02-26-2019, 09:06 AM
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  • timwcic
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Outstanding restro on a beautiful brush

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 02-26-2019, 01:42 PM
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that brush looks amazing with the new knot! are you going to use it?

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 02-26-2019, 02:45 PM
#43
  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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(02-26-2019, 01:42 PM)global_dev Wrote: that brush looks amazing with the new knot! are you going to use it?

Yep, but sparingly. I am not sure the knot is secure enough just using silicon. We'll see.

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 02-26-2019, 03:59 PM
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  • Sully
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That looks great Shaun.

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 02-26-2019, 05:15 PM
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  • MaxP
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Great looking brush and knot.

I've had good success using silicone to set knots. As expected, it's not as permanent as epoxy, but I've not had one fall out of its own.
I was able to twist-pull-remove a couple as I was tweaking the loft. Then I used epoxy to set the knot after I was satisfied with the loft.

In fact, I'm about to go through the process with a Bob Quinn custom. Stay tuned for pix.

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 02-26-2019, 05:59 PM
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  • Shaun
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(02-26-2019, 05:15 PM)MaxP Wrote: Great looking brush and knot.

I've had good success using silicone to set knots.  As expected, it's not as permanent as epoxy, but I've not had one fall out of its own.
I was able to twist-pull-remove a couple as I was tweaking the loft.  Then I used epoxy to set the knot after I was satisfied with the loft.

In fact, I'm about to go through the process with a Bob Quinn custom.  Stay tuned for pix.

The issue I have has to do with the top half of the handle being a cylindrical tube, open at both ends, and so it's not a 'sink' (with a base) to fill with silicon. You'd have to see, but I can't really illustrate. I have a similar issue with a bone handle that I also recently acquired.

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 02-27-2019, 04:13 PM
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N-I-C-E...... Sisi1

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 02-27-2019, 07:27 PM
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  • MaxP
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  • Des Moines, Iowa
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I have had several brushes with hollow handles - lacking the shelf or bottom.  I've used cork or BBs and epoxy to fill the handle to create a bottom.  

Just a thought.

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 02-27-2019, 08:02 PM
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  • chazt
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Wow!

Shaun I always enjoy your posts. Thanks for sharing Smile

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 03-01-2019, 08:34 PM
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  • Shaun
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(02-27-2019, 08:02 PM)chazt Wrote: Wow!

Shaun I always enjoy your posts. Thanks for sharing Smile

Good to know! I sometimes think I post too much Smile

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 03-03-2019, 07:43 AM
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  • chazt
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(03-01-2019, 08:34 PM)Shaun Wrote:
(02-27-2019, 08:02 PM)chazt Wrote: Wow!

Shaun I always enjoy your posts. Thanks for sharing Smile

Good to know! I sometimes think I post too much Smile

I may not always post in your threads, but I do read every one. You never post anything “run of the mill.” Always interesting and informative.

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 03-13-2019, 11:42 PM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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Today I made a donation to a charity supporting orphaned African elephants. I had to give back.

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