Even better than a spring-drive Lathe... spokeshave and block plane
What can I say?    It's sentimental:  this broom was bought right before I got my first house.    Years later, the hollow metal "stick" broke off, flush with the brush head.

I thought a wood adapter, tapered on both ends, might do the trick for a repair.
Rather than putting wood between lathe centers, I just started free-hand shaving a suitable dowel.   I would test-fit, observe the marks/impressions, shave, and repeat.

It actually works... and if it loosens up one day, I'll just ram the tapers further down


"Hand tools for hand tools"
You make do with what you got! Good job!
Still Learning,

Allan Hill

It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

Hi, I'm Arlin's proud wife! His brain trma & meds-give memory probs and has pain from injuries, but all is well materially & financially.  

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