05-09-2013, 05:34 PM
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  • Tonality
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Hey all,

With my finals finished and the semester over I was able to sit down and finish up these two restores today. I must say, I am extremely pleased with both of them and can't wait to give them a spin!

On the left is a green and black Ever Ready 150W with a 22mm TGN XH Fan shaped Finest knot set at about 48mm. I added a 1oz fishing weight and a half dozen or so quarters to the hollow handle, so it has a nice bit of heft to it now!

On the right is the beautiful vintage Old Spice brush with a 23mm Wet Shaving Products Superfine knot set at 50mm. This handle was SUPER easy to work with and turned out just spectacular. I love how it almost glows, and how the knot gives the handle a two-toned look.

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Nice density to both of them. OS on the left, ER on the right.

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I'm thinking of thinning down some white or silver paint and filling in the lettering on the OS brush, what do you all think?

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Thanks!

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 05-09-2013, 05:37 PM
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Excellent work!

Enjoy them both! Cool

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 05-09-2013, 06:02 PM
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Beautiful Anthony!

(05-09-2013, 05:34 PM)Tonality Wrote: I'm thinking of thinning down some white or silver paint and filling in the lettering on the OS brush, what do you all think?

I think it would look really great! I don't know if you would have to thin much. I've repainted a couple of Slims with model paint and no thinning at all.

~Frank

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 05-09-2013, 06:07 PM
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They look great, especially the OS one.

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 05-09-2013, 06:14 PM
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SWEET !!! I've always loved the old Rootbeer Old Spice brushes. I had one many years ago. They both look Dapper!!!

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 05-09-2013, 06:26 PM
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(05-09-2013, 06:14 PM)Nickadermis Wrote: SWEET !!! I've always loved the old Rootbeer Old Spice brushes. I had one many years ago. They both look Dapper!!!

I agree, ever since I first saw one I knew I had to have one in my collection!

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 05-09-2013, 10:37 PM
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  • Johnny
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Anthony, both brushes turned out well but I really like that Old Spice brush. Not something you see much of anymore. Well done young man.

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 05-09-2013, 10:41 PM
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That Old Spice handle is fantastic!

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 05-10-2013, 05:04 AM
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(05-09-2013, 10:41 PM)Mong. Wrote: That Old Spice handle is fantastic!

Agreed! I have one but actually am getting some enjoyment out of the vintage knot, nice to know their easy to work with if I decide to re-knot. Excellent work!

Does the knot show through the handle, did you do anything to color the knot area inside the brush?

Thanks,

Moe

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 05-10-2013, 05:21 AM
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(05-10-2013, 05:04 AM)Moe Wrote:
(05-09-2013, 10:41 PM)Mong. Wrote: That Old Spice handle is fantastic!

Agreed! I have one but actually am getting some enjoyment out of the vintage knot, nice to know their easy to work with if I decide to re-knot. Excellent work!

Does the knot show through the handle, did you do anything to color the knot area inside the brush?

Thanks,

Moe

It does show through the handle a bit, more so on this one cause I widened the hole for the knot. But it gives it a cool two-tone look and doesn't look bad at all.

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 05-10-2013, 07:40 AM
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Hi Anthony

Nice restoration work on both of them Thumbsup

Take care, Mike

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 05-10-2013, 08:58 AM
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(05-09-2013, 10:41 PM)Mong. Wrote: That Old Spice handle is fantastic!

+1 Both are very nice, Anthony, but that Old Spice on is very classy! Enjoy the brushes and great work!

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 05-10-2013, 07:52 PM
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  • blzrfn
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Nice work Anthony, I can't help but thinking that the name on the bottom of the brush would look really good in gold fleck paint. Don't forget to throw up some post-bloom pics when you get a chance.

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 05-10-2013, 09:01 PM
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(05-10-2013, 07:52 PM)blzrfn Wrote: Nice work Anthony, I can't help but thinking that the name on the bottom of the brush would look really good in gold fleck paint. Don't forget to throw up some post-bloom pics when you get a chance.

Painted and bloom pics should be up his weekend!

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 05-12-2013, 12:13 PM
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Here ya go! I went with an off white to keep with the vintage look. My other choice was silver, but I'm pleased with these results!

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Also, bloom pic!

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 05-12-2013, 03:04 PM
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I think you nailed it with the off white lettering! Classy Biggrin

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 05-12-2013, 03:30 PM
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(05-12-2013, 03:04 PM)Nickadermis Wrote: I think you nailed it with the off white lettering! Classy Biggrin

Thank you! It is certainly now one off absolute favorite brushes!

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 05-12-2013, 09:02 PM
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Fixed the broken images!

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 05-12-2013, 09:16 PM
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Forget what I said about gold fleck, you nailed it with that off-white paint! Beautiful brush and very nice work!

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 05-13-2013, 04:17 PM
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(05-12-2013, 12:13 PM)Tonality Wrote: Here ya go! I went with an off white to keep with the vintage look. My other choice was silver, but I'm pleased with these results!

Hi Anthony

That there sir is a job very! well done Clap

Take care, Mike

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