Exotic wood dusting brush
This handy brush is great for getting at any hard to reach places, and is especially suited for dusting your computer’s keyboard. It is a simple spindle turning project that becomes extraordinary when you use any one of a variety of beautiful exotic woods.
So far, I’ve created eleven different shaped brushes, from eleven different exotic woods, including. vermillion, calantas, ebony, tigerwood (also known as goncalo alves), angigo, zebrano, niangon, kingwood, greenheart, rosewood, and purpleheart. All of these woods are available in 1″ square lengths at very reasonable prices. Using such exotics make this brush a delight to look at and to hold.
Drill center (smaller than hole) with saw tooth bit
Present gouge with flute in upwards position
Present more metal for a smoother cut
Cut with toe of skew chisel
Size brush end with skew
Shape with roughing out gouge
Use skew to roll bead
Use skew to make V-cut
Trim end with skew
This is a great exercise for honing your spindle skills, as well as creating both beautiful and functional pieces.