View Full Version : Ceramic restore
01-22-2011, 10:27 PM
Do you guys think I should try to replace the knot on this or leave it alone as a "collection" item. Apparently it's a Rooney from 30 to 40 years ago and is made of porcelain. I don't want to risk breaking the handle, but I would love to have this thing operational. Any tips on replacing the knot on a ceramic handle?
01-23-2011, 03:48 AM
What does the top of the hair look like?
I say do what you feel you need to to use it.
I think all items in my den should be used.
01-23-2011, 11:44 PM
I would think pouring some solvent in the knot would dissolve out the glue easily. The porcelain should be solvent proof, but be sure to protect the artwork on there if it's painted on as opposed to glazed.
01-24-2011, 12:02 AM
I would think that you could cut the bristles down and then tease them out of the handle with needle nose pliers or something of the like very carefully. I'm not sure what you would use to disolve the glue without hurting the porcelain. I'd love to see her restored though.
01-24-2011, 01:13 AM
I recommend cologne(but not pure alcohol) for dissolving the knot without damage. You just spill out cologne into the hole and when it dries you will use circular motions with a screwdriver(or something like that) to loose the bristles like a hand made drill.
BTW the bristles look like boar. I hope you will be successful on your restoration project.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.