Here is my thread, in which I will be posting my brush restorations/reknottings/fix'em'ups.
I recently won 5 vintage brush handles off the Ebay and I plan on fixing them up and putting fresh new knots in them.
Here are the first two:
A "Barbershop Pure Bristle" and an Ever Ready 100 in cream and black
Both are in very good shape (the knots were in not great shape, I didn't take a pic before I cut them off however).
All I've done so far is cut the knots off. I will be drilling them, polishing them, reknotting them, etc. as I get time (so don't be upset if this thread is updated infrequently).
This is the list of to-do's for these two:
Barbershop - drill out and clean out the hole, sand and stain the handle, paint the lettering, set new knot, and shave. (this will be getting a boar knot to match the "pure bristle" lettering). Looks to be a 22mm knot, I'll probably set the loft around 50mm depending on the hole, knot, feel, etc.
Ever-Ready - drill out and clean the hole, polish, repaint lettering on bottom of brush, set new knot, shave. Appears to be a 20mm knot, will be set with either a silvertip knot or a finest knot, haven't decided, yet.
Won't order knots until they are ready to be set, just in case I change my mind.
Any thoughts, questions, opinions, suggestions, criticisms, guidance is accepted.