Broom handle repair

If you asked me if I would have been doing anything worthy of writing about today I would have told you no. I went out to the shop this morning with the intention of tidying up a bit, and that is what I started to do.

I moved a pile of candy boards, bottom boards, and migratory covers out to the bee shed. Under that pile was the bristle end of an old push broom that a friend had given to me. He had also given me, what I can only assume was an old shovel handle. I picked them up and headed over to the bench, then removed the broken off handle that was still attached to the broom end. Photo Apr 04, 4 58 09 AM

I hadn’t used a draw knife before, and this was the perfect project to break myself in. I was more or less under the impression that a draw knife was a very crude tool, only to be used to get near the line then finish with something a little less barbarian. I found myself to only be partly correct. While it can be used for bulk waste removal, it could also be quite delicate. With all of that said I think it is something that will take quite a long time to master

Photo Apr 04, 4 58 14 AM

I whittled the handle down to the bevel angle needed to fit the bristle end, then reassembled. Now my shop is looking much better. 

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Thanks again

Brian

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2 comments on “Broom handle repair
  1. solarbeez says:

    I’ve got a draw knife that I used to peel bark off cedar logs. Never thought you good use for anything else, but you’ve given me a good idea. To use it for replacing shovel handles that have been used as pry bars. Thanks.

    • Brian says:

      That’s what this blogging thing is all about. Even something as simple as repairing a simple handle might ignite innovation in someone else. Thank you for your comment.

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