Discussion in 'The Brush' started by jimjo1031, Nov 28, 2018.
sorry for the sub par pic..
I have a white and blue Culmak Chum that I want to restore with a cashmere synthetic.
looks like an easy swap if the right sized knot is available.i want it to fit inside the canister..
Just measure the full interior height of container, subtract handle height and finish loft height needs to be less than the difference.
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..............
thank you Keith..
very cool vintage brush Jim,nice work..
Looks great Jim!
Thank you Gary.
Thank you Keith.
Here's something thats driving me crazy ...... I have a Rubberset (same shape and style) that I can't find. Need to do a brush clearance sale.
BTW that one is pre 1930.
I love it that you left the old school charm in that beautiful brush, Jim.
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.................
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.
Great work! Looks like a real keeper.
BTW your lettering looks aces!
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.
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...........
very cool Jim,nicely done..
Looks great Jim!
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