My Brush Restoration & Builds

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

  1. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    The Maggard's brown (synthetic horse hair) has to be one of my all time favorites. The ends are mink soft and the color compliments many handles. I've used it in a few of my brushes and always feels like a major upgrade. :happy088:
     
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  2. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I restored this brush for the 2019 TSD raffle.

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    Before ...... I believe this is a Peerless that's suppose to have a red bottom


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    Restored with a 22mm synthetic horse hair. I believe the black is bakelite and it turn out to be a beautiful brush.

    I hope it brings you many years of great shaves @FatherofSquirrel

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

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  3. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Just posting a brush I finished, but failed to put up.

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    I'm not sure the brand, but I can faintly see Pure Badger and Made in USA, on the bottom. Definitely the shape of an Ever Ready "bobber" style.


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    I removed the knot and bored it out accept a 24mm flat top Tuxedo. The handle is a solid material, maybe acrylic.

    A pleasing little brush.

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

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  4. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    The Flat Top goes well with the handle, great choice.
     
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  5. Enrico

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    :thanks:
     
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  6. Killerflyingbugs

    Killerflyingbugs Well-Known Member

    Beautiful restoration sir.
     
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  7. Enrico

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    Thank you. :)
     
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  8. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    That finished well! Looks like it was made that way.
    Have you lathered with the flat top style knot?
    I have a Tuxedo, but the more common bulb shape.
     
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  9. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    very nice ..
     
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  10. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Thank you for your kind word, but honestly no I haven't, I've been on a Barbasol kick lately.
     
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  11. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    :signs001:
     
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  12. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    hi keith, got the pm?
     
  13. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Sorry, yes I did.
     
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  14. pj3r

    pj3r Well-Known Member

    Wow! Verry, very nice work!

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  15. Enrico

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    Thank you, kind sir. :D
     
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  16. Enrico

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    Let me start of by saying; No, I haven't given up on brush restorations, I just needed to give some extra attention to my family, their health and to my own health as well.

    I was contacted by @brit to put together a little different and beautiful; and to quite honest ... I think I pulled it off.

    I started off with a NOS Opal.

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    @brit wanted a 2 banded badger to replace the french boar, so I found a wonderful 24mm and installed it. Then gave it a couple good lathers to remove the typical badger funk.

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    And finished off with a amazing bloom!

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    I hope you really enjoy your new brush Gary, and thank you for being so patient. :)

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

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  17. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Recently @Swampfox wanted an Ever Ready 150 restored back to a 24mm boar.

    Before
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    And after ....

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    Polished, weighted and re-knotted; a vast improvement from its beginnings. I re-lettered it and was able to save 95% on the front and about 45% on the back.

    Enjoy your brush Curtis!

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

    :eatdrink013:
     
  18. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    absolutely stunning Keith, i hope it fits in the box..looks awesome,.and thank you.
     
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  20. Enrico

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    It fit quite nicely and hopefully you receive it by Wednesday. Great working with you and God bless!

    Thank you!
     
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