04-19-2017, 08:06 AM
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A Simpson 59 with a bad case of male pattern baldness/donut hole. The knot, a Envy White badger at 28mm to the rescue. I face lather so I set the knot at 50mm. Will take it for a test drive this weekend.


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 04-19-2017, 08:14 AM
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Great job!

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 04-19-2017, 08:46 AM
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Very nice.  How much did you have to enlarge the opening to fit that knot?  I'm familiar with Envy White knots, and your 28mm set to a 50mm loft will have a lot of scrub.  After you use the brush , please give us your thoughts on the knot and post some pictures.

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 04-19-2017, 09:30 AM
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Wow!

Looks great. That is a big knot. 

I wish I had a drill press.

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 04-19-2017, 10:04 AM
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  • MaxP
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Simpson fifty series are just plain great handles. I have a 57 and a 58. And I like them both.

Nice job BTW

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 04-19-2017, 10:54 AM
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  • ddk13
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Looks great!!!!

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 04-19-2017, 11:16 AM
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Well done sir.  Clap

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 04-19-2017, 11:18 AM
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  • chazt
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Wow, that's great that you can do a reknot like that. Congratulations on a job well done!

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 04-19-2017, 11:50 AM
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Looks great.  I'd be terrified to take a drill to a vintage butterscotch, but this looks awesome.  The knot size fits well with the handle proportions!

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 04-19-2017, 03:18 PM
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(04-19-2017, 08:46 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Very nice.  How much did you have to enlarge the opening to fit that knot?  I'm familiar with Envy White knots, and your 28mm set to a 50mm loft will have a lot of scrub.  After you use the brush , please give us your thoughts on the knot and post some pictures.

It was originally bored at 25mm and I opened it up to 28mm. The knots plug was just under 28mm so I just gave it a gentle kiss with a 1 inch drum and the knot dropped in. The glue bump is inside the brush so it's backbone will be mostly influenced by its denseness. Will give bloom pictures and thoughts after it first drive.

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 04-23-2017, 04:51 PM
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I have used the brush twice and I can say WOW, this brush is a keeper. My first use with a Envy White Supreme Badger and will try another. It is surprisingly soft, very little scritch and medium scrub with great backbone. Its first soap was a puck of hard Valobra and it ate it up. I only need enough lather for two passes but released enough for four passes. Look forward to it return in rotation.

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 04-23-2017, 04:55 PM
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  • Steve56
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Bery nice, and I agree, those Simpsons 50-series are great.

Cheers, Steve

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 04-23-2017, 05:03 PM
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Excellent.

It's a bigger handle than I thought. Looking slightly from above there's plenty of shoulder left. Very nice job. 

Is it a 59 then? Hard to see the engraving. I never had one and the 58 seems like the more common one contemporarily. 

The butterscotch of the patina on that brush is very nice. Dark, even and rich.

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 04-23-2017, 07:40 PM
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Great restore. That knot looks lovely in the vintage butterscotch.

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