05-29-2013, 05:18 PM
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Here's a Pre-bloom pic of my most recent GC Carrington restore.

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The Ace Finest is a great combo of a dense knot the is still soft.

Post-bloom pic
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After 5 shaves it's staring to come into it's real beauty.

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 05-29-2013, 05:23 PM
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  • ben74
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Great looking brush Mark, congratulations. Another fine restore by Gary.

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 05-29-2013, 05:44 PM
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That's a very classy looking brush. Congratulations.

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 05-29-2013, 06:03 PM
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It is nice to see these vintage handles refreshed with a nice new larger and upgraded knot. It is blooming out very nicely! Enjoy!

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 05-29-2013, 06:28 PM
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  • Codfish
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My word, Mark. This brush is absolutely terrific! What a beauty. The loft seems like a great choice, too. Congratulations to both you and Gary. I have some nice brushes, but this is a classic.

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 05-29-2013, 06:30 PM
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I really like the knot, size and proportions of that brush. Well done!

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 05-29-2013, 06:40 PM
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What a beautiful brush! Congratulations!

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 05-30-2013, 10:08 AM
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  • mikeperry
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Hi

The handle looks excellent and the newly installed 2-Band Finest knot looks first class Thumbsup

How do you find the flow through of the (24mm) knot with the set loft height (48mm)?

Take care, Mike

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 05-30-2013, 02:45 PM
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(05-30-2013, 10:08 AM)mikeperry Wrote: Hi

The handle looks excellent and the newly installed 2-Band Finest knot looks first class Thumbsup

How do you find the flow through of the (24mm) knot with the set loft height (48mm)?

Take care, Mike

Flow rate is super, gathers lather like a champ and flows just as well.

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 05-30-2013, 05:19 PM
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Thanks to all the kind comments.

I wish I had taken a starting photo, the transformation was dramatic. From a dirty old brush with a worn out knot, to what you see now. It really turned out wonderful.

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 05-30-2013, 05:38 PM
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  • MaxP
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  • Madison, WI
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Please forgive me if you've spoken to this question previously.

What method did you use to increase the hole size?
I believe that handle was originally about 20 mm.

Thank you.

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 05-30-2013, 06:26 PM
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(05-30-2013, 05:38 PM)MaxP Wrote: Please forgive me if you've spoken to this question previously.

What method did you use to increase the hole size?
I believe that handle was originally about 20 mm.

Thank you.

Max, you are correct on the original knot size and no one has broached that subject.

When I removed the knot, I thought that there would be enough room for an additional 4 mm of diameter. I thought at 24 mm the brush would go from average to something special. So I got my Dremel and my sanding drum and slowly sanded around the edge until it was at 24 mm. I was checking by attempting to insert the knot until it barely slipped in. When that happened, I decided to stop expanding so that the knot would be snug. After that a good final polish and the knot was permanently set.

Thanks for asking!

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 05-30-2013, 06:35 PM
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I had a Klenzo in butterscotch that was reknotted with a 20mm TGN finest. It was a gorgeous brush and a really nice restore; it was just too small. Now if I had this beauty...

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 05-30-2013, 06:45 PM
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  • MaxP
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Thanks GD

I had a Klenzo B985 with a 24mm knot. It was awesome. I traded it for a Thater two band. Not sure that was the right thing to do. Anyway, I have another B895 handle. I've taken the knot out. The hole size is 20mm.

I don't think I've got patience to enlarge the hole that much with a Dremel. I think I'll seek out a retired machinist and have it bored out on a lathe.

But first, I've got to order a knot.

Max

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 05-31-2013, 01:00 PM
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When I was restoring this, I noticed the some small scratches on the bottom which adds character to the brush.

Mark, I hope you are enjoying this one.

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 06-04-2015, 09:42 PM
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Finally, I found a beautiful Klenzo, albeit restored, brush.

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 06-05-2015, 06:51 AM
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  • kwsher
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  • Austin, TX - USA
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What a great restoration job- extremely well done! Thanks to you both for sharing the images as well as a bit of the technique. Love seeing/reading these threads.

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