That's why I asked. I love oosb! I have a couple not listed there. Would you like me to mention you in the threads I Post vintage photos if you don't have them at OOSB? So they show up in your Alerts?I'm sure there are many of us who would love to see photos and get more info on these historical brushes. Best to start a new thread though.
Mine feels like hard rubber, but I haven't done the usual tests to confirm that it is. I would err on the side of caution and tape of the ferrule.I’m about to re knot a 200-3 buff the handle and repaint the text on the black Ferrule .
Is the Ferrule in the alberite material buff wheel -able or should I tape it off so the buffer does not damage it?
I'm glad it worked out. Please start a thread with photos when it's complete.Boarderboss, thanks for the reply. i did tape up the black ferrule for my sanding progression 600/1000/1500/2000/2500 on the faux ivory (definitely cellulose as it smelled of camphor / vabe-o-rub) and not fetid formaldehyde (bakelite)
prior to using white buff compound on a wheel.
i DID carefully buff but not sand the black ferrule a bit and it looks beautiful, like "wet" black. i did not buff the rubberset text etching area yet. Im running to the hobby store right now to get a 0.5-0.8mm white paint pen at the hobby store.
i agree, its some form of hard rubber. i think the rubberset company called it Alberite? glad i did not sand it.
i did fill the handle with epoxy putty for weight and balance. nice a heavy now.
strange white brittle material that the base of the knot sets on. like plaster? i simply shaved a big enough hole in it with an exacto knife on center to facilitate epoxy putty rat turds that i filled the handle with.
not sure what material it was?
what year did the 200-3 get made? any idea?
and oh yeah....cant wait for the 24mm two row finest knot to arrive and be set. feels so very right in my hands.
Here's my addition.