Discussion in 'The Brush' started by Darkbulb, Nov 3, 2014.
Yes, thank you @Clouds!
@Old School You did a much more professional job than I. I just set the knot the depth I wanted and applied marine grade silicone underneath working in the sides until a thin film covered the glue bumps bottom. In a short time it is firm enough not to drip out and I set on a paper towel for overnight. Yours again much more thought out and nicely done.
FINALLY got to trying to get this 400 polished and maybe should have waited until I got a detail dremel tool rather than using my RotoZip with an attachment.................. It grabbed and scarred it in a few places. Good enough for now but may sand them later when I calm down from being mad at myself for rushing it........
Before Pics for Reminder
After Pics showing shine progress and scars
Hopefully we'll see Jason @jtspartan show us his project and progress when he gets to it.
I have one still sitting in a box of brushes ..... very little ambition since move.
I still want one of those if I can ever find one for a reasonable price!!
Not much to show so far, Dave. I was able to get the ferrule off with a strap wrench. Some persuasion necessary, but no damage to it. Haven’t started the polishing process yet, but did order a Oumo flattop boar for what I hope will be an authentic look.
Cool, I know you'll have it better than new when you have time
Had a few hours this evening to spend on the 400.
Got the old knot out and cleaned up the inside of the ferrule a bit:
Used 3 grits of buffing pads with Mother’s. Not bad for a first day, but I want a few more of the scratches out so I will progress through the pads again and keep going with the elbow grease:
Looking great and getting close
After another few hours:
I can’t wait for the knot to get here...there has been some excellent advice on here for how to set it.
awesome Jason,well done..
The Oumo flattops finally arrived.
I used a quarter wrapped in wax paper as a 'base' and built up a marine grade silicone nest for the knot. It seems to have held quite well:
Thanks again, Dave!
Great job and just gorgeous, Jason.
Reckon I'm in the club. I've been sitting on these for about 10 years with the hopes of restoring them. I have this idea that I want three different badger brush heads with one handle, but at this point I would be happy just to have one of them restored. I have tried my hand at restoring vintage brushes before and learned quickly it's not for me to do. There are some old threads around here that proves this.
AWESOME, I'm missing my #3 from the set of 3 after gifting it. Not hard with a cloth head on a Dremel and some polish. Get'm done, you can do it !
I'll refinish them for you if i can keep one... see my work above
Great offer and was actually what I had in mind for whomever restores it for me. He or she restores one for me possibly including supplying the knot depending on how much they are going for these days, and keeps the other for themselves.
I'm keeping the one that still has the old knot in it as it is part of a little vintage shaving display I have in my man cave.
I looked back through the posts and I think I saw you have only done one? Something about stacking quarters and using bath caulking? It's nothing personal but I definitely want someone who knows what they are doing with these handles. I want it to last my lifetime for sure.
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