02-17-2015, 08:36 AM
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  • mikeperry
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A few months ago, Freddy asked if I would re-knot a cheap (his words) boar knot brush for him...

If I remember correctly, Freddy bought the shave brush purely for the handle -- laminated multi-coloured wooden handle, which I now believe is known as DymondWood, thanks to vferdman and this tread.

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2014-10-09: Laminated multi-coloured shaving brush handle with existing Boar knot



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2014-10-09: Laminated multi-coloured shaving brush handle with existing Boar knot

Once I received the brush, I removed the boar knot (via drilling it out), then took a few measurements. With those measurements we were able to make a final decision on the replacement knot -- ended up going with a The Golden Nib - 24mm Super Finest badger knot.

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2014-10-09: Laminated multi-coloured shaving brush handle

Personally I wanted to apply some kind of additional (clear, waterproof) finish to the handle before reassembling the brush, but Freddy preferred the handle be left as is, therefore it was left as is.

To achieve the final loft height we were aiming for, a "2014" penny was installed in the bottom of the knot hole...

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2014-10-15: Laminated multi-coloured shaving brush handle with a "2014" penny installed

Shave brush spec's after the re-knot:
  • Height: 104mm
  • Loft: 52mm
  • Base: 52mm
  • Knot: 24mm Super Finest badger
  • Knot hole diameter: 26mm
  • Knot hole depth: 18.5mm without penny installed
  • Knot hole depth: 17mm with "2014" penny installed

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2014-10-15: Laminated multi-coloured shaving brush handle & 24mm Super Finest badger knot



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2014-10-15: Laminated multi-coloured shaving brush handle & 24mm Super Finest badger knot



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2014-10-15: Laminated multi-coloured shaving brush handle & 24mm Super Finest badger knot

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 02-17-2015, 08:57 AM
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Nice work, Mike! I like the penny! Thumbsup

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 02-17-2015, 10:00 AM
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Great job Mike! I too like the penny idea! Congrats to Freddy.

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 02-17-2015, 01:48 PM
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Really NICE Brush!  ... I'm sure Freddie will be pleased! Smile

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 02-18-2015, 10:05 PM
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Great work Mike.

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