|Project by palaswood||posted 07-07-2014 08:39 PM||1833 views||5 times favorited||11 comments|
Using up some of the reclaimed “scraps” in the shop, I threw together this shop brush over the weekend. It is primarily white oak – so it has some good heft.
I had a fun time doing it since it was conceived and completed in just a few hours. Now I’m using it at least 10 times an hour while in the shop.
I had the brush portion floating around the shop for awhile (salvaged from somewhere), and I’ve been using it to dust off sawdust and shavings – but why not put a handle on it?!
So I trued up some white oak with the hand plane
Epoxied on the long pieces,
and wood glued the sides
For the handle I used White oak (a cabinet shop cutoff) and accented it with my favorite Black Mulberry wood.
Screwed in some “Brass” screws for an idea I had
Cut off the heads to reveal steel in brass clothing – peening was difficult
Handle was rough shaped on the belt sander & then I chopped a tenon on the handle to fit into the mortise on the brush. Too busy to take a picture of that I guess (of course the most labor intensive operation I omit…typical).
I epoxied into place and accented with a walnut strip
Some further shaping and sanding – then a final sanding to 220 and coated with BLO (Boiled Linseed Oil).
I’ve got some horsehair, so next time I plan to make the entire thing from scratch. And i’ll use REAL brass pins this time ;)
Thanks for checkin it out.
-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram