12-01-2013, 11:51 AM
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Whiting-Adams Vulcan 167

Hello friends. On this restoration I am going to post pictures along the months the restoration process lasts. Step by step.
This brush is a large brush. Handle height is 90 mm, and I can put a 30 mm knot on it. The handle has the 167 number engraved. I think it probably is the total height of the original brush (90 mm handle + 77 mm bristles)

Here the pics before cleaning, when I received it.

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Well, here we go. Starting the work. Ferrule was not glued. It had a cork gasket at top of the handle. And the inner ring of the ferrule was oxidized.

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After cleaning the inner ring, finally I decided to extract it. With caution.

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The work is done until here. More in coming weeks.

Enjoy your restorations! And mine!

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 12-01-2013, 07:37 PM
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Caramba, mi amigo! You surely are busy!
Looking forward to see the brush finished! Biggrin

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 12-01-2013, 07:40 PM
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  • Agravic
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Very nice, Juan ... thanks for sharing your work in progress.

Between your efforts and others, like Gary, we'll soon have to create a section entitled "This Old Brush" ... Biggrin

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 12-26-2013, 06:43 AM
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 02-09-2014, 10:58 AM
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Hi friends. Inner ring is finished. Made with two thin chromed brass rings. The inner, is cut to exact lenght, and epoxied. Then I smoothed the edges with the dremel, to prevent the ring cuts the badger hair. Just lacks to glue it to the ferrule in his placement. Next restoration session.

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 02-09-2014, 11:14 AM
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(02-09-2014, 10:58 AM)Dr Dulcamara Wrote: Hi friends. Inner ring is finished. Made with two thin chromed brass rings. The inner, is cut to exact lenght, and epoxied. Then I smoothed the edges with the dremel, to prevent the ring cuts the badger hair. Just lacks to glue it to the ferrule in his placement. Next restoration session.

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Moving right along! We will wait for the final product! Wink

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 02-09-2014, 02:45 PM
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You are doing nice work, Juan

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 04-03-2014, 01:18 AM
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I'm crying of joy with the Whiting Adams VULCAN 167 restored brush in my hands. You will cry too, friends. I'm sure.

I'm thinking if it would be convenient to cover it with a coat of Liberon Black Bison Wax. It is a final finish, and not any other finish can be applied over that. I will think. Probably the finish will be glossy, nice, but wax and water and alcaline shaving soap are not good friends, I think. Without wax, it has no gloss, just satin, but nice. And it can be oiled again if it is needed after some months of use.

It has been resting for several days, and several times, in a bath of a secret blend of Pure Tung Oil, Sweet Orange Oil, and others secret ingredients, in secret proportions, at controlled, but secret, temperature. The Dr Dulcamara's Tung Oil's secret blend recipe, ha ha. After each bath, several weeks hanging from a paracord, outdoors. Two or three months in total, I think. Finally, several minutes polishing with 0000 grit steeel wool, and a cloth, spinning at 1200-1500 rpm, in a mandrel at the drill. Now it is satin finished.

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 04-19-2014, 04:37 AM
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Well friends, here the pics of the restored brush.

Specs
Handle Height 89 mm (ferrule 28 mm, rest of handle 61 mm)
Diameters from top to bottom, 33.5-41-37.5-39-15-32-23 mm

Knot
Original knot was boar 30 mm
Now, it has a TGN Finest Badger knot 30.5x57 mm BULB

Total height of the brush 146 mm
Total weight 75 gr.

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Pics after bloom
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 04-19-2014, 06:55 AM
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  • BobH
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Very nicely done.

Bob

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 04-19-2014, 08:46 AM
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  • OldDog23
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beautiful restoration !

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 04-19-2014, 09:51 AM
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(04-19-2014, 04:37 AM)Dr Dulcamara Wrote: Well friends, here the pics of the restored brush.

Handle Height 89 mm (ferrule 28 mm, rest of handle 61 mm)
Diameters from top to bottom, 33.5-41-37.5-39-15-32-23 mm
Original knot was boar 30 mm
Now, it has a TGN Finest Badger knot 30.5x57 mm BULB
Total height of the brush 146 mm
Total weight 75 gr.

Well done. Well done indeed! Enjoy it!

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