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Forum topic by CV3 posted 11-27-2021 04:13 PM 419 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-27-2021 04:13 PM

I am a wood carver and most of what I carve is small and has some detail in it. When sanding or power carving the dust that accumulates in the detail I’ve have done or just clings to the work need to come off as I go. I have used all kinds of brushes, and most were ok. But a few years ago, I was at a the 5 & Dime. And yes, we still have a 5 & Dime for those of you old enough to remember the term. For those who do not know the term it was an early Dollar store. I saw and got a small shoe brush. It has been the best brush I have use for cleaning of carvings with that find dust. The soft bristle gets deep into the detail and will not hurt the work. For cleaning up tags and small pieces the require a stiffer bristle I use a denture brush. Its two sets of bristles, one pointed and one flat, are nice and do not hurt the work.

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#1 posted 11-27-2021 07:02 PM

Interesting. I think i have one of those shoe shine brushes. I think its real horse hair but not sure

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#2 posted 11-28-2021 11:46 AM

I have one as well and I might try it…it may be contaminated with shoe polish as well. Yes, I remember the 5 and dime, but you have to be pretty old to admit that. ;)

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#3 posted 11-28-2021 01:23 PM

Yes, I use these brushes.

I might also suggest a barber’s horsehair brush. Here is the one I use and I absolutely love love love it.

Fendrihan Beechwood Neck Duster with Pure Horsehair Length: 5.3” x 3.8” (Made in Germany): on Amazon

Not currently available (it is popular), but I am sure any neck duster will do.

-- Devin, SF, CA

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