Monday, April 18, 2016

The Brush Making Setup

With no lathe to turn brush handles, I must make do with what I have. First of all I have the rail on my front steps.

Next, in the chair, I have a gig I made to hold my drill, my 1/2 inch Milwaukee drill, a bungee to hold it all in place, and a 2 inch drum sander.

Here is the drill nestled in the gig and secured to the rail with the bungee.

I have installed the drum sander in the drill.

To make the drill run continuously I use a self-locking clamp.

So, this is my setup for rounding my brush stock. I will scribe a circle on both ends of the stock and then sand off the excess wood to make it round. Then it is ready for shaping.

These are ready to be rounded off.

These have just been rounded off.

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