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    I am not sure if this is the right place to post this, but, I started doing a restore on a "Every-Ready" or "Ready Set", can't recall the name right now, shaving brush. I cut and drilled some of the hair out but am finding it difficult to be accurate as I don't have a lathe. I am doing things countertop with drill bits and dremel.

    Since my goal is not to destroy this handle, I am trying to find if someone could help me finish the job. I know I still need to buy a knot, but of course, I am not sure how big the hole is as I don't have a metric ruler laying around.
    I will try to post some pics later.

    Thank you in advance for your help, and I apologize if this isn't the proper place or decorum for this posting.

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    Here you go.
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    i've done half a dozen of Ever-Ready type brush restores. Could you post pictures of your brush (down the opening and one of the outside)
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    Im my experience, It's always wise to go one size smaller than the dimension of the hole in the handle. Trying to fit the biggest size knot possible in a handle will result in much frustration. Just an FYI. Like TwistedOak has said, post some pics.
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    I was wrong on the brand. Not even really sure if worth restoring.


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    A handles a handle no matter what the brand stamp is. You're almost there, why not finish the job and put a nice badger knot in there.

    Looks like you have more epoxy to get out. Take a drill with a drill bit, 3/16 maybe, and keep drilling deeper in 1/8" increments going deeper and deeper until you see the material change. Then you'll know the depth of the epoxy. Once your that far, do some more holes to that same depth, then try and crack the rest of the epoxy out of there. Worst that happens is you wreck the handle and you'll have some experience for the next one you get.

    Measure the badger holes diameter, buy a TGN finest 2 band 2mm smaller than the size measured and epoxy it in there using pennies to get the loft to 48mm. ( You don't have to do it to 48mm loft, that's just where I'd put it at.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by HARRYWALLY View Post
    A handles a handle no matter what the brand stamp is. You're almost there, why not finish the job and put a nice badger knot in there.

    Looks like you have more epoxy to get out. Take a drill with a drill bit, 3/16 maybe, and keep drilling deeper in 1/8" increments going deeper and deeper until you see the material change. Then you'll know the depth of the epoxy. Once your that far, do some more holes to that same depth, then try and crack the rest of the epoxy out of there. Worst that happens is you wreck the handle and you'll have some experience for the next one you get.

    Measure the holes diameter, buy a TGN finest 2 band 2mm smaller than the size measured and epoxy it in there using pennies to get the loft to 48mm. ( You don't have to do it to 48mm loft, that's just where I'd put it at.)
    I use the same technique to get the right loft, and add some heft.
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    Nice handle,is doable.
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    Dangerous within 1 Mile

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    Quote Originally Posted by HARRYWALLY View Post
    A handles a handle no matter what the brand stamp is. You're almost there, why not finish the job and put a nice badger knot in there.

    Looks like you have more epoxy to get out. Take a drill with a drill bit, 3/16 maybe, and keep drilling deeper in 1/8" increments going deeper and deeper until you see the material change. Then you'll know the depth of the epoxy. Once your that far, do some more holes to that same depth, then try and crack the rest of the epoxy out of there. Worst that happens is you wreck the handle and you'll have some experience for the next one you get.

    Measure the badger holes diameter, buy a TGN finest 2 band 2mm smaller than the size measured and epoxy it in there using pennies to get the loft to 48mm. ( You don't have to do it to 48mm loft, that's just where I'd put it at.)

    Harry I followed your directions and here we are today. Knocked out the epoxy, following your instructions, then sanded with a dremel with sanding tip until everything felt level. I polished the plastic handle with some automotive polish I sell (I sell detail supplies on the side) and lastly used a white crayon to fill in the bottom lettering. Now to find a knot. I will probably go with boar since the handle says "pure bristle".
    Any suggestions on vendors and also, what type of epoxy should I use? Not really familiar.

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    Hhhhhhmmmmm...... hhhhmmm, hhhmmm, hhhmmm....... I feel like there's still more epoxy in there.
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