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xx   BRUSH

How to make brooms the Shaker way. Instructions for making a whish broom and a pot scrubber.
AMERICAN HOME CRAFTS Fall 1978 (v.6#4) pg. 58, 98

A 29" tall fireplace broom is decorated with a granny doll with soft-sculpture head.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1981 (v.59#9) pg. 40, 53

How to grow broom corn. Includes information on cutting the stalks and making a broom.
COUNTRYSIDE Apr 1978 (v.62#4) pg. 34

How to make your own broom from broom corn.
COUNTRYSIDE Oct 1983 (v.67#10) pg. 29

How to make a broom. An experienced broom-maker updates a 100-year-old method.
COUNTRYSIDE Jan 1984 (v.68#1) pg. 17

How to harvest and make sturdy brooms from broomcorn you raise in the garden.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1986 (v.70#6) pg. 6

Make an old-fashioned twig broom.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1995 (v.79#6) pg. 44

Three ways to decorate Colonial hearth brooms. (1) Bread dough flowers, (2) wheat weavings, and (3) dried materials.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Nov 1978 (v.9#9) pg. 66

Hearth broom, wreath, floral spray and mushroom basket arrangement to make using dried flowers, twigs, pods and grasses.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 20 1978 (v.91#13) pg. 52

Tip: How to straighten the bristles of a straw broom.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #238 Apr 1983 (v.33#4) pg. 140

Tip: Add a piece of sheet metal to your pushbroom. Use this "scraper" to dislodge stuborn dirt, snow, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #251 Sep 1984 (v.34#7) pg. 137

Water broom for hosing down patio, deck or other large surfaces. The 36" wide unit on casters is made from PVC pipe, fittings and lawn sprinkler heads.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #321 Sep 1991 (v.41#8) pg. 92

Tip on repairing a broken off push-broom handle using a flagpole bracket.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #398 May 1999 (v.49#5) pg. 112

Tip: Reinforce a pushbroom with a plywood guset before the handle breaks.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #24 Dec 1984-Jan 1985 pg. 24

Country broom is skirted with gingham and calico for hearth or kitchen decoration.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1980 (v.191#5) pg. 164, 296

Broom with calico-covered handle.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING May 1984 (v.198#5) pg. 156, 275

Tip: Add a metal scraper to the back of your push broom.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1988 (v.13#8) pg. 60

Add metal braces to push brooms in order to prevent broken broom handles.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Mar 1981 (v.70#3) pg. 56

How to whittle a birch broom.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #50 Mar-Apr 1978 pg. 154

Tip on increasing the efficiency and life of a broom used to sweep snow.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #121 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 18

Tip: Use a dry corncob instead of a brush for sweeping sawdust, flour, crumbs, etc.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1981 (v.28#6) pg. 18

Tip: Use metal braces to keep a push broom handle from breaking.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1981 (v.156#3) pg. 24

How to make a garden broom from bamboo twigs or palm fronds.
SUNSET Sep 1977 (v.159#3) pg. 170

Tip on converting a broken push broom into a bench brush (fox-tail brush).
WOODWORK #18 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 20

Tip suggests putting button magnets on the back of a bench brush to collect particles of steel wool or iron filings from a workbench top.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1997 (v.21#4) pg. 8