New life for an old brush.

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As received.

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Taken apart.


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Now.


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TobyC
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TobyC
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I keep purposefully looking for battered brush handles to give this a try myself now, looks like it would be extremely satisfying to come away with something looking this good.
Look on ebay in "vintage shaving brush" , click on "newly listed" snag a "buy it now" that looks fixable and cheap, or "watch" something but don't bid until close to the end. Good luck my friend!
 
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Wanted to do this ever since I saw one of these things, I thing she's gonna be a killer brush.

As received.


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They had a problem keeping it together apparently, had been glued together several times with different glues,... lots of glue! I had to use a hole saw with the pilot removed to get the ferrule off. Had to do more work than I expected to make it look decent, all lettering had to go unfortunately.


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And the result.


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My last two brushes are similar, but very different.


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I'm seriously impressed by your restoration! I am also intrigued about the twist in the original. I wonder if in the olden days it was the done thing to leave the soap on and just wring out with A-OK finger and thumb gesture?

I'm unsure what to do regarding brushes, if anything. I already have 3, a Men-ü synthetic, another synth that I like but can't even remember what it is, and a cheap wooden handle badger (AFAIK) from that well-known purveyor of cheap and mostly nasty shaving kit known as Haryali. Its not too bad, a bit scratchy but better on hard soap than the synthetics. Soft can be comfortable but too soft. I think I like a bit of backbone. Not sure how you're supposed to choose a brush, seeing as you can't generally try before you buy. I quite fancy one of those PAA bad boys, but how do you choose, apart from being led by the cool packaging or funky handle colours?
 
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I'm seriously impressed by your restoration! I am also intrigued about the twist in the original. I wonder if in the olden days it was the done thing to leave the soap on and just wring out with A-OK finger and thumb gesture?

I'm unsure what to do regarding brushes, if anything. I already have 3, a Men-ü synthetic, another synth that I like but can't even remember what it is, and a cheap wooden handle badger (AFAIK) from that well-known purveyor of cheap and mostly nasty shaving kit known as Haryali. Its not too bad, a bit scratchy but better on hard soap than the synthetics. Soft can be comfortable but too soft. I think I like a bit of backbone. Not sure how you're supposed to choose a brush, seeing as you can't generally try before you buy. I quite fancy one of those PAA bad boys, but how do you choose, apart from being led by the cool packaging or funky handle colours?
Thank you sir!

Yes, I think many brushes were either plopped back into the mug full of soap, or rinsed out and put back. I've gotten several that were twisted or bent over badly.
Everyone has their own preferences regarding brushes, I've come to prefer boar over the others.
 
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