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    My most recent restores, and a couple of original cousins. The 200T has a 28mm Silvertip, using it tomorrow.
    My psychiatrist told me I was crazy. I told him I want a second opinion. He said okay you're ugly too. Rodney Dangerfield

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    28mm? That's a beast!

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    Man, that's a lot of great looking brushes!

    That 28mm will eat that product right up. Enjoy!
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    I need to order some knots, I have all those handles except the "Made Rite" second from the right. You make them looks so good, why do I have mine in a box?

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    Oh yea, I think the 28mm post bloom might be the size of a softball--can't wait. Restoring is so much fun, I really enjoy it. And yes....I have a box full of unfinished project brushes also, just getting to them when I can.
    My psychiatrist told me I was crazy. I told him I want a second opinion. He said okay you're ugly too. Rodney Dangerfield

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    Great job!
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    Great looking brushes!
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    Very nice. That silver tip is going to be huge bloomed out.
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    Nice work indeed, I can't wait to see the silvertip once it blooms. It'll have the silhouette of a tree in full leaf!
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    Nice work. Good variety for the brush and handles. I can hardly wait to try one myself. Thanks, David.
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    Gorgeous! Love them all but I'm really digging that lucite handled one
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    I have to tell you, it's a great brush. Here it is post bloom. The knot is set with 56mm loft, but it's so big that there is still a ton of backbone. I must admit, though, that I used it right off, and the smell was just awfull. Like I discovered a hoard of dead badgers hiding in the knot. I wound up washing it really well in dishwashing soap, and even soaked it overnight in the soap. The made up a couple of lathers and gave it another spin. The smell is gone now. It did give up a few hairs, but that has stopped. I love using this brush. It uses a ton of soap, but it's big, and it's fun. Can't wait to do some more biggies.Click image for larger version. 

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    That 200T is awesome! That's a huge freakin' knot for such a little brush, great work!

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    I think big is the way to go with these handles. I don't like the look of a smaller knot being pinched off at the top of the handle. Looks so much better to me with a large knot in there.
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    I have another identical handle, curiously it's model is an F40, not a 200T, and it has its original boar in it now. After the success of the 200T, though, I'm thinking of taking the F40 out to 30mm--I think I can make it happen. Ah, the wonder of the Dremel tool. Oh, by the way, I also put a bunch of Benjamin 20cal pellets in the bottom, encased in epoxy. I've done this to several handles, and it gives them a great, heafty feel.
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