Ok, i have to say... I have no skills when it comes to being crafty or building or making. I have a few tools and they have a lot of dust on them. However, inspired by what i have seen here i thought i might have a go at restoring a couple of brushes! I picked up a couple of oldies off the bay. An Ever-Ready 69 amd 100. Not very nice looking, hey? Well, i gave em a haircut and went to work. Unfortunately I don't have any pics of the process, but here is the result. Sanded, polished, and new 22mm TGN finest badger bulb knots set at 50mm-ish loft. They have magnets in the bottom and about 14 or 15 pennies amd resin inside the handle. Very nice weight. I also went out on a huge limb and put a new 23mm TGN high mountain white badger in a shavemac brush my wife got for me about 8 years ago. It was losing at least 10 hairs every time i used it. I was really sweating the shavemac. But had no issues, thank goodness!