07-30-2012, 03:07 PM
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Hello, all. Thought I'd share a pic of my latest restore, an Ever-Ready 200T outfitted with a Golden Nib synthetic 23mm knot. I had wanted to drop in an 18mm badger knot, but when this arrived from eBay, it turned out to have a boar knot set in a thick plastic collar, which was set in the handle, so after I removed the knot and the plastic collar, the opening was 24mm.

I rounded the corners, initially for variety (I saw another forum member had done this), then I rounded them even more because I got too aggressive and chewed up the corner. Still I'm happy with the result.

Will give it a test drive tomorrow.

Dave

   

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 07-30-2012, 03:28 PM
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  • beartrap
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Very good looking brush, nice job!

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 07-30-2012, 03:32 PM
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That's really sharp. One of my favorite ER styles.

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 07-30-2012, 03:44 PM
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Very well done David.

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 07-30-2012, 04:11 PM
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very nice restore, looks perfect.

what is the loft set at?

how does the TGN synthetic perform?

did you weight the handle with anything?

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 07-30-2012, 04:58 PM
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(07-30-2012, 04:11 PM)Bruce Wrote: very nice restore, looks perfect.

what is the loft set at?

how does the TGN synthetic perform?

did you weight the handle with anything?

I weighted the lower part of the handle with hot glue. The upper portion was filled with a brown epoxy. This was different from my other ERs, which were hollow all the way. I was able to weight just the lower part, because it was loose and the thing came apart... upper, lower and the metal ring. Once I'd weighted the bottom, I glued it all together.

I sunk the knot 12mm, and it was a touch taller than spec, so I think the loft is around 55mm.

I did a test lathering with Taylor soap. My first impression is that it is fairly boar-like, lots and lots of backbone, and whipped up lather pretty quickly. I tried face lathering in a circular motion, and it was pretty springy. So I painted on the lather from the bowl, and it did well with that technique. The tips are incredibly soft.

I'm going to try it again tomorrow morning with creams. This is much better than the low-end synthetics I've tried. The shafts are crimped a bit, so that the hairs don't all stick together, which I assume will make it hold more water between the hairs. It doesn't bloom, and I assume it will not break in much.

Dave

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 07-30-2012, 05:52 PM
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Hi Dave

Very! nice job on the brush restoration Thumbsup

Take care, Mike

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 07-30-2012, 08:26 PM
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Excellent job on that brush. Enjoy it.

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 07-31-2012, 07:50 AM
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I like the synthetic

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 07-31-2012, 08:09 AM
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Great looking brush! Thanks for sharing the photo. Smile

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 07-31-2012, 08:13 AM
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I shaved with the 200T synthetic this morning. It took a fair bit longer to bowl lather the cream than with my silvertip, but I eventually worked up a good amount of lather. Painted it on, and it was silky smooth. I am definitely going to have to practice lathering with the synthetic. At first I was pushing down into the cream, but when I stopped that and let the tips do all the work, that seemed to go better.

If any of you have tips on lathering with a synthetic, please post!

Dave

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 07-31-2012, 04:25 PM
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(07-31-2012, 08:13 AM)DavidB Wrote: I shaved with the 200T synthetic this morning. It took a fair bit longer to bowl lather the cream than with my silvertip, but I eventually worked up a good amount of lather. Painted it on, and it was silky smooth. I am definitely going to have to practice lathering with the synthetic. At first I was pushing down into the cream, but when I stopped that and let the tips do all the work, that seemed to go better.

If any of you have tips on lathering with a synthetic, please post!


Dave

That is right, let the tips do the work. That is where the brush generates most of the lather (at the contact point either with mug or face).

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