07-23-2014, 11:10 AM
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  • tdmsu
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Here are some photos of my restoration effort. I found the brush at an antique store for $4, and could not resist it. I knew it was a popular handle, and I felt it would be harder for me to ruin aluminum than a wood handle! :big grin:

I went with a synthetic knot from TGN, since I prefer synths, and it seems like an excellent value. I made a test fit and could not resist a test lather, too. I find it much more dense than my Plisson synthetic, but not unpleasantly. The face feel is similar to the HIS XL, though obviously much smaller.

The handle looks great to me, I think I will keep the character and history of the scratches intact, and just keep it polished.

Before:
[Image: mfRkcab.jpg]

After:
[Image: sYDAxiH.jpg]

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 07-23-2014, 11:37 AM
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nice job, enjoy!

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 07-23-2014, 11:44 AM
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Excellent. The knot looks good with that handle.

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 07-23-2014, 11:50 AM
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Nice job! I like the TGN synthetic, personally--and you did a great job bringing that old warrior back to life. Enjoy! Smile

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 07-23-2014, 04:03 PM
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Now you own a unique and beautiful brush. Enjoy!

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 07-23-2014, 04:11 PM
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  • robk
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nice work. that synth knot is quite good (I stuck one in a cheapo resto handle ... very good quality for the price). I like that you left the handle in a relatively rustic state.

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 07-23-2014, 04:29 PM
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Great job! You ended up with a beautiful and unique vintage brush.

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 07-23-2014, 05:44 PM
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this turned out to be a very nice brush.

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 07-24-2014, 08:21 AM
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Nice job, I'm currently working on one myself. What size knot did you use?

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 07-25-2014, 08:07 AM
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  • tdmsu
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dad3*3 - I used a 24mm knot, and it was a snug fit, no need to shape the base of the knot. The handle might hold up to 26mm, but I wouldn't go any bigger than that.

This knot is so much more dense than the Plisson! I am still getting used to it, and learning the best method to face lather with it.

Thanks for the encouragement everyone!

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 07-25-2014, 10:00 AM
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  • Gago
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Nicely done!

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 07-25-2014, 01:57 PM
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Wow 4$ nice deal

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 07-27-2014, 12:58 AM
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Nice I would love one of those! Great deal and good job.

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 07-27-2014, 02:19 AM
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  • TheMonk
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Looks quite nice!

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 07-29-2014, 08:13 AM
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Great looking brush, you did very good job restoring

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 07-29-2014, 08:46 AM
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Looks nice and for 4 bucks thats a bargain

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