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Chez Larsson

New Broom

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I needed a new broom. The reason? I used the old one to hack away at a large chunk of snow and ice that hung perilously over the entrance door as it thawed. It broke.

 

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One of the reasons it broke was probably the fact that I hadn’t done a good enough job the last time around to attach the broom stick to the head. This time I made sure to get a good fit by sharpening the end of the stick further up…

 

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… and pre drilling all the way through the head and stick and then driving a 5 cm/2” screw right through the whole thing. Now it’s solid. Trust me.

 

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This time I wanted to do something different so instead of staining it I varnished. I used what I had around which might not be perfect for outdoor conditions but better than nothing.

 

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Just varnishing was a bit boring though so I used masking tape to add some random stripes along the stick and painted them white.

 

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Here’s my new broom all ready for some sweeping action at the front of the house.

 

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Kinda croquet-esque don’t you think?

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