05-19-2013, 03:28 PM
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Here it is, folks! My latest from the workshop of Gary Carrington. It's a custom restored Ever-Ready 150 with a terrific 28mm Ace Shaving Company 3-band silvertip badger knot set at 54mm.

I wish you could try this brush, folks! It's dense, with nice backbone, and with truly luxurios soft tips and wonderful face feel.

Congratulations Gary, and thank you!


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 05-19-2013, 03:33 PM
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  • OldDog23
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NICE !! Love

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 05-19-2013, 03:35 PM
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Great restoration!

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 05-19-2013, 05:46 PM
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There was an interesting back story behind this particular brush.

Jim had this brush stored away for some time. He had bought this "restored brush" because he liked the handle. When he got it there was one major flaw. It had epoxy all over the knot and all over the top of the handle. This was what it looked like.

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So when Jim brought this out of storage we discussed whether or not I could do anything with this, or was it a total loss. I told him to ship it to me and I would see what could and could not be done. When I got the handle I saw that whoever attempted to restore this brush decided to use what seemed like and entire tube of epoxy on the knot and much of it leeched into the hairs at the base of the brush. The worse thing was the knot was really nice and it could have been a very good restoration, but too much epoxy made a mess. A shoddy attempt at restoring.

At the time I was busy on a few projects, but I realized that Jim wanted to have the brush done quickly due to personal obligations that were coming up. I told Jim that I thought the best way to approach this was to remove the offensive area entirely and make a big brush. After some careful measurements, I realized that I could clear a 28 mm knot if I sheared off the top after removing the "old" knot. I gave a warning though that this was major surgery and that if the handle broke from the vast quantity of epoxy, that there would be no way to correct the issue. Since the brush was useless, we decided to go for broke to restore it. After discussion we decided that the ACE 28 mm Silvertip was in order. So that I did, order the knot that is, and then waited about a week to get it.

After receiving the knot, I quickly got to work. I decided to just work on the brush without a lot of documentation to speed up the process. I did not know whether drilling with the power drill would damage the handle. After about an hour of drilling and then cutting away the remaining top, enough clearance was provided so that the knot could fit with enough depth to provide a loft of 54 mm. Then the handle was filled with epoxy and copper shot to provide a solid weight to the brush. After the brush handle finished curing, the knot was installed and epoxied in without having the same condition that required the second restoration to be performed.

Jim received the brush and noted that the size was large and luxurious and the 54 mm loft provided excellent backbone. Plus it is very hefty and solid. So there is the back story concerning of the twice restored Ever Ready.

Jim I am glad you are enjoying this brush!

Use it in good health!



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 05-19-2013, 06:48 PM
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Wow, what a beautiful bursh, Jim!
Great work, Gary! Biggrin
Boy, i must have SBAD as i cannot stop drooling over these older handles! Blush

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 05-19-2013, 09:24 PM
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Great work Gary and congratulations Jim!

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 05-20-2013, 04:50 AM
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Wow! I want one...

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 05-20-2013, 05:18 PM
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(05-20-2013, 04:50 AM)mcgils Wrote: Wow! I want one...

Things like that can be arranged you know ... Biggrin

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 05-24-2013, 02:59 PM
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(05-19-2013, 06:48 PM)celestino Wrote: Wow, what a beautiful bursh, Jim!
Great work, Gary! Biggrin
Boy, i must have SBAD as i cannot stop drooling over these older handles! Blush

Does SBAD really go away? Biggrin

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 05-24-2013, 03:59 PM
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Now THAT'S a Shaving Brush! Classy Biggrin

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 05-24-2013, 05:50 PM
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(05-24-2013, 03:59 PM)Nickadermis Wrote: Now THAT'S a Shaving Brush! Classy Biggrin


Thanks!

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