12-24-2013, 09:09 AM
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  • Sanch
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ok so I would like to see your modified brushes NOT custom made unless you made it! modified meaning changed in any way to suit your needs ie. changed loft, changed handle, re knotted, re appropriated handle/knots what ever! I go first!

here is my VDH "Frankenbrush"
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The handle was hollow and not heavy enough so I filled it with 2 part epoxy and "added weight" enjoy! and POST EM UP!

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 12-24-2013, 09:15 AM
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  • robk
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cool looking btrush.

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 12-24-2013, 10:47 AM
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Thanks robk

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 12-24-2013, 12:05 PM
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That is a very unique brush!
Unfortunately, I only have custom ones. Blush

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 12-24-2013, 02:35 PM
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thanks again, I like this brush so much I'm looking for a decently priced Boar bristle as I type this.

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 12-24-2013, 09:07 PM
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(12-24-2013, 02:35 PM)Sanch Wrote: thanks again, I like this brush so much I'm looking for a decently priced Boar bristle as I type this.

If you're looking for just boar knots, The Golden Nib has quality boar knots at a good price. If you're looking for boar brushes, the Semogue line is excellent.

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 12-24-2013, 11:44 PM
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Interesting mod'!

No pix that I know of... A year or so ago I was PIFed a problem boar. It had been through a number of more experienced hands on this forum and no one could make it work. I couldn't either, but suspected it might benefit from a haircut. I'd never done that before and never heard of it being done, but the brush had been sent to me so that I could use the handle for a reknot. I figured I had nothing to lose since it was a one way trip for the brush. I clipped it to a more respectable loft and expected all sorts of scritch from it. I was surprised by how nicely it produced lather and also surprised by the lack of scritch. That experiment lasted a short time, but the bristles never split and I doubt they would have, if ever. Today that 1305 handle wears a TGN Finest Fan knot.

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 12-25-2013, 09:52 AM
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pulled trigger on a Omega 11126, if I pick up an old lathe from my father in law I may try my hand at turning some handles who knows I have enough hobbies as it is among them leather working, blade smithing, and a few others!

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 12-27-2013, 03:10 AM
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Have a good start !
I have done the same before many years and now most of my brushes are modified
I did the same for some DE's too and i never regret for my decision.

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 12-27-2013, 03:16 AM
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I picked up a Vulfix 2234h boar brush, but while the handle was stunning, the original knot was never to my liking... so I reknoted it with a Finest XH knot from TGN.

The result was this:

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 12-28-2013, 08:13 AM
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  • Sanch
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That it's a beauty thanks for sharing!!!!

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 12-30-2013, 01:20 PM
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Very pretty indeed !

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