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    I had been searching for a beautiful old colorful Ever Ready, like the ones Vinny had posted in the original "how to restore a brush" thread. I obtained one, and rather than botching it up, I asked Rudy to work his magic. I was obsessing on a very, very short loft. It is a Golden Nib Finest (Extra Hair) set at 43mm. The diameter of the knot is 20mm. When I first received it yesterday, I was a little concerned as it appeared very, very pointy and stiff. After today's shave, I am so glad we set it where we did. Soft tips, very dense, terrific backbone. I am really delighted. Thank you Rudy!
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    Fantastic restore.

    Short short loft is the way to go. I set my last one at 42mm and it could not have worked out better.

    That is a fantastic old handle to bring back into service.

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    Nice one Darjeeling,

    The Finest knot set at this sort of loft is an absolute pearler !!!!

    That handle looks kinda familiar.....

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    A fine brush for a fine B&B member.

    That's a looker!
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    Beautiful sir!!!

    A fantastic brush
    Brad

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    Very nice!
    Keith

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    Great lookin bakelite base as well. Love that bright green swirl. What a gem.

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    where did you find the brush?
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    DJ Express! That's a NICE looking brush! How much you want for it? C'mon, let's be reasonable now.

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    Looks great! Rudy does awesome work. Enjoy that knot too...I have 3 brushes with that knot and love them!

    Ben

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    This handle was beautiful, and it was a pleasure to work with Joe on this project. I had sent him photos of different loft settings, and the 43 mm was the best for him - great choice, I must admit seeing the post-bloom pixs. Enjoy this brush, as soon as I find a similar handle, I make one for myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tob1303 View Post
    where did you find the brush?
    I just patiently trolled ebay. As soon as I saw it, I knew it for what it was. Of course you never really know what condition its in until its in your hands. I was very lucky. They are out there, just be patient.

    Rudy is so gracious and professional, he is a wonderful communicator. As referenced above, Rudy sent me a bunch of pics of the brush "set" at 40mm and increasing increments through 50mm. I think the turnaround time on the whole project was 1 week. I shaved with it again today. Really wonderful.
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    Nice looking brush man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudy Vey View Post
    This handle was beautiful, and it was a pleasure to work with Joe on this project. I had sent him photos of different loft settings, and the 43 mm was the best for him - great choice, I must admit seeing the post-bloom pixs. Enjoy this brush, as soon as I find a similar handle, I make one for myself.

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    There's something about vintage brushes that I find appealing.
    Restoring a nice Ever Ready or any other great brush brand, stuffing it with some quality hair is something I need to do more often, so far I only have one Rubberset brush back to life.

    I'm off to ebay... see ya
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    Congrats! Beautiful brush.

    I hope you used it with an Ever Ready razor?
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    Beautiful!
    John

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    Nice brush handle. Not too fond of the extreme short lofts that everyone seems into as of late. Glad to hear it works for you though.

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    I'm a huge fan of short-loft brushes, and that's a looker, for sure. Great work Rudy! Have a speedy recovery, too.

    Enjoy the brush, Joe.

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    Sort of reincarnated as an "Ever Rudy," eh?
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