04-26-2013, 07:38 PM
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  • blzrfn
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  • Vancouver USA
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My wife called me after I got home from work and said she would be out for a while with my daughters. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my free time...

Before:
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90 minutes later, drilled, dremmelled, buffed and reloaded with a 22mm TGN Silvertip knot (final specs 24.5mm at base by 49mm loft).
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Now I just got to wait 24 hours for the silicone adhesive to cure so I can test lather it.

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 04-26-2013, 07:45 PM
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The brush looks great, nice job!

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 04-26-2013, 07:51 PM
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Wow, what a beauty! Great job!

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 04-26-2013, 07:59 PM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Nice job! 90 minutes ... I'd still be looking at the new knot, the handle, the drill/dremel and the adhesive, contemplating what to do! Biggrin

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 04-26-2013, 09:38 PM
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Hey Dave,

Nice restoration. One quick question for you I have seen many handles being re-knotted, but can a knot from a cracked brush be put in a new handle? So Old knot & New handle?

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 04-26-2013, 10:09 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Badger, yes, you can put an old knot in a new handle.

Dave, best 90 minutes you ever spent. Nice job.

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 04-26-2013, 10:15 PM
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  • blzrfn
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Absolutely Badger, you just need to carefully remove the knot from the old handle and find a new handle that it will fit in.

Thanks everybody for the kind comments. I don't know about the "best" 90 minutes, but perhaps the most productive 90 minutes in a crafty sense.

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 04-27-2013, 04:49 AM
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Good work!

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 04-27-2013, 06:36 AM
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Very nice job! Thanks for the great pics. Some of my favorite brushes are refurbished ones. My absolute favorite is a Rooney Finest which was a case of a failed knot that had been removed from the Rooney handle being reglued and placed into a new handle, which was done for me by Bernd at Shavemac. I wish I could have sat and watched him as he worked. I think anything is possible if one has the tools and the know-how.

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 04-27-2013, 06:58 AM
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Meet "Dave blzrfn" the star of A&E's new hit TV series.......... "Flip this Brush"

In the next episode, Dave works quickly to make what was once old and useless into something trendy and usable. Watch as Dave as he does his quickest restoration yet!

Biggrin

Great job, Dave!

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 04-27-2013, 10:58 AM
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  • blzrfn
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  • Vancouver USA
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(04-27-2013, 06:58 AM)Moe Wrote: Meet "Dave blzrfn" the star of A&E's new hit TV series.......... "Flip this Brush"

In the next episode, Dave works quickly to make what was once old and useless into something trendy and usable. Watch as Dave as he does his quickest restoration yet!

Biggrin

Great job, Dave!

Thanks for the chuckle and compliment. I'm not sure the restoration process would be entertaining as a whole, but the blooper reel might make for must see TV. The original knot was 20mm but I decided to widen the bore after slipping with the dremmel while removeing the old knot. This turned out to be a happy mistake, fortunately!

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 04-27-2013, 11:07 AM
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For me, rule #1 has been to always enlarge the knot. In the olden days, I think they used to like teeny weenie knots.

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 04-28-2013, 12:48 PM
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  • blzrfn
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Just thought I'd throw up a few post-bloom pics from today. The test lather has me real hopeful that this brush will not only feel great on the face but have enough backbone to face lather my favorite soaps.

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 04-28-2013, 05:42 PM
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That's come up great for an hour and a half worth of work! I really like that honeycomb colour too.

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 04-28-2013, 05:45 PM
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Wow, that is a sweet brush! i hope you enjoy it and thanks for the pics.

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 04-29-2013, 04:03 PM
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Sweet brush, looks great and love the knot work.

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 04-30-2013, 12:23 PM
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  • mikeperry
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Hi Dave

Nice work on the restoration Thumbsup

Take care, Mike

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 05-01-2013, 08:02 AM
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  • blzrfn
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  • Vancouver USA
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Used this brush in the act of shaving for the first time this morning. The knot is pillow soft on the face with more than enough backbone due to the low loft. Because of the low loft the knot feels very dense and flow suffers just a bit, but I was able to get three passes out of the brush only resorting to squeezing the knot for some needed touching up. The handle is very comfortable and the weight feels good in the hand. I am going to polish up the base of the brush a little bit more and color in the brand and model number, leaving the center text untouched. This brush is way better than I had hoped it would be and could challenge some of my high dollar brushes head-to-head on face feel.

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