Here they are. The before photos appear in two other posts. Quite honestly the original knots in the Black over White Every-Ready and the Ever-Ready 500E were in pretty good shape as they were but I couldn't resist changing them anyway. The Rubberset 301N was a badger wrapped nylon or something and was awful.
Here they are with their new knots from TGN:
Going left to right:
Rubberset 301N with a 22mm Super Badger Bulb set at an approx. 52mm loft. That's a nice cream top over a marbleized green base.
Ever-Ready Black over Butterscotch (cailtin sp) with a 20mm Silvertip Badger also set at approx. 52mm.
Ever-Ready 500E Yellow marbleized over a green and brown swirly, marbled base with a 20mm 2-band Finest Badger also set at approx. 52mm.
You might recall from one of my earlier posts that the yellow topped Ever-Ready cracked into 3 pieces while I was removing the original knot. I use Super-glue (Krazy-Glue) to put them together. Then every time I worked with it right up until last night while I was trying to fit the knot, it cracked again. It's now glued in multiple places but holding strong. I think now that the epoxy is inside it's good to good. It is really a beautiful.
I did encounter what I think are rookie restoration issues. The first one was the 500E Ever-Ready that I filled with a little too much epoxy. Some of the glue was sucked up into the hairs of the knot. The next one, the 301N Rubberset has much less and the Black over Butterscotch Ever-Ready has none.
I'll post full bloom photos when I get a chance.