09-20-2015, 03:00 PM
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  • DLP
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I acquired 4 brush handles a couple of weeks ago and finally got them cleaned up and new knots set.  The first is a set of 3 butterscotch handles.  

   

as part of the lot a wood handle brush was included.   I did a little lite sanding and used a felt wheel on the Dremel to finish cleaning up the handle.  Applied 3 coats of Minwax Polycrylic Clear Gloss.

   

overall I'm pretty pleased with the end results.  

What do you all think?

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 09-20-2015, 03:10 PM
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Those butterscotch handles have a very interesting tone to them and I mean that in a very good way.

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 09-20-2015, 03:14 PM
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  • MaxP
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The one on the left looks especially fine.  Nice work.

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 09-20-2015, 03:15 PM
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  • eengler
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Well Done! Thanks for sharing them.

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 09-20-2015, 03:22 PM
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  • DLP
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(09-20-2015, 03:14 PM)MaxP Wrote: The one on the left looks especially fine.  Nice work.

The one on the left is a Klenzo B 985.  I used it this morning and it is likely to become one of my favorite brushes.  My Sunday morning shaves usually include MWF and that brush whipped up a thick creamy lather this morning.

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 09-20-2015, 03:22 PM
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Those are all very nice looking handles.

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 09-20-2015, 03:25 PM
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The Klenzo is one of the most comfortable handles I've ever held. Lovely work!

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 09-20-2015, 03:31 PM
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Excellent job!  The butterscotch handles are gorgeous.

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 09-20-2015, 03:53 PM
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Very nice work.

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 09-20-2015, 03:55 PM
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David, great work and thanks for sharing the pictures.

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 09-20-2015, 05:07 PM
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  • MaxP
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(09-20-2015, 03:22 PM)DLP Wrote:
(09-20-2015, 03:14 PM)MaxP Wrote: The one on the left looks especially fine.  Nice work.

The one on the left is a Klenzo B 985.  I used it this morning and it is likely to become one of my favorite brushes.  My Sunday morning shaves usually include MWF and that brush whipped up a thick creamy lather this morning.

Ah.  I thought there was familiarity to it.  The B985 is, as drivenlegend pointed out, one of the most comfortable handles...ever. 
I had one, let it go and soon after, replaced it.  I don't expect to ever let it go.

Enjoy for sure!

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 09-20-2015, 08:33 PM
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  • blzrfn
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You definitely turned my "junk" into gold! Well done

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 09-20-2015, 08:46 PM
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Superb job! They look wonderful! Thumbsup

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 09-20-2015, 09:05 PM
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  • jamesrobson5
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Wonderful work, Love the butterscotch.

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 09-20-2015, 09:18 PM
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Great job, interested to hear what make and model are the other two butterscotch handles are and the specs on the knots?

Vintage handles are great.

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 09-20-2015, 09:45 PM
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(09-20-2015, 09:18 PM)dad3*3 Wrote: Great job, interested to hear what make and model are the other two butterscotch handles are and the specs on the knots?

Vintage handles are great.


I concur. Lovely work, and lovely brushes. I know you said the 3 band was TGN HMW, but I would also like to hear more about the knots. And I also agree about vintage handles. At least half of my collection of brushes are vintage reknots. Really hard to beat the quality/price of a vintage handle with a good knot in it.
Great work on the wooden handle, as well.

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 09-20-2015, 11:29 PM
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(09-20-2015, 08:33 PM)blzrfn Wrote: You definitely turned my "junk" into gold!  Well done

They were far from "junk".  Thank you they were fun to restore.  

The wood handle did provide some challenges and in the end exceeded my expectations.

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