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Size:  58.5 KB second brush restore I'm doing .. Here is what I have so far looks like its gonna b a 22 mm knot .. My questions my friends is I have a finest badger brush,a silvertip from whipped dog.. I'm a bowl lather most of the time using soaps and creams... I set the knot in my first restore around 48 mm it's just a bit stiff for me but not that stiff.. So what type of knot should I go with and what loft.. i like the silvertip softness and I also like my finest badger.. I wanna mix it up a ill bit but still put a high end knot in this handle ... Ur thoughts and opinions would b very much appreciated.. As always brothers happy shaving!!
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    53mm>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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    Thanks .. Now type. Lol

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    Anybody use synthetic brushes?. What's your feeling on them... I really up in the air on the top,of knot ...or even black badger I have heard good things about them also.. I'm a big fan of my silvertip and my finest badger but now I wanna mix it up a ill bit but still with a high quality knot..
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    I have been wanting to do a re-knot with horse hair cause I have a brush that I think is horse, but not sure. It is really nice with soft tips with some backbone. Could try horse hair or even boar. A quality boar knot can be quite nice once it is broken in.

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    Yeah confusing with all different types Of brushes now I just found super silvertip at tgn..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportcopper View Post
    Yeah confusing with all different types Of brushes now I just found super silvertip at tgn..
    Is in no way confusing,knots are graded and priced as to quality,they all work,they all make lather,You like schritchy,you go with Black or best,they will serve you well,Are econo knots,run 12/15bux,they work,you want the best silvertips money can buy,plan on paying for what you get,you can go cheap or the best of the best.
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    Yep. Pixel is dead on with what he says. You get what you pay for. Period. I have run the gamut on TGN knots and shall not spend less than 25 bucks on any, bar the boar(which is quite nice!). Their higher-priced knots are the way to go and for smaller ones, I feel the 2 bands (Finest badger?) ones work best, UNLESS you spring for the grade A's. Thats a nice brush! The people and service are top-notch.
    You get what you pay for! Pony-up! BTW, Copper. You did not ruin this handle as bad! I think you could wrap some sandpaper around a few fingers and smooth out the opening. Once you do one successfully, it shall be ON!
    Also, test-fit the knot up and down before gluing it in. I have found I like most lowered a bit into the handle. Not so much bloom and more backbone. Good Luck! Restored brushes are awesome!

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    Your getting better copper ! A little hand sanding and that hole could be perfect.

    I think we need an official scritchy chart here. One with bars that change when you raise and lower the loft.
    A holeometer would be good too.
    Good judgment comes from experience, and experience....well that comes from poor judgment.

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    Making brushs, doing restos is alot of fun and very gratifying.You can actually bring an old brush back to life that will last a lifetime.
    I make and restore alot of brushes.
    Some things I have learned along the way to answere basic questions that come up,the size of the knot is at the base in millimeters,this can vary sometimes,you measure the bore of said brush handle,if it is 20mm, you may want a 19mm knot depending on the loft setting (the demension from the edge of the handle, to the top of the knot) if a bowl latherer, you would want a higher loft (say 53mm)so a 20 may suit you well,If a face latherer you may want a 48 mm loft,in which case not only do you need to get the plug into the bore,but also several mm of the hair,thus a smaller knot might be in order.
    One thing you can do to decide on what loft is good for you is to set your knot with a small dab of silicone (epoxy is forever) to floppy? you need to set the loft lower,to stiff, to much backbone? you have to raise the loft.With a small amt of clear silicone,you can pull the knot out.
    If your making a handle from scratch,DO NOT MAKE THE HANDLE UNTIL YOU HAVE THE KNOT IN HAND,as some fitting may be needed.
    Like most things in our sport,be it razor scales or brush handles,they all work,but some are better than others,Key words,They all work.
    Enjoy what you do,it is all good.

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