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Rudy Vey Custom Shaving Brushes and Restorations

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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.
 
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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.
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.
 
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