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sandmountainslim
01-30-2011, 11:21 AM
Does anyone re-knot brushes for the public?

I have an old Gillette Standard from the sixties and I am fond of the handle but it needs a new set of bristles.
Do any of the guys here offer such a service and what sort of prices am I lookin at?
Here is a photo of the brush.


http://i661.photobucket.com/albums/uu332/sandmountainslim/Mobile%20Uploads/1007091930a.jpg

DunEdinRanger
01-30-2011, 11:31 AM
Rudy Vey does outstanding work. I had an Ever Ready 500 brush that he didn't just restore; it is better than new. It has relegated my Essential to the back of the shave den.

You should drop him a line for prices and information. He is a long time member of the board, and I have met him personally several times. He is a gentleman in every sense of the word.

sandmountainslim
01-30-2011, 11:33 AM
Rudy Vey does outstanding work. I had an Ever Ready 500 brush that he didn't just restore; it is better than new. It has relegated my Essential to the back of the shave den.

You should drop him a line for prices and information. He is a long time member of the board, and I have met him personally several times. He is a gentleman in every sense of the word.

Cool! I will search him out :) Thanks
Wp

Holzie
01-30-2011, 12:18 PM
I did my first rehab last night and it was a cinch! This brush is one of TGN less expensive Badger. I went inexpensive for my first attempt. I will be on to bigger and better. I used 5 minute epoxy that comes in package which looks like two syringes side by side this auto measures for perfect outcome. This little dude is a lather machine. Did last night and shaved with it this morning. Lots of tutorials on this forum. Go for it!!

Bestarrkin
01-30-2011, 01:49 PM
A Rooney:w00t:. I hope you will have a good restore.

sandmountainslim
01-30-2011, 02:11 PM
A Rooney:w00t:. I hope you will have a good restore.

It LOOKS just like a Rooney with the same exact sticker but is marked "Gillette" so who knows who made it.

I am shipping it off to Rudy Vey on the morrow so I believe it will come back looking great :thumbup1:
Wp

sandmountainslim
01-31-2011, 05:14 PM
Sent it off to Rudy Vey today :thumbup1:
I imagine it will be a work of art upon it's return and will go nicely with the Bull Mastiff made by Cooncatbob. I love Badger and Blade artistry!
Wp

sandmountainslim
02-05-2011, 02:21 PM
Sent it off to Rudy Vey today :thumbup1:
I imagine it will be a work of art upon it's return and will go nicely with the Bull Mastiff made by Cooncatbob. I love Badger and Blade artistry!
Wp


Pic Rudy sent me today of my cleaned brush with the new knot sittin in it. Hope he doesn't mind me sharing the photo.

alabamalawyer
02-05-2011, 02:46 PM
Very nice. I have restored about 7 vintage brushes myself. However, my Dremel was on loan to someone, so I sent my most recent EverReady to Rudy. He did a great job and his turnaround time was excellent.