07-05-2013, 05:17 PM
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I had a TGN 24 mm 3 Band Synthetic that I was testing in some temporary handles and I saw an Ever Ready C40 in the box of stuff. So one thing led to another and ...

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 07-05-2013, 05:25 PM
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Hi Gary

Nicely done, the end result looks first class Clap

Take care, Mike

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 07-05-2013, 05:30 PM
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I like that! I'm still looking at synthetics and a handle to put it in. I have a C40 but it doesn't have a black ring at the top. What do you put in them after you widen the hole?

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 07-05-2013, 05:35 PM
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(07-05-2013, 05:30 PM)Bowhnter Wrote: I like that! I'm still looking at synthetics and a handle to put it in. I have a C40 but it doesn't have a black ring at the top. What do you put in them after you widen the hole?

Metal and epoxy or hard glue like E6000.

(07-05-2013, 05:25 PM)mikeperry Wrote: Hi Gary

Nicely done, the end result looks first class Clap

Take care, Mike

Thanks!

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 07-05-2013, 06:03 PM
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Very nice work, Gary! Biggrin

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 07-05-2013, 06:14 PM
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Very cool. I have never tried a synthetic for myself

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 07-05-2013, 06:18 PM
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(07-05-2013, 06:14 PM)hig789 Wrote: Very cool. I have never tried a synthetic for myself

As you know C40s are everywhere and the Generation 3 TGN 3 Band Synthetics are an excellent value (one of the best bangs for the buck in the synthetic market). When you hog out a C40 to accommodate the knot and add weight, it becomes a nice vintage alternative to a entirely new brush.

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 07-05-2013, 06:35 PM
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great work, it looks very nice with that synthetic.

for those wondering about other knots they will accommodate, you can get an Omega to fit in it too.

I added weight (washer), then filler, then washer, then filler to give it a balanced weight and not be top or bottom heavy. I also chose to sand out the plastic mould lines

the C-40 is a great brush to restore for anyone.

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 07-05-2013, 06:43 PM
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You are correct about the molding lines. I usually only sand out the line that circles the body (beige) and not the base lines to preserve lettering. That is what I did with this brush.

The C40 and subsequent Burma Shaves were made with 4 molded pieces. Two red pieces are joined to form the base (a line can be seen at the bottom), the unified base is joined to half of the body (beige) and the upper part of the body (beige) is joined to the lower part of the body. A few come with black caps, most come without caps. With this brush, I made a black piece to resemble a black cap. Some solid weight throughout makes it uniformly heavy.

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 07-05-2013, 06:49 PM
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After seeing your pics and reading this thread, I'm starting to get the restore bug again.

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 07-06-2013, 03:49 AM
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(07-05-2013, 06:49 PM)Bruce Wrote: After seeing your pics and reading this thread, I'm starting to get the restore bug again.

It happens that way.

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 07-07-2013, 02:08 PM
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Today's shave was the first shave with the upgraded C40 brush. Being filled with metal and epoxy/glue the C40 is now very solid with plenty of heft. The TGN synthetic 24 mm is still one of the very best values on the market. It worked up more than enough lather for a head shave and two face passes with more than enough extra to spare.

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 07-08-2013, 02:44 AM
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 07-13-2013, 06:36 AM
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The TGN Synthetic in this setup almost matches the performance of the FS Pur-Tech and the Muhle V2 STF. Great Knot with soft tips and good backbone due to its density.

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 07-14-2013, 06:11 PM
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Nice restore!

I agree about the quality of the latest TGN nylon knots. Very good. I originally built a 24 mm TGN syn' brush for head lathering exclusively. Then decided head shaving wasn't working for me. OK, now I had the brush. Since they don't splay the way a natural bristle does in use, it works fine for my face lathering. A 24mm natural bristle with the same loft would IMO be far too large.

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 11-14-2013, 05:14 PM
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(07-05-2013, 05:17 PM)GDCarrington Wrote: I had a TGN 24 mm 3 Band Synthetic that I was testing in some temporary handles and I saw an Ever Ready C40 in the box of stuff. So one thing led to another and ...

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I used this today. It has really become my favorite overall synthetic brush and the one I use the most.

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 01-05-2014, 01:53 PM
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 01-05-2014, 06:57 PM
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Looks great Gary!

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 01-05-2014, 07:34 PM
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Looks fantastic. I have a few handles leftover from flea markets in need of a knot.. including a vintage Wee Scott. I am very curious about the TGN Synthetics.

The C40 is indeed a fantastic handle. I love my TGN Finest 24mm restore.

Ahh found it:

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 01-06-2014, 07:10 AM
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I am thinking of getting the TGN 24mm syn. I bowl lather with creams exclusively. What loft do you think would be ideal? Also does the TGN have a noticeable glue bump and if so what is the effective loft on your 24mm. Thanks for the help, Jim

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