birch broom

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  1. randyt

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    I pondered where to post this, figured this subforum is as good as place as any.

    I've been wanting to make a birch broom so yesterday I finally made one. It was a learning experience.

    I started out with a chunk of birch about the dia of a soda pop can. Peeled the bark back from the end about 7 inches.

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    after I peeled the bristles back and had a little stub left over. This is what it looked like

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    the bristle were tied back and the stub cut off

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    then I started peeling back from the other side. I left a narrow bark ring as a stop.

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    I then held everything together and lashed it with a chunk of cord. I'm going to take a chunk of babiche and lash it good and tight, Then hew down the handle to a comfortable dimension.

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    Very nice work! I want to see the finished broom!
     
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    will probably finish it today
     
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    That is so crafty :cool:...nice work!
     
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    That is great!
     
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    here is a updated photo

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  7. J. Pierce

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    That's a cool project, nice job.
    I've seen them before, but never tried making one.
    Looks like fun though.
     
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    thanks, I kinda goofed on this one, it will still work but I should have made the second set of bristles a couple inches longer
     
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    Very cool!
     
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    That’s a Hair Loom! :)

    Seriously, neat project. And, you have a bunch of fire starter left overs.
     
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