11-30-2016, 06:43 AM
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Hi Everyone - 

As stated in the title, I obtained this Ever Ready 250R for my birthday from my in-laws. I thought the knot looked to be in pretty good condition but after a few test lathers, it sheds like crazy and the hairs appear to be turning orange. As of right now I don't own any high end brushes, but wanted to get some opinions on getting high end knot put in i.e 2 band badger? I cant measure the knot, but it appears to be around 19mm if not smaller, so I would love to see if it could handle could be drilled out to a larger diameter to get a bigger knot put in.

Here is a picture and thanks for all your feedback!!

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 11-30-2016, 12:25 PM
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Whipped dog, the golden nib, Nathan Clark. High end you could also get a knot from shavemac. I'd drill it out and measure the opening before ordering a knot though.

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 12-01-2016, 04:17 AM
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(11-30-2016, 12:25 PM)NickMach007 Wrote: Whipped dog, the golden nib, Nathan Clark. High end you could also get a knot from shavemac. I'd drill it out and measure the opening before ordering a knot though.


Is it worth sending it to them and have them reknot it? Not sure how good my skills haha

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 12-01-2016, 04:28 AM
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It really is up to you. If you love the handle, then yes. You could also go to ebay and find a lot of handles in bad shape to practice on. It's not that hard.

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 12-01-2016, 04:45 AM
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That handle looks to be in nice shape and may not need a lot of work .   You could use a Finest two band knot from TGN.  They have them in 18 and 20mm.

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 12-01-2016, 05:01 AM
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(12-01-2016, 04:45 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: That handle looks to be in nice shape and may not need a lot of work .   You could use a Finest two band knot from TGN.  They have them in 18 and 20mm.

I agree with the TGN knot.  I'd send the brush to Vladimir Ferdman for re-knoting; he has wonderful TGN 2-band finest knots.  He re-knotted a Vie Long with said knot for me and it ranks right up there with my Thater and shavemac 3-band silvertips in terms of face feel and performance.

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 12-01-2016, 05:15 AM
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You've gotten some very good advice here!   Thumbup

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 12-01-2016, 05:55 AM
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Thanks everyone for all the advice. I think I'm going to go with TGN Finest. I'll post pictures once it's complete!!

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 12-01-2016, 07:10 AM
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I have restored a few myself. Its not difficult. Take your time and don't rush the process. Don't use super power tools to get the job done quickly. I use a hand held drill and have gotten great results. The process is just as enjoyable as the finished product. 

I love that Butterscotch/Black combo. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to pm me. I would love to see your finished brush. 

Here is a Fuller I did with an Omega knot. 

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 12-01-2016, 08:37 AM
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(12-01-2016, 07:10 AM)Gabe Wrote: I have restored a few myself. Its not difficult. Take your time and don't rush the process. Don't use super power tools to get the job done quickly. I use a hand held drill and have gotten great results. The process is just as enjoyable as the finished product. 

I love that Butterscotch/Black combo. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to pm me. I would love to see your finished brush. 

Here is a Fuller I did with an Omega knot. 

[Image: sowaWq7.jpg]

Great restoration Gabriel.

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 12-01-2016, 09:54 AM
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(12-01-2016, 08:37 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote:
(12-01-2016, 07:10 AM)Gabe Wrote: I have restored a few myself. Its not difficult. Take your time and don't rush the process. Don't use super power tools to get the job done quickly. I use a hand held drill and have gotten great results. The process is just as enjoyable as the finished product. 

I love that Butterscotch/Black combo. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to pm me. I would love to see your finished brush. 

Here is a Fuller I did with an Omega knot. 

[Image: sowaWq7.jpg]

Great restoration Gabriel.

Thank you Ricardo

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 12-01-2016, 03:07 PM
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(12-01-2016, 07:10 AM)Gabe Wrote: I have restored a few myself. Its not difficult. Take your time and don't rush the process. Don't use super power tools to get the job done quickly. I use a hand held drill and have gotten great results. The process is just as enjoyable as the finished product. 

I love that Butterscotch/Black combo. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to pm me. I would love to see your finished brush. 

Here is a Fuller I did with an Omega knot. 

[Image: sowaWq7.jpg]
Any secrets to polishing to get that awesome shine? That handle looks amazing!

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 12-01-2016, 03:22 PM
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This one was in pretty good shape. I did not need to sand it. I used a low speed polishing wheel with two different compounds. One to remove the fine scratches, and the other to really bring out the shine. And of course, plenty of timeSmile

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 12-01-2016, 04:16 PM
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That brush does look amazing. I'll keep everyone posted on the results!

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 12-02-2016, 02:29 AM
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Contact Rudy Vey.  His work is awesome!

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 12-02-2016, 07:47 AM
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I use Turtle wax rubbing compound 2 grades, works great. If I want it to shine even more I have Hard Shell Turtle wax. The price was right at Walmart.

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 12-02-2016, 08:48 AM
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I think because this brush is in such good condition I am going to send to be done. But if I come across another, I might try to do it myself. It doesnt seem that difficult.

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