11-01-2013, 04:40 PM
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I am in the middle of a restore with a TGN 20mm synthetic. It is currently taped in at 52mm but it does not seem to splay enough for me in my trial use. Does the loft on synthetics behave as with badger? I actually want it shorter, like 50mm but don't want it to have too much backbone and it seems like it already does.

I face lather 99% of the time. Can I still lower it without affecting the backbone as it is?

I like the handle, otherwise would have gotten a 24mm.

Thoughts?

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 11-01-2013, 05:53 PM
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(11-01-2013, 04:40 PM)Bowhnter Wrote: I am in the middle of a restore with a TGN 20mm synthetic. It is currently taped in at 52mm but it does not seem to splay enough for me in my trial use. Does the loft on synthetics behave as with badger? I actually want it shorter, like 50mm but don't want it to have too much backbone and it seems like it already does.

I face lather 99% of the time. Can I still lower it without affecting the backbone as it is?

I like the handle, otherwise would have gotten a 24mm.

Thoughts?

Synthetics should be placed a little longer in general than naturals.

Now I have used that knot down to around 50 mm, but there will be some stronger backbone. This may sound counter-intuitive but increase the loft to 54 mm to see how it will splay with the additional loft.

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 11-01-2013, 06:20 PM
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Thanks, Gary. I will give that a shot. I was thinking it looked too tall for the handle as it is, but I really want better performance.

Would that be the same with a 24mm or higher knot? Set it higher?

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 11-01-2013, 06:27 PM
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(11-01-2013, 06:20 PM)Bowhnter Wrote: Thanks, Gary. I will give that a shot. I was thinking it looked too tall for the handle as it is, but I really want better performance.

Would that be the same with a 24mm or higher knot? Set it higher?

Not necessarily. The density of the 24 allows for a greater range of loft settings. 48 mm at the lowest and 54 mm at the highest. The 24 mm has a greater range without having issues than the 22 mm or the 20 mm in my opinion.

This one was one I set to 49 mm and Bob has enjoyed using it.
He wanted a little stiffer setting.

http://shavenook.com/thread-my-1st-resto...carrington

Here is one I did for me at 53 mm and is one of my favorite brushes.

http://shavenook.com/thread-ever-ready-c...-synthetic

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 11-01-2013, 06:47 PM
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Great, thanks. now I need to find another handle for a bigger knot.

This is what I am currently working with. It isn't dry yet.

[Image: GPm3ysm.jpg]

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 11-01-2013, 06:50 PM
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(11-01-2013, 06:47 PM)Bowhnter Wrote: Great, thanks. now I need to find another handle for a bigger knot.

This is what I am currently working with. It isn't dry yet.

[Image: GPm3ysm.jpg]

Is it set at 52 mm in that photo?

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 11-01-2013, 07:01 PM
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Yes it is at 52 here

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 11-02-2013, 09:24 AM
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Mike,
I would have to concur with Gary to set it at 54mm if you find it has too much backbone at 52mm.
That is a bit surprising that you do find it has too much backbone for that 20mm knot at 52mm. I would have thought that it wouldn't have enough.
I have two brushes with the new Frank Shaving Gen 4 knots which I believe are 26-27mm set at 54mm and find them to be just about right.
Best of luck with the brush and that handle looks wonderful! Biggrin

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