Restored!

Discussion in 'Brush Making and Restorations' started by lassmanac, Oct 25, 2018.

    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. 2018_1005_10375300-01.jpeg

    Not very nice looking, hey? Well, i gave em a haircut and went to work.

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    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.

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    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.

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    I was really sweating the shavemac. But had no issues, thank goodness!
     
  1. Nice work! They all look great. I like the red and butterscotch combo.
     
  2. emwolf

    emwolf Contributor

    very nice work!
     
  3. Graydog

    Graydog Contributor

    They Look Great .
     
  4. ajkel64

    ajkel64 Moderator

    You did good.
     
  5. Thanks guys. I am pleased as punch. One of these is going to my son.

    I let the resin dry over night and gave my newly knotted shavemac a go.

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    Didn't lose a single hair! From the brush, anyway.
     
  6. Great looking brushes!! Enjoy! :a14::a14::a14::a14:
     
  7. rockviper

    rockviper Moderator Emeritus

    Well done!
     
  8. Very nice work, what was the process for polishing them?
     
  9. REV579

    REV579 Contributor

    Very nice work!
     
  10. I used wet/dry sandpaper 320 grit, 800 grit, and then various grits on the micro mesh sanding pads all the way to 12000, followed up with a dremel with a cotton buffer wheel.
     
  11. That is a fine looking brush.. should last a long time..
    I mentioned elsewhere that I too did a brush in two band Badger but, actually it is Maagards Silvertip.
    I do want to do another w/ a nice Two band Badger knot.
    Any suggestions on who makes a good one?:shaving:
    Thanks.
     
  12. Very nice. You and your son should get alot of great shaves out of them.
     
  13. Very nice work.
     

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