My Brush Repairs, Restorations & Builds

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

  1. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I saw this vintage Avon soap and wanted it as a display on the shelf, but found the container very brittle and broke very easily.


    The only things I salvaged was the reducer I installed in a vintage travel cologne bottle and the dark blue cap.

    I had a Fuller brush I cut in half and used the top half to build a brush; leaving the bottom.

    Between the two pieces I figured I could build a nice little travel brush or just a slightly petite shaving brush.

    The new Avon Fuller AKA ..... FrankenFuller

    I bridged them together with piece of 5/8" brass pipe with epoxy and weighted it with BB's. I installed a 20mm synthetic Maseto knot. With an overall height of 4" it's not a bad little brush.

    And as always ..... More to come.

    Last edited: Jan 31, 2023
  2. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I finished off a few more brushes I found laying about.

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    This first one was an unknown boar brush that needed some TLC. I removed the knot, replaced the swivel and a friend re-plated it in nickel. I gave it a nice 24mm synthetic two banded badger Oumo knot.


    The second is a Bass that had a really poor knot. I removed the knot, inverted bored it to give it a Persian jar look and installed a 20mm Oumo Cashmere knot. I also installed a modern buffalo nickel in the base.

    The last but not least is a personal favorite ..... a vintage butterscotch Rooney shaving brush with a 20mm two banded badger knot from Maggards.

    And as always ..... more to come. :D
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2022
  3. Frijolero

    Frijolero Well-Known Member

    Cool. And what is the handle on that first one?
  4. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    nickel plated brass
  5. brit

    brit in a box

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  6. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Thank you!

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  7. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Four more that were waiting far too long to be restored ..........

    Ever Ready (bobber style) restored and weighted with a 22mm cashmere from Oumo.
    Rubberset restored with an Oumo 20mm synthetic badger.
    An unknown handle I receive in a group; restored with a 22mm cashmere from Oumo.
    A bone Beehive from an unknown origin restored with a 20mm Maggards 2 banded badger.

    And as always ..... more to come.

    Last edited: Sep 19, 2022
  8. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

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  9. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Thank you Jim.

  10. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    With bits and pieces of brushes unusable or destined for the scrap bin I built an unusual travel shaving brush.

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    A barber duster and an unknown cream shaving brush with a severely damaged surface. Cut down and trimmed

    I installed a 22mm Oumo synthetic finest two banded badger. I call it the "The Pacifier"

    And as always ..... more to come.

    Last edited: Oct 9, 2022
  11. Ijustmissedthe50s

    Ijustmissedthe50s The Warnee

    So clever and unique. Love it. I really like one of a kind brushes. And using a variety of parts, materials and sizes is fun.
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  12. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Thank you Chris.

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  13. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool Keith.nicely done.:cool:
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  14. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Thank you Gary.

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  15. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I found a butterscotch Ever Ready Badger-lon 300BN Shaving brush that needed restoring.



    Removing the original knot and expanding the opening slightly, I installed a 20mm Oumo synthetic two banded badger knot. It's set with a higher loft than I would have preferred, but still has plenty of backbone and nice soft tips.

    And as always ..... more to come.

  16. jaro

    jaro the dread and the fear

    If Anyone runs across a Paladin brush handle let me know Please!! I have always wanted a Paladin handle but the things Always cost a small fortune and I can't afford that much... It doesn't have to have a good knot in it or even Any knot for that matter, I can replace that part myself.. Thanks everyone for your time....
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  17. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I do see them on ebay as used periodically.

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  18. jaro

    jaro the dread and the fear

    Yep. and Thanks . But ... There are some on there right now and they range from 100 dollars up to around 1000.00 , it's a little much for me.. There are Plenty of other things I would rather spend a thousand dollars on than a brush... Well actually about 900.00 right now on ebay is the top end..
  19. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I agree that's why I restore vintage brushes ..... though I did break down once and purchase one from etsy.

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  20. Dragon

    Dragon New Member

    Absolutely gorgeous, now I want one for my collection too!
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