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Broom stems or mop handles

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Project by isetegija posted 1561 days ago 1858 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have long been fed up with these broom stem breakages , so I decided to make one unbreakable mop stick by myself.
I have a lot of wood and veneer scraps to choose from.
More pictures from making process can be seen on my blog: WoodWorker blog

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/





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michelletwo

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#1 posted 1561 days ago

These are too beautiful to be mop handles!!!!

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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MyFathersSon

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#2 posted 1561 days ago

Ditto the above comment—
But it is nice to be reminded that something can be extremely utilitarian—and still catch the eye.
An often overlooked concept today.
Wasn’t always that way—browse through old hand tool and household appliance catalogs.

-- Those who insist it can't be done - should politely refrain from interrupting those who are doing it.

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cajunpen

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#3 posted 1561 days ago

That is one fancy mop handle. Should last awhile.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Chase

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#4 posted 1561 days ago

Agreed, this is way overboard for a mop handle.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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KnotCurser

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#5 posted 1561 days ago

I love the “impossible” dovetail at the top – keep ‘em guessing! Great work!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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mmh

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#6 posted 1560 days ago

Beautifully done. It could almost make me want to do some house cleaning. Well, almost ~

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#7 posted 1560 days ago

that is the fanciest mop handle EVER… lol

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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Douglas Bordner

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#8 posted 1560 days ago

Harry Potter should have a broomstick this delightfully made. As MyFathersSon said, there was a time when lavish ornamentation of everyday items was not considered untoward. I think it’s great.

I imagine if this was a pool cue, people would be beating a path to your door with handfuls of Kroon and Euros.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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WoodyWoodWrecker

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#9 posted 1560 days ago

This is a beautiful replacement handle but what are you doing to break all those handles? I’ve never broken a handle except when I used it as a lever.

-- You always have tomorrow to stop procrastinating.

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terrilynne

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#10 posted 1346 days ago

Very nice. I’m with Doug and I thought it was a cue stick.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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