My Brush Restoration & Builds

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

  1. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

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

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    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.

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    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

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    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 Well-Known Member

    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.

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    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

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  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:

    :thanks:
     
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  12. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

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

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    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.

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    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! ;)

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  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.

    Clayton

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  16. chevyguy

    chevyguy Well-Known Member

    That's a nice looking brush.

    Clayton

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  17. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    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

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

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    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.

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    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
     
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  20. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Coins come in handy for spacing and weight.
     
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