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    Sometimes stuff from China comes pretty quickly and sometimes not so much. I think it depends on when your item goes into the big shipping container. If it's one of the first items in, you'll have to wait until they (and whoever else is using that container) get enough orders to fill it before it ships. If your item is one of the last ones into the container then you don't have to wait as long. ... I think.
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    Looks like you did well with the wet sanding. I'm thinking your going to have a great brush in the end!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demetrius View Post
    Thanks. This one's not hollow, which surprised me since most of the Ever-Ready handles are. It's a little uneven at the bottom. My plan, for now, is to use a dremel grinding wheel to even it out as best as I can, put some epoxy in to level it out, let it dry, then set the knot.
    Sounds like a good plan. I did couple restores not too long ago, and the one handle was hollow. It was a tiny handle, I believe I put a 16mm knot in that one. The handle was very light. I used plain old auto fiberglass resin to fill the handle up to where I needed the knot to sit at. Let it cure a couple days and then epoxied in the knot. Gave the handle some nice weight and worked well.
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    Great job and I will be following this, I have an ever ready that I need to re knot, I have the wet sanding done so maybe I can learn along with you You did a fine job on the sanding and polishing so far
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    As of last night, the knot was in Yiwu, China. I think that's outside of Shanghai, but my Chinese geography is not too good. When the knot arrives, I'll be back.
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    Nice work! Please post pictures of the finished brush, I'm sure it will be great.
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    The knot arrived from VS in China yesterday. It seems to fit perfectly so I plan to set it with epoxy this weekend. Any suggestions on a particular epoxy to use? Also, how long should I let it set before using?
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    Naaah. Just use a good 2 part epoxy, and once you set it, leave it and don't touch.

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    Cool that the knot came! You'll be able to use that brush before you know it.
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    It's been a busy couple of days at work so I haven't been able to get out and buy some epoxy. The stuff I had is pretty old, so I plan to go to Lowe's in the morning and pick up some fresh stuff. In the meantime, here's a pic of the knot and handle, pre-glue:

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