Tuxedo knot reset in vintage Rex brush handle

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Tuxedo knot reset in vintage Rex brush handle

Post by brothers » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:35 am

Speaking of Tuxedo synthetic brush knots, I have a perfect condition Rex shaving brush handle that I've been holding onto for about 4 years or so. Yesterday I took delivery of a new Tuxedo knot from Canada. Here's my before photo. Please wish me luck, because before when I have posted a before photo before I start up with the power tools, etc., I have been known to ruin a perfectly good shaving tool through my habit of accidentally destroying perfectly good objects. :D

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Re: Tuxedo knot reset in vintage Rex brush handle

Post by brothers » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:40 pm

Work in progress as the hole is cleared and test fitting has shown that the hole happens to be exactly the right size for the new knot.
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And after the dust has settled, here's the finished product. It feels good in the hand and I really like the looks of it.
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Re: Tuxedo knot reset in vintage Rex brush handle

Post by pausted » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:55 am

Looks great, Gary. Enjoy!
Best regards,

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Re: Tuxedo knot reset in vintage Rex brush handle

Post by Rufus » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:12 am

Nice job; looks very nice. The problem I had with my one and only DIY knot replacement was getting the residue of the the glue out of the knot hole. I had little difficulty steaming the knot out of the handle, but I didn’t have the right tools to grind out the residue. Fortunately, I have a friend who turns pens and he has the right tools to do the cleaning job properly. The brush handle is currently with him and he has dry-fitted the knot and it’s spot on.
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Re: Tuxedo knot reset in vintage Rex brush handle

Post by CMur12 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:49 pm

Nice-looking brush, Gary.

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Re: Tuxedo knot reset in vintage Rex brush handle

Post by brothers » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:07 pm

It took me a few years and several brushes to eventually gather up all of the tools that work best. Instead of clear epoxy with the Rex project I decided to use super glue (CA). I have a huge bottle of super glue I bought for refinishing a wooden brush handle. It was a lot simpler but it dries in seconds, which is not a good thing. I say this because when I am setting a new knot in an old handle with epoxy, I count on having 15 to 20 minutes to make sure all is well with the fit before I set it on the shelf to dry. With super glue if I get something crooked or not deep enough/too deep, etc., I have little more than about 3 seconds. This is not recommended. [-X
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Re: Tuxedo knot reset in vintage Rex brush handle

Post by brothers » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:35 pm

After the first full month of daily use, I have no complaints with the performance and the appearance of the Rex Tuxedo synthetic.
Gary

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