So many things on the to-do list but I know I want to forge a fireplace set for someone building a new home. I also know that I don't want to make a traditional fireplace broom. The one's I've seen look sorta just 'stuck on there'. So I've decided to make my own hearth brooms ... at least for this project... and have begun learning how to make broom and work my way up to a broom with a forged handle.
The first of these is the Turkey Tail broom; the blue broom is the first try and easy probably the most straightforward. The Turkey Tail style is named for the brooms made from a bundle of turkey feathers. I messed up, but it still came out okay.
The second broom (green) is a Hawks Tail and is the style I'll likely use in the future. It is a bit like two Turkey Tail brooms side by side. There is a bit more that will be added to the top of the Hawks Tail broom.
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