Dustless De-Nib, a few years late
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Things get delayed sometimes.

A big project for Spring 2017 was this pine Wardrobe.  If I recall right, I finished it with a Union No. 2 plane, and a single heavy coat of Tru-Oil.   To be honest, it was a little 'furry' but it was very functional for the mother-in-law.

   



Today I remembered my polissoir and took another look at that wardrobe, now richened in color from 4 years of aging.   I ran the polissoir over the whole thing and it's a lot smoother to the touch now.   No dust, either!

   

   


Happy Woodworking,
Chris
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#12
Nice, it looks great! I made my own polissoir a few years ago and while I don’t use it often, it does make a great finishing tool.
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#13
Would one of you like to educate us on that tool and its use?
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#14
Looks awesome Chris!
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(07-06-2021, 01:02 AM)iclark Wrote: Would one of you like to educate us on that tool and its use?

Here's a link to the LAP blog:
https://blog.lostartpress.com/2012/04/17...an-part-2/

More images here
https://blog.lostartpress.com/2017/03/09...ollisoirs/

... but the links therein are broken.

Video showing its use:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5al4CtLFebU

Comparison with other rush
http://donsbarn.com/a-juncus-polissor-iv/

The polissor is a stiff brush that can be used to burnish wood. Some interpret Roubo's description differently from Don Williams.
https://sawmillcreek.org/archive/index.p...30605.html
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(07-06-2021, 01:02 AM)iclark Wrote: Would one of you like to educate us on that tool and its use?
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Ivan, I just checked Youtube and there are several videos describing their use, but here's a link to making one out of a new "whisk broom" that looks to be about the simplest way one could be made...I may have to buy a new whisk broom!!!!!
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U5_Ipyfjxo
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#17
Here’s a picture of the one I made. It’s 2” in diameter and 4” long. I took a 1-day workshop at the Berea College broom making department and each participant made 3 ‘brooms’. I made a whisk and a duster broom also.


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(07-06-2021, 10:13 AM)Timberwolf Wrote: ...............
Ivan, I just checked Youtube and there are several videos describing their use, but here's a link to making one out of a new "whisk broom" that looks to be about the simplest way one could be made...I may have to buy a new whisk broom!!!!!
Winkgrin  
Laugh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U5_Ipyfjxo

Was that Cousin It doing the audio? Actually, the whisk broom looked a little like Cousin It after removing the stitching.
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(07-06-2021, 10:53 AM)Greg Jones Wrote: Here’s a picture of the one I made. It’s 2” in diameter and 4” long. I took a 1-day workshop at the Berea College broom making department and each participant made 3 ‘brooms’. I made a whisk and a duster broom also.
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Nice work Greg!!!!!
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I had visions of making one using two hose clamps..
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(07-06-2021, 12:49 PM)Timberwolf Wrote: ..........
Nice work Greg!!!!!
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I had visions of making one using two hose clamps..
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Hose clamps would work, and add a hillbilly charm!
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