The 400 club

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by Darkbulb, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    I would HIGHLY recommend Jason @jtspartan
     
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  2. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

    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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    Last edited: May 5, 2021
  3. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    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. ?
    :eatdrink047:
     
  4. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

    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...
     
  5. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    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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  6. Dave in KY

    Dave in KY On second thought, Buttercup

    Congratulations to you both. High time they got put to use :happy088:
     
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  7. Old School

    Old School *$&%@#~

    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!
     
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    Old School *$&%@#~

  9. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    They're coming! I've got to run them through the Photo Editor batch resizer.
     
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  10. IAmTheJody

    IAmTheJody Gillette-i Master Staff Member

    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):
    IMG_20210504_194544~2.jpg IMG_20210504_194624~2.jpg IMG_20210504_194639~2.jpg IMG_20210504_194603~2.jpg

    After, before first use by me:
    IMG_20210519_120153.jpg IMG_20210519_120309.jpg IMG_20210519_120336.jpg IMG_20210519_120239.jpg
    IMG_20210519_120251.jpg IMG_20210519_120409.jpg IMG_20210519_120353.jpg

    First use/lather:
    IMG_20210520_003359.jpg IMG_20210520_004229.jpg IMG_20210520_003430.jpg IMG_20210520_003426.jpg

    After first use/lather:
    IMG_20210520_004948.jpg IMG_20210520_004938.jpg IMG_20210520_004933.jpg IMG_20210520_004930.jpg
    IMG_20210520_005007.jpg
     

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