned out nicer than I expected.

    I had a Tuxedo and a Timberwolf on hand and I’m saving the the Tuxedo for the next brush restoration. I thought about the black superglue, but couldn’t locate any. I could have made the repair disappear, but would have damaged the lettering, and it was unusual enough that I didn’t want to do that.
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  6. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you keith, awesome brush..
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  7. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

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  8. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I spied this Ever Ready 100 and thought it would look great wearing a Tux.


    It was between 16mm an 18mm, so quite small.

    Shorn, bored and weighted.

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    Finally here it is; polished and a 24mm Tuxedo installed.

    And as always .... more to come! :D

  9. Frijolero

    Frijolero Well-Known Member

    Very nice.

    The 24mm is a big improvement. That original knot was conspiciously tiny looking.
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  10. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

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  11. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Thank you! The original knot wasn't much bigger than the base of my pinky. :happy102:

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  12. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Well it time to get back to work .....

    Believe it or not, I bought this bak in May of 2017. It was missing its bottom and I thought about replacing it with a spare base from another Hardright brush, but catalin can be fussy and brittle, so I opted for a material I've used in the past ..... copper.


    I bored it out to accept an 18mm Finest badger knot and attached a piece of copper. I set the knot as deep as possible, (but everything has its limits) and shaped the copper (polishing it all up nicely. I mixed up some copper paint for lettering and re-lettered it. To finish it off I soaked and lathered it up to clean and to remove any beasty smell.

    I has some minor flaws (including a little overage of epoxy), but over all I like finished product.

    By the way, in case you haven't noticed ... it's real tiny ~4 5/8" or 117mm over all height

    And as always .... more to come! :D

    I mean it ..... real soon! ;)

  13. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Nice job............
  14. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    Looks great!
  15. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    Well done, very nice looking brushes.


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  16. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    That's a nice looking brush.


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  17. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Very nice job. Turned out great.
  18. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Thank you all for your kind words; sorry I've been a bit remiss at getting back to all of you. I'm trying to get things ready for my first grand child coming soon, but recently finished another brush.
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  19. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I was planning on getting back here sooner with a brush, but here it is ..... before


    I've restored one of these before and thought it was bakelite due to the way it sounded like glass when tapped.


    Now working on this one, I think it's solid catalin. Still excellent to work on and polishes very nicely, but didn't want to talk away its lettering or character.


    The recipient desired to duplicate the one I restored in the past; which was a wonderful brush. It's a 22mm black synthetic sitting on 31¢ (a nickel, penny and a quarter) for spacing; since it was a solid handle there was really no room for weight to be added.

    I wish pictures could do it justice; it's far prettier in person.

    And as always .... more to come! :D
  20. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Coins come in handy for spacing and weight.
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