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    Default Ever-Ready 925 first brush restore

    Green and Black handle with a Pure Badger knot from the Golden Nib.

    As purchased from the antique store with old knot:


    The top and bottom were coming apart already so I took them completely apart, cleaned out the old epoxy/hair, and reglued them:


    Shot inside a hollow ever-ready:


    Then after a hand polish with Flitz and rag:


    I used an old wine cork and epoxied it down to the base of the green portion:


    then using a dremel and various bits I ground it down to get the correct loft height. *note - a bonus to using a cork is the nice wine smell that you get when you start heating up/cutting down the cork. It was Cabernet if I remember correctly*
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    then glued the knot in and FIN!



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    Wow! Great job! I've never seen that done before.

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    Very nice job, especially for your first brush restore.

    I attempted my first brush restore recently, it wasn't nearly as hard or complicated as I thought it was going to be. I acquired an Every-Ready 100 handle and super badger knot from LarryAndros and with a few helpful hits from Larry himself mission accomplished.
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    WOW!! Great work to the both of you

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    That's beautiful. Congratz. Great work!!!

    Out of curiosity, why did you glue the whole cork in and then Dremel it out instead of cutting the cork to size before gluing it in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JetHed View Post
    That's beautiful. Congratz. Great work!!!

    Out of curiosity, why did you glue the whole cork in and then Dremel it out instead of cutting the cork to size before gluing it in?
    Pretty simple, when pushing the cork into the handle it fit all the way inside and would have been very hard to get out again (note the level before cutting).

    I could have done the process the way you described it if I were to leave the black/green portions unglued until I was ready to put the entire brush together.

    And thanks for the compliments!

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    What's the purpose of the cork?
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    Quick and easy shelf

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    Nice work and thanks for posting. I just acquired a few old brushes I wanted to restore, now I know how.
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