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    Default Anyone Restore For The Public?

    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.


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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DunEdinRanger View Post
    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
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    Default Do it Yourself, its so easy!

    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!!

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    A Rooney. I hope you will have a good restore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bestarrkin View Post
    A Rooney. 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
    Wp
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    Sent it off to Rudy Vey today
    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandmountainslim View Post
    Sent it off to Rudy Vey today
    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.
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    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.
    Chris

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