Before restoration....ow!!! After a face lift by Rudy After having it for sometime with the original (horrible) knot, I decided to finally put my Grandfather’s Ever-Ready 600 into play. The knot was a mess. So after trying unsuccessfully to get it out (and almost destroying the brush in the process) I turned the job over to the professionals. A trip up to Rudy Vey...short time after, here is the end result. This is one of Rudy’s Manchurian knots; excellent in all aspects. I am proud to say I now have another bit of family history in the den. Grandpa was a well respected master craftsman. His skills as a mechanic, tool & die maker, and machinist were well know back in the day. These pictures go back to the early 50’s-late 40’s. Grandpa is the wrecker driver and the guy behind the wheel of the antique fire truck which he no doubt worked on restoring. He was truly a great Grandfather who, along with my Dad, I will fondly remember this Father’s Day.