My Little Rubberset Restore...

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by HolyRollah, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout The Smart Bunny

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  2. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

  3. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Fantastic job on the restoration. Also a great write up with pictures that will prove help to those that decide to take on such a project.
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  4. HoosierTrooper

    HoosierTrooper Steve-less in Indiana

    Wow, that is a remarkable restoration, it's going to be tough for anyone to outdo this one! The TGN boar is an extremely good knot, and it matches the handle perfectly. Bravo!
  5. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord

    Thanks, Tom! Coming from seasoned brush-pro such as yourself, that's quite the compliment! :signs001:
  6. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus

    Very nice work!
  7. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    Good work there Kevin!
  8. JBSharp

    JBSharp Well-Known Member

    That's awesome. I'm marking this post as a reference. I have a very similar brush, but with a more angular handle and flat base. (I bragged about it here.) It's in relatively good shape, so much that I may just do some minor touch-up work and put in a new knot. I'm hesitant, just because it was my great-grandfather's and I don't want to damage it. BUT I will definitely lean on your experience when I do it.
  9. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord

    Joey, your GGF's brush is FAR & AWAY in better shape than this old Rubberset —so your process will undoubtedly be less extensive. :happy088:
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  10. maltedmilk

    maltedmilk Well-Known Member

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  11. Radiotube

    Radiotube RADInOverdrive

    That was an awesome restore. Unfortunately, I don't have any of those products required to do this myself except for the Dremel. I will need to buy the naptha, stain, rubber restorer, epoxy and paint to do something similar. Once I buy those things, they'll probably be a one time purchase and last me a lifetime. You have me considering this now, Kevin.
    On the hunt for an ugly duckling...
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  12. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord

    Kevin, I'm far from being an expert in brush restorations (for those guy's work, check threads by Tom, Gary, Steve), but I imagine a good deal of the work can be handled by the dremel. Most of the other materials (stains, paint) are pretty cheap and readily available—and unless you do much woodworking, should last a long time. Good luck!
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  13. grump

    grump Well-Known Member

    Wow, looks fantastic!
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  14. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord

    This old brush has become a regular part of my brush rotation! :happy088:
  15. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    @mrchick There's a reknot idea for the one you bought :)
  16. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    That is exactly what I want to do
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  17. JR Reyes

    JR Reyes I scream for....chicken wings??

    I found one of these little Gems and am restoring it as well.
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  18. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Looking good. I love that handle shape.
  19. urrlord

    urrlord Well-Known Member

    Very nice finished product....I was dubious when I saw the starting product.
  20. JR Reyes

    JR Reyes I scream for....chicken wings??


    Not too bad...
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