12-22-2015, 05:58 PM
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  • ddk13
  • Senior Member
  • Nebraska
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I got a Grosvenor in the mail today.  I immediately got my drill and took the knot out.  I replaced it with a 24mm TGN Finest that I originally bought for my Rubberset restore but it was too big.  I saw someone here had done this before and I figured what the heck it's only money right!?  I ran home at lunch, drilled it out, polished the edges and then set the new knot.  Faster than Domino's Pizza as I was back at work in less than 30 minutes.  Now if that darn silvertip would ever show up from Shavemac I can finally finish the #4.  
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 12-22-2015, 06:15 PM
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Nothing to laugh at: Grosvenor handles are perfect choices for a custom knot. A TGN Finest is a good match, though I think 21-22mm is optimum size for this handle. I've seen them go bigger, like yours, so there's just more to love. Nice job.

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 12-22-2015, 06:22 PM
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I'm not laughing at all, it looks great!

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 12-22-2015, 07:36 PM
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(12-22-2015, 06:22 PM)Dinder1 Wrote: I'm not laughing at all, it looks great!

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 12-22-2015, 07:51 PM
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  • Giorgio
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  • Pennsylvania, US
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Looks like you did an awesome job!  

The first person I saw do this with a Grosvenor was Teiste, and then I followed up with a TGN HMW .  Enjoy  Biggrin

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 12-23-2015, 06:23 AM
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(12-22-2015, 07:51 PM)Giorgio Wrote: Looks like you did an awesome job!  

The first person I saw do this with a Grosvenor was Teiste, and then I followed up with a TGN HMW .  Enjoy  Biggrin

Exactly!

Teiste's reknot also inspired me to do this. Smile
 
Enjoy your brush!

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 12-23-2015, 08:05 AM
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  • vferdman
  • Artisan
  • Western Massachusetts
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I am not laughing. In fact I did the same for a customer who sent me the TGN knot and a brand-new Grossvernor 404, which is a mixed boar/badger knot. I actually used the 404 knot in a different brush I made and really like it. It's more of a boar than badger knot, but still a really good knot. In any case, the customer was very happy with the two band badger from TGN I put in the Grossvernor handle. These are nice solid resin handles and will take up to 26mm if drilled out, but I think 24mm and smaller is optimal.

Enjoy!

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 12-23-2015, 09:38 AM
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  • refles
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  • New York
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I've obtained a few handles in the past with that intention but never got around to it. Very inspiring handy craft to do yourself, great job for making it happen!! Enjoy the brush!

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 12-25-2015, 06:50 PM
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  • Shanman
  • Reserve Collection Squirrel Hair
  • NE Florida
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Actually, you made me cringe there a sec. I thought you drilled out one of the Grosvenor LE's!!

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