Rubberset 400 "4" Polished up

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by DaltonGang, Jun 10, 2022.

  1. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Rubberset 400 "4"

    This came with a straight razor, on ebay, and it was a steal.
    Rubberset 400 b.jpg

    Rubberset 400 a.jpg

    About 10 minutes on the buffing wheel.
    I am thinking of saving the knot, if I can lighten the color out some.


  2. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I cleaned up the knot, and gave it a go, with a shave. It feels like a cheap synthetic knot. Stiff, and scritchy. I don't care if it is original, it is getting tossed. I have a new Omega 10066 boar, that will be donating its hair, for this handle.
    But, I will try the original knot, a little longer, to see if it breaks in.
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2022
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  3. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Well, I lightened the knot up some.

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  4. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    How did you lighten the knot some
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  5. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Quite dangerously. First, hydrogen peroxide soak. That had little effect.
    I got annoyed, then rinsed most off, and soaked in bleach. I let the chemical reaction happen between the two chemicals. It heated up, as I swished it around, and it started foaming. I quickly rinsed and soaped it, to remove all chemicals. Viola, it worked, I didn't die, and the bristles didn't melt.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2022
  6. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    I'm kind of liking this original knot and will keep it a while longer.

  7. AussieTanker

    AussieTanker New Member

    looks fantastic. Can you tell me a little more about the buffing wheel that you used? What they look like, brand etc. Were you concerned that the wheel would be too aggressive and take away too much material?

    would appreciate your thoughts on it

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  8. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Not really worried about taking too much off. I used the compound intended for gold and silver. As for the wheel it is a cotton cloth buffing wheel, 6 in, or so. Basic buffing wheel, that I've used in razor restorations for years.
  9. AussieTanker

    AussieTanker New Member

    Thanks for the reply @DaltonGang ..

    I should have framed the question more clearly. I have read about the cloth wheels on various threads on here.

    I meant the actual machine that you use. I know that there are smaller machines made specifically for jewellery and then some machines can be quite large. What brand do you use and how big / small / powerful etc is the machine? Are there any particular features that are important for our purposes of restoring our razors
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  10. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Excuse the mess, I've been splitting wood, and tools are all around. The wheel on the right is for more abrasive compounds, and it is time to be replaced.
    Harbor Freight brand. 1/2 hp 6 inch. If I were to do it over again, I would get the 3/4 hp one. The 1/2 hp is adequate though.



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