#1

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Omaha, NE
I am hoping someone has some knowledge on what to do with this Erskine brush. While trying to grind out the old knot the top came apart from the bottom. I have tried super glue but it wouldn't hold. Is there anything else I can use to keep it together? Plus does anyone know if you can drill this out to fit a larger knot?[Image: 1a96f9b08134d11e2da946e3e761f1c0.jpg]

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#2
(This post was last modified: 01-24-2016, 09:36 PM by brucered.)
2 part marine epoxy. Make a shim out of a dowel rod to join and secure the top and bottom pieces. But only make it large enough to join them and not too high so it interferes with the knot. Super glue isn't good for repairing Brushes.

Once in place, it can also act as a shelf for the knot to sit on. If you pre-drill another hole in the top of that dowel part way down the piece, it will allow the epoxy from setting the knot to go into and not up the side of the bristles. You don't need much epoxy when setting the knot....too little is better then too much.

From the pic, that's what I'd do.

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#3
I concur with Bruce. I would have just used the epoxy, but a dowel idea would be quite durable.

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#4

Member
Utah
I'll third epoxy, however the superglue with accelerator might work if you do that use flexible super glue. I'd set the knot at the same time you repair it unless you widen the hole. Then I'd widen it after. You can drill, file, sand or scrape the hole bigger, use what you have available to you. I've used several methods depending on the situation, delicacy of the brush and how much modification is needed. You'll have to judge what is appropriate. I don't think a dowel will work, you'll never get the dowel holes lined up. You could drive a dowel through it AFTER it is glued, maybe that is what bruce is thinking.
#5

Member
Omaha, NE
I was thinking the same thing about the dowels. I was wondering if you could epoxy the two parts together and then use a small flat head screw to keep them together?
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#6
(01-30-2016, 04:47 AM)envyshave Wrote: I don't think a dowel will work, you'll never get the dowel holes lined up. You could drive a dowel through it AFTER it is glued, maybe that is what bruce is thinking.

Without seeing the underside of the top portion, it is hard to day if the dowel trick would work or be necessary.
#7

Member
Utah
A screw could work if you pre-drilled a pilot hole, I'd glue it first. then just set a heavy book on top while it dries, then clean up the mess. You will sill see a line where it was repaired though.

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