12-07-2013, 07:56 PM
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  • MikekiM
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I have an awesome handle that currently has a TGN Synthetic knot.. I don't care for the knot. Without doubt, the Semogue Owners Club boar is my favorite brush...I have three.

I would love to transplant the SoC knot to the handle.

I am going to try to steam the Synth knot out of the handle. If it doesn't work, I'll do surgery. Been there, done that. I don't care if the Synth knot survives, it's the handle I want.

No idea how to get the SoC knot out of the handle other than surgery. I think steaming the boar will ruin it.

Any of you brush gurus care to weigh in with some thoughts and/or suggestions?


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 12-07-2013, 08:03 PM
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  • ben74
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Perhaps Semogue might supply you with the knot (rather than risking one of your favourite brushes)... ?

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 12-07-2013, 08:14 PM
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Send it to Rudy, he removed an 1800 knot and transplanted it into a custom composite 1305 handle.

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 12-07-2013, 08:20 PM
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Good idea Jeff, have an expert do it!

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 12-07-2013, 10:04 PM
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(12-07-2013, 08:14 PM)Shanman Wrote: Send it to Rudy, he removed an 1800 knot and transplanted it into a custom composite 1305 handle.

* Personally, this would also be my option! Steaming knots out of handles isn't as difficult as trying to carefully remove a knot, intact, from a handle! Good luck to you if you do try it. Smile

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 12-07-2013, 10:59 PM
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I would go with the surgical method personally, you can always go with a dremel and cut the handle in half and see where the actual plug starts since the knot sits in a collar.

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 12-08-2013, 04:44 AM
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Thanks All -

I have the 'expert' route as my backup if I can't come up with a solid plan to do it myself. I would much prefer to do it myself. I've done about a half a dozen brushes in the past. A new Semogue knot might be the best option.

The recipient handle is acrylic and as I mentioned, I am willing to sacrifice that knot. So getting that one out, is easy.

(12-07-2013, 08:03 PM)ben74 Wrote: Perhaps Semogue might supply you with the knot (rather than risking one of your favourite brushes)... ?

Do you know who I would email to request this??

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 12-08-2013, 05:08 AM
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Interested in how this turns out. The SOC is my favorite boar knot. While I like the cherry and ash wood handles, the idea of that knot in a custom handle sounds great.

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 12-08-2013, 07:47 AM
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(12-08-2013, 04:44 AM)MikekiM Wrote: Thanks All -

I have the 'expert' route as my backup if I can't come up with a solid plan to do it myself. I would much prefer to do it myself. I've done about a half a dozen brushes in the past. A new Semogue knot might be the best option.

The recipient handle is acrylic and as I mentioned, I am willing to sacrifice that knot. So getting that one out, is easy.

(12-07-2013, 08:03 PM)ben74 Wrote: Perhaps Semogue might supply you with the knot (rather than risking one of your favourite brushes)... ?

Do you know who I would email to request this??

You could send a PM to Leon (aka Bruno of vintagescent.com), he is a member here.

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 12-08-2013, 08:00 AM
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(12-08-2013, 07:47 AM)ben74 Wrote: You could send a PM to Leon (aka Bruno of vintagescent.com), he is a member here.

+1 Good luck!

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 12-08-2013, 09:37 AM
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  • MikekiM
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The Synth released from the handle after less than a minute in the microwave. I'll clean it up later today.

I'll see what the next step is for the boar knot. It would be easiest to purchase one, but with three SoC's in my inventory, I could easily extricate one from the handle..

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 12-08-2013, 12:02 PM
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Rudy suggested cracking the SOC handle with a hammer and chisel. He suggested this in a separate post either here or somewhere else but I forget now. He said to line up the chisel with the grain of the wood and it Should crack easily.

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 12-08-2013, 06:58 PM
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(12-08-2013, 12:02 PM)NSmalls Wrote: Rudy suggested cracking the SOC handle with a hammer and chisel. He suggested this in a separate post either here or somewhere else but I forget now. He said to line up the chisel with the grain of the wood and it Should crack easily.

This seems to be a very logical. I'm very much DIY so I'd try this route, especially so since you were able to get the syn knot out of the other handle.

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 12-09-2013, 03:12 AM
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  • MikekiM
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(12-08-2013, 12:02 PM)NSmalls Wrote: Rudy suggested cracking the SOC handle with a hammer and chisel. He suggested this in a separate post either here or somewhere else but I forget now. He said to line up the chisel with the grain of the wood and it Should crack easily.

That seems logical indeed. I have shortage ways to approach this. After a quick series of emails with Leon, I learned the SoC knot is not available sans handle. I completely understand and expected this. But I also learned it's going to come out of the handle with the silver metal collar attached making the real challenge blacking out the ring (if you saw the handle you would agree the silver ring would be misplaced...).

Have to give some thought to this.

(12-08-2013, 06:58 PM)MaxP Wrote:
(12-08-2013, 12:02 PM)NSmalls Wrote: Rudy suggested cracking the SOC handle with a hammer and chisel. He suggested this in a separate post either here or somewhere else but I forget now. He said to line up the chisel with the grain of the wood and it Should crack easily.

This seems to be a very logical. I'm very much DIY so I'd try this route, especially so since you were able to get the syn knot out of the other handle.

Surprised how easily the synth released from the handle. Maybe it's an omen.

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 12-09-2013, 10:44 AM
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At the risk of derailing the thread, do you have any pics of the handle you want to drop the SOC into?

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 12-19-2013, 06:45 PM
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  • MikekiM
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(12-09-2013, 10:44 AM)Elendil Wrote: At the risk of derailing the thread, do you have any pics of the handle you want to drop the SOC into?

Here you go!!

http://shavenook.com/thread-semogue-owne...#pid326082

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