My Brush Repairs, Restorations & Builds

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

  1. Dirtfarmer

    Dirtfarmer Well-Known Member

    WOW! That came out nice. It doesn't look like a horror show extra now.
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  2. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Thank you Gary.

    :thanks:, it just needed a little work.

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  3. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    Nice work Keith @Enrico! I like the bits of previous finish left in place. There's no mistaking it for a new brush. It's restored but with enough history on view to make it attractive.
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  4. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Thank you!
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  5. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    Very nice work!
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  6. Enrico

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  7. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I decided to finish up an Ever Ready red tuxedo I acquired from the 2019 Traveling Box Tour Round Two


    I removed the knot and bored it to accept a 22mm Tuxedo knot from Maggard's and weighted it.


    Already for a new life.

    And as alway ........ More to come .............. :D

  8. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    Looks awesome! Great work!
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  9. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool in red..nice..
  10. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Thank you my friends!
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  11. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    A brush of a different sort .......


    A NOS Hardright brush .... all in all in nice shape, but the glue was giving up, the handle had no finish and there was large gap between the wood and ferrule. I believe these were originally sold in the 50's.

    Taken apart.


    Sanded, teak oiled, re-glued, polished, and re-lettered.

    All ready for work.

    And as alway ........ More to come ..............:D

    Last edited: Feb 14, 2020
  12. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Nice job on it.
  13. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Thanks Jim!

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  14. Bubbablade

    Bubbablade Member

    Seeing the restoration of these old brushes is brilliant! I didn't even know it was possible.
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  15. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    When I was new here, I found that surprising too.
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  16. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I would say probably 75-80% of the vintage / antique brush out there can be restored. The rest were made of some bad materials that can lead to bad things (celluloid rot) or poor design (ultra thin walls that shatter). Some are a pain to restore and unless is a heirloom, I'd recommend another design.

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  17. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I saw these parts that were just begging to be put together ....

    Sorry bad lighting .... black is actually very green.

    A little work, weight and a 22mm knot .....


    I removed the knots and slightly bored it out to accept a 3/4" copper pipe to strengthen bridge between top and bottom. I then bored out the top to accept the 22mm synthetic knot and weighted it. It is now very solid and substantial in the hand.

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

    Last edited: Mar 30, 2020
  18. S Barnhardt

    S Barnhardt Old, Crusty Barn

    Assuming you painted the black/green portion? What kind of paint and how did you do it?
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  19. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    No paint at all; the first pic was poor lighting and just as green. I didn't realize the pic was bad until after I had finished and it was too late.

    The green is bakelite.

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  20. S Barnhardt

    S Barnhardt Old, Crusty Barn

    I've got one I came across in an estate auction that's going to be my "foray" into restoring a brush. Just haven't bitten the bullet yet.
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