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isetegija 04-16-2010 02:09 PM

My mop handles
I have long been fed up with these broom stem breakages , so I decided to make two unbreakable mop sticks by myself.
My colleagues could not understand why I do it, they said, “Go into a shop and buy one”.
But I am woodworker and I’d like to make things by myself.
If You interested how the “impossible” dovetail at the top are made , then more pictures from making process can be seen on my blog: WoodWorker blog

G Fresh 04-16-2010 02:46 PM

Very nice, there may possibly be a market for those... a lot better than store purchased ones.

isetegija 04-16-2010 02:49 PM

I also think that they fit very well on wooden yachts, for example.

JohnK007 04-17-2010 02:22 PM

Very nice job!! That is one nice looking mop handle. Makes me want to swab the deck....:laughing: Now that you have the mop, you need to build the yacht. How did you cut the tapered threads?

TexasTimbers 04-17-2010 04:17 PM

I like it. Nice job on the "skewed" dovetails. Never seen that before very nice. :thumbup1:

GeorgeC 04-17-2010 06:42 PM

Are you really going to use that beautiful mop handle? Too pretry to mess up.

On the other hand have you really had a mop or broom handle break?


isetegija 04-19-2010 01:09 PM

GeorgeC , You are not the first who asks it.
Yes, I've ruined several of them and I know its my fault, because I bought the cheapest ones.
Are those new ones to be used or not is not my decision , my wife will decided.

ACP 04-20-2010 01:45 AM

Your handles look great! Why not combine form and function? It's nice to have something that lasts. I just broke two rakes in the last two days just working some dirt!

Nate1778 04-20-2010 12:35 PM

I have loved that dovetail since I saw it on the Woodwrights shop. Very nicely done............

Itchy Brother 04-20-2010 03:24 PM

Nice job!Could almost use it for a pool stick,Itchy

wooddude9 04-20-2010 10:29 PM

Eight ball corner pocket and loser mops up the beer

Colt W. Knight 04-23-2010 11:45 PM


I saw Roy Underhill do a show on those impossible dove tails and other tricks. Very impressive.

jlhaslip 04-24-2010 01:16 AM

how did you get the end threaded to accept the head?

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