Glue for Shaving Brushes?

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federalist

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Have any of you tried making your own shaving brushes? I need advice on how to attach the knot to the handle. I am thinking of just gluing it on, but I need an adhesive that is waterproof, durable, and non-toxic. Any suggestions?

My broken chair is on its way to becoming a shaving brush.

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I don't mean to be discouraging, but this very subject is something that professional brush makers struggle with. Shedding bristles is the most common complaint with cheap brushes. I don't have any advice other than that you should search or ask this question on the forums over at badgerandblade.com.
 

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Marine epoxy is very strong and waterproof. If Sea Wolfe shows up or email her, she may have a brand to suggest. I do not remember what we used when we had our boat. Sea Wolfe works in the Marine enviroment.

I will also mention that the hair shank is probably hand tied like a wig. It is not going to be just a matter of sticking hair in a glue. Look up hair extension and wigs making, new glue and methods have come out in that industry also. I would look up hand tying, just hot gluing will still cause fiber loss
 
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If you want two part epoxy, I need to go check at work on Monday unless my mind kicks into high gear in the meantime cause I can't remember what we use.

Another crazy good adhesive is 3M 5200 like this (but check elsewhere for better prices) http://www.westmarine.com/buy/3m--5200-polyurethane-adhesive-sealant--P004_127_002_507 We use it all the time and joke that you have to cut out what youve stuck together if you want to make a change, cause its there for good.
 

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If you want two part epoxy, I need to go check at work on Monday unless my mind kicks into high gear in the meantime cause I can't remember what we use.

Another crazy good adhesive is 3M 5200 like this (but check elsewhere for better prices) http://www.westmarine.com/buy/3m--5200-polyurethane-adhesive-sealant--P004_127_002_507 We use it all the time and joke that you have to cut out what youve stuck together if you want to make a change, cause its there for good.
I just knew you would have an answer :):mrgreen:. Sometimes my brains goes into fail mode and I just do not remember what we used, but I do remember it was 2-part
 

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Typically we use 2 part for filling things - like fairing a hull. We use 5200 to stick things together - like making sure the lift hooks on the whaler are solid. But I'll try to get a better list on Monday :)
 

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Typically we use 2 part for filling things - like fairing a hull. We use 5200 to stick things together - like making sure the lift hooks on the whaler are solid. But I'll try to get a better list on Monday :)
Assuming that's a motor whale boat, and you're not serving on a Japanese ship. ;)
 

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I will also mention that the hair shank is probably hand tied like a wig. It is not going to be just a matter of sticking hair in a glue. Look up hair extension and wigs making, new glue and methods have come out in that industry also. I would look up hand tying, just hot gluing will still cause fiber loss
shaving knots come preglued, you just have to glue them into the handle with a good glue.


 

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