02-27-2014, 02:03 PM
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  • blzrfn
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(02-27-2014, 11:23 AM)P Funk Wrote: Gorgeous collection Dave!

The butterscotch handles are exquisite. They all seem to be polished up quite nicely.
What do you do to give them all that nice luster?

Thank you Piyush, you probably recognize a few of those brushes. To polish vintage brushes I use my 8" bench buffer with a loose flannel wheel, blue compound and a very light touch. This is a very slow process as you have to make sure to polish the brush very evenly or it will come out splotchy. It is less aggressive than liquid/paste polishes so doesn't effect the lampblack or the shade of butterscotch as much but you can get a very glossy finish if desired.

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 02-28-2014, 03:53 AM
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(02-23-2014, 08:37 PM)blzrfn Wrote: I found myself with a few extra hours today and decided I would update my butterscotch and restoration pictures. Then I realized that I should go ahead and grab all of them and just post it for others to enjoy. There are a few brushes that appear in more than one photograph because, as I mentioned, I was originally planning on updating specific threads.

Butterscotch (my main addiction):
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Restorations completed by me, still in rotation:
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Boars, Horses and mixed:
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Modern(ish):
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I have more brushes on the way that I will add here later on and several brushes in the garage awaiting restoration, but overall I am very pleased with my selection and there are a few that may be destined for a new home, but none are rushing out the door.

Oh wow.. This definitely seems some "good" addiction.. Wink Simply incredible

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 03-02-2014, 11:47 AM
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That red Omega 49 with a 2-band knot is truly unique Dave.

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 03-03-2014, 10:59 AM
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  • blzrfn
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Thank you Ricardo. It is a bit lighter than a true solid resin handle brush would be as the hot glue is less dense, but it performs remarkably well. For the price (about $35 in materials) it is a knock out!

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 06-25-2014, 11:08 AM
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Beautiful collection

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 06-28-2014, 03:02 PM
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Such a crazy BAD! im jealous of so many brushes!

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 07-13-2014, 06:10 AM
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It must be difficult deciding which brush to use each day!
Great collection.Exclamation

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 07-14-2014, 02:29 PM
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Nice collection, Dave. Those vintage Culmaks are always very impressive to me.

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 10-27-2014, 09:45 AM
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(02-23-2014, 11:20 PM)Dipesh Wrote: The best addiction you can have! Great brushes there.
first time I heard this and you know what? I agree!

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 11-02-2014, 06:55 PM
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  • jamesrobson5
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Wonderful collection, its great to see all of those brushes restored. Thank you for sharing.

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 11-17-2014, 05:29 AM
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Great collection of brushes, almost one for each day of the month!!

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 11-17-2014, 09:26 PM
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superb looking handles. now i feel completely awaken. lol, keep it up!!

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 11-19-2014, 04:09 PM
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Great collection. Those butterscotch brushes have so much character.

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 11-19-2014, 04:59 PM
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  • Gabe
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Wow!! What a collection!!! Thanks for sharing

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 12-22-2014, 05:15 PM
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  • grantmm
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Aren't we due for an update of the whole collection?

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 12-23-2014, 11:38 AM
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(12-22-2014, 05:15 PM)grantmm Wrote: Aren't we due for an update of the whole collection?

+1 Biggrin

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 12-23-2014, 12:23 PM
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  • blzrfn
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Indeed, indeed...

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 12-23-2014, 09:37 PM
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  • blzrfn
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Here is the Christmas Eve Eve photo shoot:

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I may come back and add captions but for now lets just enjoy the beautiful scenery.

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 12-23-2014, 09:58 PM
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Beautiful collection. Very nice xmass eve picture

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 12-24-2014, 03:21 PM
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  • grantmm
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And how! That did not disappoint.

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