Rubberset 400 Unmarked - Seeking Advise or Thoughts

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by clint64, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    I am in the process of restoring a Rubberset 400 Unmarked. It was pretty bad as you can see by this picture.

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    After sanding and polishing. I am left to decide what knot to use. I already have another 400 with a nice badger knot. I have an Omega Boar that I love to use but hate the handle. So with that in mind, I decided to see what it would look like with the Omega knot removed and installed into the Rubberset 400. So here is what we have.

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    The knot is set yet but I wanted to see what it would look like. I would like some of your thoughts.
     
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  2. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    I think it looks great.
    A purely personal preference would be to have it set just a tad deeper - but once again, that's highly subjective :)
     
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  3. GDCarrington

    GDCarrington Burma Shave

    This does get the brush very close to the original long lofted boar. If you like it, go for it! It looks great!
     
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  4. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Darkbulb thanks for posting up. I agree. It's set a tad deeper than it was in the Omega 49 handle. I'm about at the limit that I can increase the opening.

    Gary, thank you. I was hoping you would post up. I think i will set it here. It's not like it's a huge loss if I decide to take this knot out and go a different route.
     
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  5. Rustty

    Rustty Active Member

    Love your work Clint.
    Very nice.
     
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  6. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you. I'll post up pics after a set the knot. Look for it in the SOTD posts in the future.

    But you're the master. You made yours.
     
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  7. Rapidray

    Rapidray Well-Known Member

    Nice work! That looks like new! :happy088:
     
  8. HoosierTrooper

    HoosierTrooper Steve-less in Indiana

    Three words; out fricking standing!
     
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  9. Gordy

    Gordy Well-Known Member

    They are definitely one of the best looking shaving accessories ever. Well done on the restore, I love to see a link to the past being kept alive.
     
  10. 178-bplatoon

    178-bplatoon Well-Known Member

    Great looking restore @clint64!! :happy088:
     
  11. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    znice_brush.png I think it looks great. I'm pretty sure it performs great as well.
     
  12. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

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    Wowzers! :eek::happy096:
    …and Oh So Shiny! nicely done!
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  13. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Raymond, Tom, Gordy, Eddie, Jim and Kevin; Thanks you for the kind words. I am happy with the way it turned out. I hope to have time to set the knot tonight. Really want to use for one of this weekends shaves.
     
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    celestino Friendly Neighborhood Wetshaver

  15. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    I've been having my 400-3 sitting around on a shelf for months now begging to be shined up a bit and re-knotted...I think this thread was what I needed to put that in action. Thanks :)
     
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  16. Slow Joe

    Slow Joe Relishing his obsession

    I would love to get one of these brushes. I think they are one of the finest looking shaving products i have ever seen and you have done a fantastic job restoring it to its former glory. The knot looks great, but more importantly, it is one you are going to enjoy using.
     
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  17. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    You really should. You can break it up into a couple of major steps. The hardest part is the sanding if you want a mirror finish. I had six hours of sanding time to get from the start to ready to polish. Even then there were two pin hole dimples in one flute that were impossible to sand out since they were so deep. But I think the rewards are worth the effort.
     
  18. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Thank you.
     
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  19. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    That looks great! As stated, it looks like the original boar to me as well.
     

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