Brush up! Workshop tips

Date:25 October 2013 Tags:,

I keep a supply of used toothbrushes in my workshop, where they come in handy for a number of tasks. For example, when a sanding belt is clogged, I hold a toothbrush handle against it to remove the sawdust; the bristles are great for getting glue into hard-to-reach surfaces in mortices and split timber; they serve as disposable paint brushes for those small touch-ups in areas that don’t justify cleaning a brush.

Colin Clarke