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weenerdog3443
11-03-2010, 03:41 PM
Alright B&Bers. Well I have only been DE shaving for about 2 months now and I already caught SBAD. I have a shea moisture brush, the VDH brush and an Omega 10066 boar. But I've recently picked up a bunch of older handle that I will be restoring and I am always looking for more. Out of all the handles I've received I have already pulled all the knots, if they came intact. The first brush that will be completed is a blue and white Ever-Ready 100. It will be getting a 20mm pure badger knot from TGN with a 60mm loft. With shipping it came to 15 bucks or so. I wasnt looking to get the best for my first brush. I have posted Pictures of all the handles I have laying around and I will update with more pics as I get more handles or finish some.

A couple more of the Ever-Ready 100
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/1288817590.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/1288817509.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/1288817380.jpg

Here is the pictures from the sellers when I bought them.
http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=129275&stc=1&d=1287845580
http://badgerandblade.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=129276&stc=1&d=1287845595
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t285/jb_edson81/BST/SAM_1663.jpg


I will probably be setting the knot on the 100 when I get home tonight. The next one I will be finishing will either be the big wood and orange which will get a 28mm knot, the black and red made-rite, or the all white ever-ready. I am still up in the air on what I want to do to the Blue and white Ever Ready. The bottom part was broken off and lost so now the white part is just plaster. I am debating chopping it off and just using the blue part as a handle or to seal the plaster somehow with a thick durable epoxy.

KiltedShaver
11-03-2010, 04:15 PM
Have fun!! As a fellow who has restored several I can tell you it's addicting breathing new life into these classic handles! Enjoy!!

weenerdog3443
11-03-2010, 04:20 PM
Have fun!! As a fellow who has restored several I can tell you it's addicting breathing new life into these classic handles! Enjoy!!

Thank you. At least the SWMBO has been gone for a month and hasn't seen any yet. I will be going to get her this Sunday so she will get to hear about it all. As long as I can keep finding old handles I dont think I will ever buy a new brush again. Most the ones out of this lot Once they are done i will be giving them away to family and friends as stocking stuffers with some soaps.. I will also be PIFing some out when they are done so keep and eye out.

I really really really want any handle thats green so if you are looking to get rid of one pm me please.

alabamalawyer
11-03-2010, 06:36 PM
Have fun!! As a fellow who has restored several I can tell you it's addicting breathing new life into these classic handles! Enjoy!!

+1. Having restored several, it is quite the AD! Looks like you are off to a great start. :w00t:

Piff
11-03-2010, 06:45 PM
I am still up in the air on what I want to do to the Blue and white Ever Ready. The bottom part was broken off and lost so now the white part is just plaster. I am debating chopping it off and just using the blue part as a handle or to seal the plaster somehow with a thick durable epoxy.

http://www.acehardware.com/largeImage/index.jsp?LargeImageURL=http://ACE.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pACE3-5947466dt.jpg ?

Regards.

RCC
11-03-2010, 08:18 PM
that handle on the left is a beauty.
be sure to post the pix when you're done.

weenerdog3443
11-04-2010, 12:10 PM
that handle on the left is a beauty.
be sure to post the pix when you're done.

The wood and orange one? It is. Might be my next one. Well I set the knot on the Ever-Ready 100 last night. Man that brush is awsome. The TGN knot rocks and it can dig into soap quick and build a nice thick lather. I didnt measure the loft on it but here are pics of it. There is some pics from when i first set it, and after its first use. I know you can kinda see the epoxy where it squeezed out but with this being my personal brush i dont care.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3385.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3388.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3389.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3390.jpg

just a quick couple seconds loading it up. Really digs into the soap
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3391.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3392.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3394.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3393.jpg

and all rinsed out
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3396.jpg

I hate these lil buggers
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3383.jpg
my shaving partner.
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3375.jpg

kingfisher
11-04-2010, 01:59 PM
1. Nice cat.
2. Nice brush! You brought it back to life.
3. Your lather is begging for a little more water.
4. What kind of "lil bugger" is that? I've never seen one of those before.

weenerdog3443
11-04-2010, 02:09 PM
1. Thank You
2. Thank you again
3. Yeah it could have used a tad more. That was its first lather so I was trying to make it as thick as I could. When I was done I actually made a ball of lather and was able to toss it around a lil.
4. Thats a stink bug. Theyre big here in the MD,VA, PA, DC area. they came from asia couple years ago and they are going crazy. no real predators here in the states for them so their populations have been sky rocketing

1. Nice cat.
2. Nice brush! You brought it back to life.
3. Your lather is begging for a little more water.
4. What kind of "lil bugger" is that? I've never seen one of those before.

KiltedShaver
11-05-2010, 06:24 AM
That one looks great mate!! you're off to a great start.

SliceOfLife
11-05-2010, 07:19 PM
Yeah, we used to have elder bugs all over the outside of our house here, 10 years ago. Now it's stink bugs all over the inside of the house. Their name is odd to me. They don't smell any worse than any other bug after you squish them (and I don't notice them making a smell before that point). They smell like wet/decomposing grass. Oh and I'm a predator. I've got about 100+ of the buggers in my garbage now. Flexible plastic rulers are their natural enemy. I've also smashed a few out of the air with old (damaged) strops.

The advice I'd give you for future brushes is to sand the inside rim before you set the knot (looks a little rough), and also push the knot down a touch more so that the base is hidden (you'll likely find that you want the knot pushed down even further than that to give the brush less bloom and more backbone).

weenerdog3443
11-05-2010, 07:37 PM
Yeah, we used to have elder bugs all over the outside of our house here, 10 years ago. Now it's stink bugs all over the inside of the house. Their name is odd to me. They don't smell any worse than any other bug after you squish them (and I don't notice them making a smell before that point). They smell like wet/decomposing grass. Oh and I'm a predator. I've got about 100+ of the buggers in my garbage now. Flexible plastic rulers are their natural enemy. I've also smashed a few out of the air with old (damaged) strops.

The advice I'd give you for future brushes is to sand the inside rim before you set the knot (looks a little rough), and also push the knot down a touch more so that the base is hidden (you'll likely find that you want the knot pushed down even further than that to give the brush less bloom and more backbone).

Thanks for the advise. That brush was the most pain out of all of them for getting the old knot out. Took me like 3-4 hours for 3 days. I did sand the inside before i set it to get all the crap out. I wasn't too worried about the lil roughness at the top of the hole, with it being my first brush and going to be my personal one. That one was as far down as I could put it. It looked like white plastic right under where the knot was. My 22mm silvertip knot was shipped today and a couple of the handles will take it. This one just puts to shame my shea moisture brush from target so I cant wait to give the silvertip a go. And still trying to find a green handle. My SWMBO returns sunday from being gone for 30 days and shes already asked me "what other shaving junk did you get?" and shes asked me to shave her legs when she gets home which will hopefully turn into some fun.

Hex
11-06-2010, 04:35 AM
Nice work Weener.

The blue turned out well, and somehow they look familiar. :001_smile

weenerdog3443
11-06-2010, 04:36 AM
Nice work Weener.

The blue turned out well, and somehow they look familiar. :001_smile

Thanks. They will get much use, abuse, and love and care.

gull
11-06-2010, 11:21 AM
Does your kitty help get rid of those bugs?

weenerdog3443
11-06-2010, 11:41 AM
Does your kitty help get rid of those bugs?

both my cats and my 2 pups. they love munchin on them and flinging them around the house. and I have pretty much an endless supply of them

weenerdog3443
11-09-2010, 06:23 AM
Ok ladies and gentlemen. The 22mm silvertip arrived yesterday. Talk about fast shipping. I am working on boring out the black and red handle to fit it. It was about 21mm and just a lil too big to fit the 20mm knot that I had so I figured I'd go ahead and make it 22. I was even tempted to just lather up the knot last night it felt so yummy. May set it tonight. There is some empty space inside the hole on the handle I dont know if I want to fill it in with anything. I am also waiting on a item to end on the bay so if i win it i may just save the knot for that handle.

weenerdog3443
11-10-2010, 12:54 PM
Time for another update. The Red and black Made Rite is done. It got the 22mm silvertip knot (http://www.thegoldennib.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=9_42&products_id=108&zenid=0735f92f7e8aba55c720a7dbf724c1bb) from TGN. loft about 45 IIRC. The hole on this handle was just a tad too big for a 20mm and too small for a 22 so I ended up having to sand it out to fit the knot. I will be sealing the bottom part of the handle to hold the crack in the red better but after some use it hasn't been a problem.

Just set the knot.
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3401.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3402.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3403.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3404.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3405.jpg

Whipin up some lather. Man thickest lather I've made. It looks a lil watery but a couple more pumps got it there. And I spent about 10 seconds less than I normally do Loading it up
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3411.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3412.jpg

Broken in a lil bit
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3408.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3409.jpg

compared to the ever-ready with the 20mm knot
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3410.jpg

And with all my brushes
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3406.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3407.jpg

weenerdog3443
11-11-2010, 06:19 PM
just won another handle on the bay. looks to be cream and purple century handle. cant wait to get it

Mr Pseudo
11-11-2010, 11:23 PM
I just have a cheap boar brush I picked up at the supermarket at the moment. I was going to buy a badger but you have inspired me to make my own. I'm hitting the antique stores this weekend to look for a cool handle.

saabaru
11-12-2010, 11:33 AM
I am in the exact same boat as you ^ Mr Pseudo. Is it hard to make your own brushes?

weenerdog3443
11-12-2010, 02:43 PM
I am in the exact same boat as you ^ Mr Pseudo. Is it hard to make your own brushes?

not too hard just some basic mechanical skills. All I really use is some scissors, sand paper, small hand chissel, screw driver, and epoxys. alot cheaper too

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/1289601676.jpg

Breck
11-12-2010, 04:43 PM
Thanks for this thread. I've got a slew (if 5 counts as 'a slew') of vintage brushes to pick up from the PO tomorrow, and will probably have to restore at least 3 of them. Nice so see someone else having success as a newbie to the skill.

weenerdog3443
11-12-2010, 07:29 PM
Thanks for this thread. I've got a slew (if 5 counts as 'a slew') of vintage brushes to pick up from the PO tomorrow, and will probably have to restore at least 3 of them. Nice so see someone else having success as a newbie to the skill.

best of luck in refinishing them. be sure to snap some pics and make a thread.

Hex
11-13-2010, 02:54 AM
I am in the exact same boat as you ^ Mr Pseudo. Is it hard to make your own brushes?

I would suggest that you start on a brush that you don't care for so much.

You're liable to scratch or chip it quite a bit until you get your technique down.

I found a Dremel tool to be invaluable.

weenerdog3443
11-21-2010, 05:20 AM
I would suggest that you start on a brush that you don't care for so much.

You're liable to scratch or chip it quite a bit until you get your technique down.

I found a Dremel tool to be invaluable.

I consider myself a master with a dremel but I tried it on a brush and thought I was going to tear it up so I do everything by hand.

So heres a little update. Havent finished any brushes yet but my SBAD is still going strong. I have picked up 3 more brushes off ebay. The purple and cream one arrived the other day and doesnt look to be in too bad shape. I will snap some pics when the other 2 arrive. The next one that is on its way is a green and black ever ready. Then a greenmarble and black rubberset. When these 2 arrive I will snap pics of all 3. Below are just the ebay pics so they arent too good. I also have some Queen Charlotte soap on its way. and some Godj delux coming that I traded my Omega 10066 boar for.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/B8kK5Uw2kKGrHqUOKnQEy1LF9EobBM3Zy67NBw_12.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/B74DG8WkKGrHqFhcEyryCnV-BM1fu9RWYg_3.jpg

weenerdog3443
11-24-2010, 12:44 PM
Three more knots ordered today. A 20mm Finest Badger Fan Shape, 22mm Pure Badger Hair Knot, and 22mm Black Badger. The two 22mm will be going into handles for my brother and dad. The 20mm fan shape will be going into the green Ever-Ready below. I got the old knot removed out the green ER and the handle is apart. I sanded it all down starting with 300grit down to 1000 grit. The green really pops out now. Sorry for no updated pics yet. Still waiting for the Green Rubberset to* show up then I will snap some pics. On the first page there is the small wooden handle with the black rubberset on it. That has been sanded and stained a darker color. The cream and purple one is being a pain trying to remove the old knot. May have a lil photo shoot tonight if the Green one comes in.

Kcaps
11-24-2010, 01:50 PM
Nice updates! I will be trying my hand at a restore here soon, thanks to a generous PIF of a handle. I had bought a 21mm UK super badger knot a few months ago thinking I would turn my own handle, but it looks like a restore is more plausible right now.

weenerdog3443
11-25-2010, 12:38 PM
As promised more pictures.

All 3
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3416.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3417.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3418.jpg
The Ever-Ready. almost done just some fine sanding
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3425.jpg
Now the Rubberset still needs alot more work to it but it has made a huge improvement. went from
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/B8kK5Uw2kKGrHqUOKnQEy1LF9EobBM3Zy67NBw_12.jpg
to this
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3424.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3421.jpg

I will probably not sand the bottom too much more because the writing is starting to come out but it is turning into a real beauty

weenerdog3443
12-02-2010, 03:01 PM
The latest brush completed. got a 20mm fan shaped 2band knot. Have 2 others completed but after uploading the pictures the other pics didnt come out too well..
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3429.jpg

kingfisher
12-02-2010, 03:07 PM
That looks really nice!

weenerdog3443
12-02-2010, 03:29 PM
That looks really nice!

Thanks. I will have to take some better pictures. That one is starting to become my favorite brush.

Scrom
12-02-2010, 06:30 PM
Beautiful. Really well done.

weenerdog3443
12-12-2010, 08:48 PM
Photo shoot tommorow so stay tuned

weenerdog3443
12-19-2010, 05:19 AM
Another Everready 22mm black badger This one is going to my brother for christmas.
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3445.jpg

the line up..
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3447.jpg
VDH sent me a replacement boar. only used it twice.. the second is a fuller handle put a lil too much epoxy in it but o well its one of my personal brush and one of my favorites. it got a 22mm pure knot. 3rd is shea moisture nothing special. 4th is a made-rite with silvertip. cant remember if it was 20 or 22. and last it my green ever ready. this thing is starting to come into its prime now afer about a month of hard use. I set the loft at 44. 20mm 2 band fan shape knot. It is a stiff brush but the tips are nice n soft. the silvertip n 2 band are what I have the hardest time deciding between

Pkrankow
12-19-2010, 06:19 AM
Alright B&Bers.
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t285/jb_edson81/BST/SAM_1663.jpg


On the first, second and fourth from the left, could you post the basic dimensions please?

Thank you.

Phil

weenerdog3443
12-19-2010, 06:46 AM
On the first, second and fourth from the left, could you post the basic dimensions please?

Thank you.

Phil

Im just going off the top of my head but I wanna say the 2nd was originally 18 but it has a little lip and after I cleaned it out and everything I measure it to 20mm. the fourth I wanna say was 20 but I have not seen it for about a month. I think one of my cats stole it and hit it from me.

Pkrankow
12-19-2010, 06:53 AM
Im just going off the top of my head but I wanna say the 2nd was originally 18 but it has a little lip and after I cleaned it out and everything I measure it to 20mm. the fourth I wanna say was 20 but I have not seen it for about a month. I think one of my cats stole it and hit it from me.

I am sorry, I was unclear. I have a lathe, and want to make a brush entirely. I am looking for the length and large and small diameters of the handle. The local antique finds have been thin by me. Those three brushes look like something I may find comfortable.

Thank you
Phil

weenerdog3443
12-19-2010, 07:02 AM
I am sorry, I was unclear. I have a lathe, and want to make a brush entirely. I am looking for the length and large and small diameters of the handle. The local antique finds have been thin by me. Those three brushes look like something I may find comfortable.

Thank you
Phil

Ooooo sorry. When I get home I can break out my tools and measure them. If you want I can measure the big one too. The small wood and black I have apart and the rubberset black piece just screws off but Im sure If you were making one just extend it and drill to fir the knot. The big one was orginally a 28mm bore but it had the lil lip on the inside and I sanded it out so It can fit a 30 when I get the funds. But I will take the measurements when I get home tonight, which might not be till real late but I should have um back up tommorow for ya.

Pkrankow
12-19-2010, 07:55 AM
Thank you, and no hurry. I need to order material, and I won't have the chuck for the lathe till after Christmas.

Phil

weenerdog3443
12-20-2010, 12:55 PM
some of the ever ready in action with some QCS Basilica soap

sry havent taken measurements yet fora ya been too busy today.
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3458.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/Shaving/DSCF3460.jpg

weenerdog3443
10-19-2012, 11:40 AM
hmm been quite some time. going to be ordering another knot here soon

weenerdog3443
11-15-2012, 10:07 PM
Like I was saying it has been some time since I made some brushes. I have since given one to my dad one to my brother, who has been using it be very time he ends up shaving after he starts losing his hair from his chemo and one to my old boss. I am finally down to just 2 of my brushes that I have made and I'm starting to get bored. A 24 mm finest badger fan xh and a 30mm silvertip were ordered tonight. I am super excited to see both finally set. To keep you guys going here is what the will be going in. Both rubber sets and both will need some massaging caressing and easing to get them in and set but I think both will turn out to nice brushes.
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/IMAG0514.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/IMAG0516.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg320/weenerdog3443/IMAG0517.jpg

NexlevMM
11-17-2012, 08:35 PM
That light blue bottom on that Rubberset looks awesome!

weenerdog3443
11-17-2012, 10:27 PM
Thanks u need to get some better picture of it and polish it more. It is more of a teal color

GDCarrington
11-18-2012, 04:18 AM
Excellent start on the brushes and I wish all the best for your brother's chemo treatments.