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    Hi everybody,

    I found this brush at the antiquarian yesterday. Its not the find of the century, for sure, but I wonder if anybody has a clue how hold it'd be, and how likely it is to not-suck? Is it a well-known model of yesteryear?

    At first glance, it'd guess a synthetic bristle travel brush from the 70s.

    In terms of waterproofing, I was thinking of removing the broken plastic-ish thing on the handle and just put varnish. Any better suggestions?

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    interesting brush. is it made of wood?

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    Almost looks like it was laminated wood... or could a finish peel off like that if it was immersed in water?

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    The handle is made of wood with some kind of plastic covering it. Part of that plastic is broken and is showing the wood.

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    Wrap the knot with a piece of construction paper, and tape it shut to protect it Then sand ,stain ? , 3-4 coats polyurethane. Taa daa !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by outback View Post
    Wrap the knot with a piece of construction paper, and tape it shut to protect it Then sand ,stain ? , 3-4 coats polyurethane. Taa daa !!!
    I tried it for the first time today, after washing it in dish soap.
    The bristles clump together when wet, making it tricky to face-lather. Maybe I'll get the hang of it at some point.
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