Discussion in 'The Brush' started by Darkbulb, Nov 3, 2014.
I would HIGHLY recommend Jason @jtspartan
I believe I know exactly what I'm doing, but if you're not comfortable I'm not comfortable.
My first attempt I used an exterior caulk that came highly recommended due to the ease of replacing the knot if desired.
What I found is soaking it in hot water wasn't conducive to the caulk.
Now I'm using a marine grade epoxy in black that matches the original material in look and feel. It'll easily last multiple lifetimes.
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Well that definitely sounds much better. Jeff @stingraysrock did a brush restore for me about 8 or 9 years ago and I remember him talking about using marine grade epoxy, and when I saw people using caulk, I was quite hesitant.
Let's take this to PM to discuss knots, get your address, etc. ?
LOL, I'm seeing my quote in your post and cursing text to speech. I edited my post above if anyone needs the intended translation!
Jody I pm'd you a moment ago...
Excitement builds! Mike has my knot ordered - went with a 24mm Finest-grade 2-band badger because I like a good stiff backbone in my brushes - and I'll be mailing the beautiful 400 handles to him tomorrow, one for him and one for me! We'll have cousin 400s! I've been wanting at least one of these brushes restored for at least 9 years but they have just been sitting here collecting dust after I removed the old knots from them, especially after the stroke I had a few years ago - which is one more reason why I am just not confident in my abilities to do all of the polishing and such. My hands just are not what they used to be. These days, I do good just to drive and swing a safety razor around my face. Anyway, Mike has been great in the messages working with me on this and making it happen. So stay tuned!
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Congratulations to you both. High time they got put to use
Thanks Dave, just putting the knowledge you shared to good use. I'm happy to help and almost feel guilty .
I feel another PIF coming, but guess what it won't be...a 400 lol!
@IAmTheJody , lets see those lather pics!
They're coming! I've got to run them through the Photo Editor batch resizer.
I say to myself, "Hello self. Welcome to the 400 Club!"
Much appreciation and exuberant thanks to Mike @Old School for beautifully restoring my 400! 24mm Finest-grade 2-band badger hair knot from The Golden Nib, set at 44mm loft for fantastic backbone!
Before (I sent him two - one for him and one for me):
After, before first use by me:
After first use/lather:
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