08-24-2020, 02:41 PM
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  • bullgoose
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I had always read about steaming out a knot but, I had never tried it until last night. A customer had expressed interest in an Evergoose two band badger brush but, I only had them available in 4th generation synthetic. After talking it over with Teiste last week, I decided to try and steam a few knots out and then replace them with Thater two band knots. Teiste referred me to an old Shave Nook video that detailed how to steam a knot and, the method worked perfectly. For those interested, you can view the video on the Shave Nook YouTube channel.

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After steaming the first knot out, I decided to use a vegetable steamer so that I could steam multiple brushes at once. This method worked brilliantly. [Image: OSeR5of.jpg]

I brought the handles into the shop today and set them with 26mm Thater Two band bulb knots. While I was at it, I also set a 28mm knot into a Black Outlaw handle.

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By this time tomorrow, the brushes will be completely cured and ready to go.

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 08-24-2020, 03:18 PM
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  • chazt
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Those look great! Nicely done, Phil  Thumbup

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 08-24-2020, 04:14 PM
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  • bullgoose
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(08-24-2020, 03:18 PM)chazt Wrote: Those look great! Nicely done, Phil  Thumbup

Thank you Charlie!

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 08-24-2020, 04:56 PM
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Both the handles and knots look great, Phil!  I'm always amazed at how Thater consistently turns out such perfectly shaped bulbs.

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 08-24-2020, 06:12 PM
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  • bullgoose
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(08-24-2020, 04:56 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Both the handles and knots look great, Phil!  I'm always amazed at how Thater consistently turns out such perfectly shaped bulbs.
Thank you Ricardo! You can never go wrong with a Thater Bulb.

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 08-24-2020, 07:35 PM
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Nice one! The brushes look fantastic!


Greetings from Santa Rosa, CA

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 08-24-2020, 08:29 PM
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Phil, looking good!

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 08-24-2020, 08:38 PM
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  • bullgoose
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Thanks guys!

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 08-24-2020, 11:29 PM
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Thanks for refreshing my mind!

I have an excellent custom black fibres knot I want to use in a better handle.
This certainly looks the way to go!

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 08-25-2020, 02:54 AM
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  • Sully
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Nice work Phil.  I'm always impressed with the symmetry of Thater knots,.

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 08-25-2020, 05:07 AM
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  • garyg
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Nice work - I wonder if it would work as well on a prehistoric knot in a nice handle?  I am inspired to try it

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 08-25-2020, 06:13 AM
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Very nice

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 08-25-2020, 06:40 AM
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  • bullgoose
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(08-24-2020, 11:29 PM)wimbouman Wrote: Thanks for refreshing my mind!

I have an excellent custom black fibres knot I want to use in a better handle.
This certainly looks the way to go!

It was much easier than I anticipated. Here is the link to the video that will give step by step instructions.


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 08-25-2020, 06:41 AM
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  • bullgoose
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(08-25-2020, 05:07 AM)garyg Wrote: Nice work - I wonder if it would work as well on a prehistoric knot in a nice handle?  I am inspired to try it

It depends on what the handle is made of. I would not recommend trying this with a vintage rubberset handle for example.

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 08-25-2020, 07:44 AM
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(08-25-2020, 06:41 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(08-25-2020, 05:07 AM)garyg Wrote: Nice work - I wonder if it would work as well on a prehistoric knot in a nice handle?  I am inspired to try it

It depends on what the handle is made of. I would not recommend trying this with a vintage rubberset handle for example.

Hadn't thought of that - but the brush I'm thinking of has a resin-like handle, guess I'll need to watch it carefully.  It is of no use whatsoever with the present knot so it (theoretically at least) be no great loss if it doesn't work

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 08-26-2020, 06:37 AM
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  • bullgoose
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The epoxy has now cured on the re-knotted brushes. I am really pleased with how they turned out.

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 08-26-2020, 08:28 PM
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Very nice job Phil


Greetings from Santa Rosa, CA

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 08-27-2020, 07:12 AM
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  • bullgoose
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(08-26-2020, 08:28 PM)fmalpartida Wrote: Very nice job Phil


Greetings from Santa Rosa, CA

Thank you Paco!

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 08-29-2020, 01:29 PM
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I have steamed one out before and have had great luck dremelling them out as well.

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 09-02-2020, 04:42 PM
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Looks good! I’ve steamed many knots out. Are thater knots made by shavemac? I feel like I saw someone talking about that before

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