You sound like me when it comes to gluing things. Start out with the best laid plan, then it all comes apart at execution. Regardless, looks like you did a great job. Enjoy the brush.View attachment 1279101
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2 part epoxy, a little string the tie the knot thinner in diameter, the popsicle stick came with the epoxy and a few extra wooden qtips. I also had a stack of alcohol wipes.
Started a timer on my phone just to keep an eye on the "5 minute" part of things. Mixed. Wiped down all surface with alcohol pad. Slathered a bit into my shim cork piece I had cut earlier and pressed in. Wiped excess. Slathered a thin bit onto bottom of knot. Turns out the string was useless as it kept slipping and a combo of low patience and pig fingers lead me to just squeeze the knot and push/twist it in until I felt it hit bottom. Wiped/cleaned up with another alcohol pad. Held it in place for the required 5 mins and now it sits for a day.
Final loft height -should- be around 51mm on a 24mm knot. I have another exact same knot set at 24/52-53 that I liked.
This all sounds complicated for what is essentially grade school glueing... but grade school was a long time ago and I never was a great student. I hope this worked out.