Discussion in 'The Brush' started by mercV12, Aug 16, 2008.
Do you repaint the lettering on the handles?? If so, what do you use??
No. that's the only thing I regret about my process. I have no way to save the white lettering during the polishing phase.
Let me further inspire you; check out these threads:
Rubberset Brush project
Ever-Ready Brush project
Now go Crazy!!!!!! :shocked003
I plan on doing this after I move at the end of the month. I have an old plastic NOS ever-ready boar brush. I figure I can fit a 20mm silvertip knot in there or file it out till it does fit. I'll probably use some JB weld to epoxy the knot in.
What a great thread; thank you!
you're welcome, Irena.
My first brush, VDH boar, is shedding hairs in clumps with glue/epoxy from the center. I have been toying with the idea of restoring it with a badger knot. Would you happen to know what size knot a VDH handle takes?
Thanks for the pictorial.
It has inspired me to pick up a couple of old brushes and give this process a try.
I have a little Klenzo that just came in today and I'll be picking up an Ever Ready (of similar model to the one you re-knotted) if I manage to win that auction.
The Klenzo is going to be a little dicey with the drilling out part... it's so small, I hope I don't break it.
I don't know what sizze it takes, but once you get the old bristles extracted, simply measure across the hole in milimeters.
Thanks for starting this post,it motivated me to replace a boar hair brush handle with a silvertip and it's my favorite brush.
Besides the bristles, I love the handle!
WOW... That is a sweet brush. What brand is it? I must find a handle like that.
It was a boar and badger hair mix brush that came from C&E. I bought it from another member here on the forum. I saw one for sell a few weeks ago on the BST forum.
Ok, here's what I'm starting with (stole the roomie's camera for a couple of pics)
The Klenzo is about ready for the new knot.
Nice job Skkid!
Adeptus those two handles are going to make very nice brushes.
I just got an old everready brush to give this a try with, where do you buy the flitz?
That's a good question.
While I admit that I haven't looked *that* hard, I've yet to see Flitz or Maas anywhere locally.
That was cool of you to do the step by step reknoting.Mayby more vintage brushes will be saved now. I prefer the vintage brush handles they look and feel different than the brushes of today.Had alot more styles,shapes and colors to choose from.Great Jobsigns097
Thank you for sharing the excitement and your knowledge
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