Mop handle with a twist

Posted By on March 20, 2010

I have long been fed up with these broom stem breakages , so I decided to make one unbreakable mop stick by myself.
I have a lot of wood and veneer scraps, so I picked some:
wood scraps

When I made the gluing , I thought that I shall give it a little twist:
blank of mop handle

After that I used several different hand and power tools to get the billet rounded.
And then a lot of sanding on lathe:
sanding on lathe

And finally here it is, a really strong mop handle with a twist :
mop stick
mop stick detail

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