I've been trying to keep it under control, but once the restoration monkey gets on your back, it's hard to shake off!
Here's my four latest restorations. Not sure what I'm going to do with all of them...at least one is going to a buddy...but the rest? Who knows...?
First up is the Butterscotch and Red Twins. A Klenzo on the left with a 20mm fan-shaped Finest Badger knot from TGN. On the right is its cousin, a Made-Right with a 20mm bulb-shaped TGN Finest Badger.
Next is a Cream and Clear Lucite Erskine brush. It's got an 18mm TGN Finest Badger knot. When I had it apart, I epoxied in a Swiss Half-Franc coin that's visible from the bottom through the Lucite.
Finally, a no-name wood and brass brush, with a TGN 20mm Finest knot. The wood was stripped down, stained, and finished with several coats of Minwax Wipe-On Poly. This is a heavy little sucker!
To give you an idea of what I had to work with, here's the eBay auction photo for the Klenzo and no-name brass and wood brush.
Larry (TOFLAC-U, BOTOC, LOSER, The Rubberset 400 Club, Fountain Pen Junkie, Savior of Vintage Brushes, and some other stuff I forgot!)