06-23-2013, 08:03 PM
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I've been shaving with a VDH boar brush. it's the only brush I've ever had, of used. it works, but it's losing hairs. I want to make something better before it's too late. without the experience to know the ins and outs of different brushes with different soaps with the local water etc. I'm pretty much jumping in semi-blind. so I found a knot on ebay (151060990942) for pretty cheap and ordered it. it's supposed to arrive about july 1. I'm a woodworker. I'll make a handle and give it a whirl.

the knot description reads:

Grade: silver tip Badger hair
Knot diameter: 24mm
Brush Loft: 68mm


so, internet shavers, what advice have you for me.

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 06-24-2013, 12:19 PM
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  • mikeperry
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Hi

It's worth taking a look at a number of shaving brush restoration posts by GDCarrington (IMHO).

From my own posts, I will offer this one, Mistakes made & lessons learnt while re-knotting shaving brushes.

Good luck!

Take care, Mike

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 06-25-2013, 11:32 AM
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  • mikeperry
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Hi

Also keep an eye out for oscar11's (Steve's) "A shaving brush build along" write up...

Take care, Mike

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 06-26-2013, 05:43 PM
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handle turned, but no finish on it. the knot is just sitting in there. right now the wood is in the vacuum chamber, sucking up polyurethane.

silvertip badger, figured mesquite.

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 06-26-2013, 10:14 PM
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  • marcel
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That's a very good looking handle!

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 06-27-2013, 09:48 AM
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  • mikeperry
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(06-26-2013, 05:43 PM)bridger Wrote: silvertip badger, figured mesquite.

Hi

What size is the knot? Oops! my bad, I missed "Knot diameter: 24mm" part...

And what final loft height are you aiming for?

Take care, Mike

Edit: Added "Oops!" remark.

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 06-27-2013, 09:53 AM
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  • ajc347
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That's looking like it will turn out to be a really nice brush. Smile

It'll be great to see some more pictures when it's finished.

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 06-27-2013, 10:02 AM
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Very nice, looks like you've done a great job so far.

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 06-27-2013, 10:56 AM
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Looks great! I think others have written about temporarily setting a knot to get a feel for a particular loft. I would try that knot around 48mm loft and probably not higher than 50mm. Keep us posted!

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 06-29-2013, 12:10 PM
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glued the knot. I set it pretty high, but the hole flares up and out at the top which should provide some support for the bristles after it blooms.

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 06-29-2013, 12:20 PM
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Great looking build!

Frank

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 06-29-2013, 03:59 PM
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