01-13-2015, 05:58 PM
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My first reknot. Got this old Peerless brush a while back. It had one of the old nylon knots. I love the 50s color scheme, but the knot, well, let's just say it would do the job.
I had a pair of Simply Beautiful Pure Badger brushes. Who needs two of the same brush, right? A bit of hot water in my sink, and I grabbed the badger knot at the base and it popped right out of the handle. I think it looks great in it's new home.
I'll give the glue a day or so to cure, and give her a go.

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 01-13-2015, 06:11 PM
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It looks nice! I have a TGN Pure in an Ever-Ready I use once in a while. It was my first reknot and I can't part with it.

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 01-13-2015, 07:25 PM
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  • blzrfn
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I have done a fair share of restorations and I must say your first turned out much better than mine (I drilled a hole through the side of the handle on my first attempt). Great work!

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 01-13-2015, 07:33 PM
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Bowhntr, blzefn, thanks!
Mike, I confess I have a soft spot for pure badger knots. I've considered TGN Pure Badger knots, and may use one in the future. This knot was free, so I went with it. Smile
Dave, I was worried about going through the side on this one. I don't have a drill press, so I had to use a hand drill. It went really well, thankfully.

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 01-13-2015, 07:48 PM
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  • jamesrobson5
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Great job Mike! Biggrin

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 01-13-2015, 08:51 PM
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(01-13-2015, 07:48 PM)jamesrobson5 Wrote: Great job Mike! Biggrin

Thumbup

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 01-14-2015, 05:57 AM
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  • refles
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Can't nothing be more satisfying than replacing and setting the knot on your own. Great job and enjoy your new brush!

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 01-14-2015, 06:14 AM
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  • vferdman
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Great job! My first re-knot was of Ever-Ready C40 with a Whipped Dog Pure black badger. Turned out good and I have since gifted that brush to one of my best friends and he uses it regularly. The important thing is you dove in and got a very satisfying end result. I would not be surprised if you tried this kind of thing again Smile

BTW, I restored the same Peerless only in red and white with TGN two band finest and added ballast weight to the hollow of the handle. turned out great. It's nice to give an old item new lease on life.

Enjoy your efforts!

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 01-14-2015, 08:09 AM
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  • mikeperry
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(01-13-2015, 05:58 PM)SRNewb Wrote: My first reknot...

Hi Mike

Nicely done! Thumbup

What size (diameter) knot? And what loft height did you go with?

Take care, Mike

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 01-14-2015, 10:48 AM
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Hey, guys, thanks for the encouragement.
Mikeperry, the knot is a 20mm, with 48mm loft. It is virtually the same loft it was in the brush I pulled it out of. I toyed with the idea of a bit lower loft, but it is Pure Badger, and I thought a deeper loft would probably not only increase stiffness, but perceived scritch as well.
vferdman, I put 3 or 4 nickels in the handle for some weight, as well. Great minds think alike. Wink I'd love to find one of the red and white ones.

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 01-14-2015, 11:20 AM
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(01-14-2015, 10:48 AM)SRNewb Wrote: Mikeperry, the knot is a 20mm, with 48mm loft. It is virtually the same loft it was in the brush I pulled it out of. I toyed with the idea of a bit lower loft, but it is Pure Badger, and I thought a deeper loft would probably not only increase stiffness, but perceived scritch as well.

Hi Mike

Makes good sense Smile

Take care, Mike

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 01-15-2015, 09:05 AM
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Looks great. Congratulations on your first re-knot.

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 01-15-2015, 12:58 PM
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  • freddy
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Mike, that is a great reknot! I love that handle. Use the brush in the best of health. Smile

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 01-15-2015, 01:03 PM
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Uh Oh....now you're hooked and have the bug. Biggrin

Nicely done.

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 01-15-2015, 01:06 PM
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Stuart, Freddy, thanks. The brush works great. Lathers well, and the weight of the handle is good.
Now I'm contemplating my next one. Biggrin

Thanks, Bruce. And yes, I think you are correct. I doubt there is a cure, either. Only continued treatment. Wink

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 01-15-2015, 02:25 PM
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Good job. I'm looking forward to doing one of my own in the future.

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 01-15-2015, 03:30 PM
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Bryan, you should try it. Very satisfying to shave with a brush you restored. There are a ton of restore threads on B&B, step by step. It's not difficult. If you use a bit of care, it should go quite well.

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 01-16-2015, 02:58 PM
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Good job. I too enjoy the Vintage handles more than the newer production models. I've been selling off most of the production models and re-knotting and restoring old handles. I find them much more interesting.

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 01-16-2015, 04:15 PM
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dad3*3, thanks!Won't be my last reknot, for sure.

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