04-28-2012, 02:25 PM
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Well, after the incident that led to "Win Some and Lose Some - Restoration Story" seen under the following thread:

http://shavenook.com/thread-win-some-and...tion-story

I realized that the Ever Ready would be scrapped but there was success on the other front. The Parker handle had passed the steam knot separation test with flying colors as seen below.

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So let's go with the winner and get a knot prepared. The knot selected is a Silvertip Badger with a 22.5 mm knot, an overall loft of 57 mm and a peak width of the hairs of 49 mm.

The knot was installed with a very strong waterproof epoxy and the results, with a duplicate of the same knot in the picture for reference, are as follows:

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A note that the knots came with a plastic sleeve that actually protects the hairs and served to aid in placing the knot in the brush. It allowed the knot to have pressure applied and allowed for a turning effect to allow the epoxy to set up well. It also allowed the brush to maintain a vertical position by resting at the top of the handle while the 5 minute curing process took place.

A view from the top down is also in order.

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I think overall it will do quite nicely after a nice break in process is complete and the expected bloom occurs. I will place a picture of the fully bloomed brush when it becomes available in this thread.

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 04-29-2012, 02:07 PM
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As promised here is a view of the Silvertip in full bloom.

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Here is the Silvertip along side the Simpson Colonel X2L in Best Badger.

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The Silvertip is much softer than the Best Badger (as expected). Now the restoration story is complete for the acrylic handle.

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 04-29-2012, 08:55 PM
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Very nice work and perspective on taking a positive few on the situation! The brush looks great!

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 04-30-2012, 04:58 AM
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  • Teiste
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Cool Gary!At least you can use the handle of the Parker,which was disappointing as a shaving brush,for what you have told us.
How is the backbone of the brush?

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 04-30-2012, 05:20 AM
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(04-30-2012, 04:58 AM)Teiste Wrote: Cool Gary!At least you can use the handle of the Parker,which was disappointing as a shaving brush,for what you have told us.
How is the backbone of the brush?

It has a medium level of backbone. This is my soft brush.
In fact it is as soft as the Muhle 33 K 257 Silvertip Fibre and slightly softer than the Simpson Best Colonel X2L.

I have broken it in slightly but I am using the Muhle for the next couple of days to see how it runs.

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 04-30-2012, 05:31 AM
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Great job. Glad to see this project worked out well and was a success.

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