My Brush Repairs, Restorations & Builds

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

  1. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    :thanks: Mike!

  2. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I found another butterscotch (I mean caramel) Ever Ready Badger-lon 300BN shaving brush that was in need of restoring.


    The last one I restored I re-knotted it with a synthetic; this time I wanted a nice badger.


    I easily removed the old knot, removed the old adhesive and used an abrasive drum to bore it out. I installed a 20mm Shave Forge two banded badger.
    Now it not only has a beautiful caramel color, but a great knot for many years of shaves.

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

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  3. Frijolero

    Frijolero Well-Known Member

    So not just restored. A big improvement over original. :happy088:
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  4. Enrico

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  5. Enrico

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    I saw this unique brush and I wanted it BAD. I contacted the seller and pestered him to sell it from his set display ...... after a week he relented. I wasn't sure who made it, but I knew it was old. The top had lines of a Simpson Tulip, but it looked like a stretched Persian vase as well.

    I know it's filthy, but when I received it I realized it was bone. :happy108:Figured the masking tape would come off with warm soapy water, but I removed the knot first; it was a boar badger mix.


    I was surprised to find it cleaned up rather well. The darkening was just the water soaked in to the bone.


    I was amazed to find they threaded the bone.


    Since the top was just a tube with out a bottom; I set to work to install a false bottom by glueing in a slice of cork re-enforced with epoxy.




    I used a sanding drum to gently widen the open it up a 1/2 a mm and I made a 2mm spacer out of cork to set a 20mm two banded badger from the Shave Forge. Its over all height is 142mm tall and I set the loft at 48mm.

    It feels amazing in the hand!

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

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  6. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented

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  7. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Came out nice Keith.
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  8. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Thank you Mike and Jim!

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  9. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member


    Beautiful job, Keith!
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  10. urrlord

    urrlord Well-Known Member

    nice work
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  11. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

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  12. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Thank you gentlemen!

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  13. Lockback

    Lockback Well-Known Member

    Just amazing work!
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  15. Enrico

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    I bought this Star shaving brush back in October 2021. At the time I knew full well it was missing the base, but I like a challenge.


    It has a pleasing keyhole shape, but not butterscotch enough for me. I mainly purchased it to prevent it from getting binned and as I said "I like a Challenge".

    It's been a while since I showed how I do this, so here's some pics and brief descriptions.


    First I cleaned the rock hard plaster out of the bottom ..... up to the narrowest part of the waist, then I filled it with epoxy. I measured from the seam and marked a level line, then sanded up to that line ...... maybe a heavy mm.


    I then prepped the surface of the copper by sanding it by hand till it was flat.


    I removed the knot



    With clean flat surfaces I epoxied the copper to the bottom.


    After trimming, filing, cleaning and polishing.


    I carefully opened it with a Dremel drum sander to accept a 20mm two banded badger knot.

    Rescued from the bin to years of enjoyable service.

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

    Last edited: Mar 19, 2023
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  16. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Bravo, Sir!!
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  17. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    nice job.............
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  18. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Thank you kindly, gentlemen.

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  19. Lockback

    Lockback Well-Known Member

    That's amazing to me. What great work ... and what a fascinating hobby!
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  20. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Thank you Dan.

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