My Brush Restoration & Builds

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

  1. Mark Curtis

    Mark Curtis Member

    No. It had a strange plastic plug in it, so I left it. I currently have two blue ones and a tan one to do... they seem to be a chippy-prone polycarbonate.

    I have two friends that each said they wanted it.
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  2. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I offered @Jrdelgado to restore his latest acquisition of an Ever Ready 300N

    ab75a5730942610458e150b7b96083c6-3.jpg So much potential ...........

    IMG_1447.JPG as I received it .......

    IMG_1448.JPG knot removed ........

    IMG_1449.JPG bored out to accept 24mm synthetic knot and leveled .........

    IMG_1450.JPG Remove scratches and polished to a shine ........


    Completed with a 24mm Maggard's beige synthetic knot ........

    BTW I failed to mention, I weighted the brush, so it feels great in the hand. Sending out Monday morning.

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

    Last edited: Aug 18, 2019
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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    awesome work Keith..
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  4. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Thank you @brit / Gary

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  5. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    Looks great!
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  6. john zeiger

    john zeiger Well-Known Member

    Gorgeous. You do great work Keith!
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  7. Mark Curtis

    Mark Curtis Member

    So very nice!
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  8. Enrico

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  9. jaro

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  10. jaro

    jaro Well-Known Member

    nice job
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  11. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Thank you. :D
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  12. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Well I was going to do a restore for a fellow member here, I usually like get warmed up with another brush, so I won't of fell out of practice.

    Here it is .....

    It's a Peerless brush that @Rev579 PIFed in a group and that @brit won. He had the group sent to me due to he had me do some work for him and he kindly gave this to me.

    The base was badly chipped due to the plastic it was made of, so I set it to the side till I could find a replacement for its base.

    Then I found a Century cosmetic brush and decided that would fill the bill.


    After removing the knots and joining them with a short piece of 3/4" copper pipe, filling it with epoxy and BB's (for weight). I then dropped in a 22mm Synbad knot.

    I believe the top was bakelite or early plastic (1940's early 50's) due to it was very hard and I could only enlarge it (very slightly) with a sanding drum.

    A merger between Peerless and Century brush company almost 50 years after their companies closure.

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

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  13. S Barnhardt

    S Barnhardt Old, Crusty Barn

    Looking good!
  14. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I made a trade with @Terry and offered my services of a brush restore for a beautiful Gillette Red Tip flare.

    He sent me a black Ever Ready 500PBT that he had.

    After removing the knot, enlarging the hole, weighting it; I set a 24mm beige synthetic knot from Maggard's.

    I didn't give the handle a full polish due that I was concerned I might loose some of the gold plating on the center ring. I thought about taping it, but it would still run a risk.

    It would normally have a pure badger knot, but I think it turned out quite classy and is incredibly soft. It has a great weight in the hand.

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

  15. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    :D Thank you!
  16. Dirtfarmer

    Dirtfarmer Well-Known Member

    When you use a brush like that, do you have to hold your little finger out or is that just for tea? Looks good either way.
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  17. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    Great work!
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  18. Enrico

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  19. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    A poor little green brush made it to my home last week. This weekend I had the chance to work on it.

    IMG_1487-2.JPG IMG_1494.JPG

    After a good sanding, polishing and boring to accept a 19mm synthetic

    After soaking in Teak oil, a coating in Helmsman's, polishing and installing a 19mm synthetic knot.

    This will probably go into the 2019 Travelling Box Tour Round Three along with many other goodies.

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

  20. brit

    brit in a box

    nice work Keith..
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