New Designs and Restorations

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by jimjo1031, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Pics please.

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  2. brit

    brit in a box

    sorry for the sub par pic..
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  3. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I have a white and blue Culmak Chum that I want to restore with a cashmere synthetic.

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  4. brit

    brit in a box

    looks like an easy swap if the right sized knot is available.i want it to fit inside the canister..:)
     
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  5. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Just measure the full interior height of container, subtract handle height and finish loft height needs to be less than the difference.

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  6. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I removed a knot from another brush for this Ever-Ready brush. The ferrule of the Ever-Ready is a bit out of round on top, so I decided to keep the metal ring of the donor brush. It fit perfectly and looks pretty good on it. I put some stain on the handle, but I didn't want to fully restore it and left a little bit of wear on it..............
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  7. brit

    brit in a box

    thank you Keith..:)
     
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  8. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool vintage brush Jim,nice work..:cool:
     
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  9. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Looks great Jim!

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  10. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thank you Gary.
     
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  11. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thank you Keith.
     
  12. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Here's something thats driving me crazy ...... I have a Rubberset (same shape and style) that I can't find. :shocked029: Need to do a brush clearance sale.

    BTW that one is pre 1930.

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  13. Ijustmissedthe50s

    Ijustmissedthe50s The Warnee

    I love it that you left the old school charm in that beautiful brush, Jim.
     
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  14. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    This handle was included in a lot I got a while back. It's the first Wontshed brush I ever got, and maybe @Enrico can chime in here because I don't know how many are around. Since it was hollow, I added BB's with epoxy between two layers of soft foam. I cleaned up the stains by using a well worn very fine sanding sponge. I cleaned up the letters by using the sharp end of a wood screw to remove soap scum and added black paint. And did a slight polish to the handle before adding the new boar knot.................
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  15. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Well Jim ...... earliest patent I find for Wontshed is 1921/22 and a advert for 1927, but I suspect your brush is from the 50's since it looks to be made by blow molding. It's very similar to brushes made by Century, Hardright, Rubberset and even Dubl Duck; though I know Century has a model extremely similar.

    That all said; I wouldn't have done anything differently ..... the epoxy and bb's will strengthen it in case it's ever dropped and definitely makes it feel more substantial.

    :happy096: Great work! Looks like a real keeper.

    BTW your lettering looks aces!

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  16. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thanks Keith, I actually thought it was a Century brush when I saw it. I had restored one not too long ago. I sold that one, but I'd like to have this as a keeper, mostly because I haven't seen a Wontshed before, let alone have one. Barbershop type brushes are my favorites.
     
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  17. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    I don't mind having chips in brush handles as they can easily be filled in. But on this Ever-Ready brush, there happened to be one at the beginning of the letters. I did remove the original knot saving it's ring, but didn't have a knot to fit. So I removed a knot, with it's ring, from another brush. I decided not to add the silver band on the handle because I think it looks better without it...........

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  18. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool Jim,nicely done..:cool:
     
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  19. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thanks Gary.
     
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  20. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Looks great Jim!

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