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.
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