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    Default Step-by-step Ever-Ready brush restoration

    I am posting a step-by-step pictorial brush restoration.

    1.) cut the bristles down
    2.) drill out old bristles
    3.) file scratches (I use my wife's fingernail file.)
    4.) polish with Flitz
    5.) set new knot in marine epoxy mix (photo forthcoming)
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    I've just always bought a new brush but that looks great! Of course, it begs the question, unless it is to re-use a valuable, valued, or sentimental handle, is it financially worthwhile to put in a new knot? That leads to the next question, what are the sources for knots?

    I ask because I have a router and I have trees.

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    I get my knots from www.thegoldennib.com, they are also available at www.blankity-blanks.com.

    They're about $15.00. You tell me if it's worth it:
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    Default Wow We were just talking about this!!!

    We were discussing doing this to a DD brush the other night in the chat room Thank you for posting the thread on how to do it......

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    How funny, yeah we were just chatting about this. Thanks for the info, I might give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mercV12 View Post
    I get my knots from www.thegoldennib.com, they are also available at www.blankity-blanks.com.

    They're about $15.00. You tell me if it's worth it:
    Thanks for the info. I would say yes, they are definitely worth it. You might have put a couple of trees in my yard in peril!

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    how much epoxy do you use to glue in the knot? I have an idea how to get the lettering back. If you use white model paint and run your finger over the top it should wipe the paint off the main part and only leave it in the recessed lettering stamped into the handle.

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    that's pretty cool! I may have to sacrifice my old, crummy brush in the name of progress.

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    Now THAT is cool!! Thanks for posting this. For some retro crazy restoration reason, and obviously also because of the beautiful outcomes, I'm more intrigued by this than hand turned handles. Go figure.

    I'm also excited because in addition to razors and hones, I have something else to enjoy looking for when I'm antiquing. I've always passed up those cruddy looking brushes with a snort and a grimace. Awesome.

    Thanks again.

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    OK It's a great way to give new life to classic handles.

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