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All this Wood! Now What? - Kiln Drying Our Handles

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All this Wood! Now What? - Kiln Drying Our Handles

By foraging our broomsticks, we get the opportunity to chose the handles that we feel have the most character! Today we are going to share with you the method we use to dry the wood for our broom handles.

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Broom Making Starts Here - Harvesting Our Broomsticks

Broom Making Starts Here - Harvesting Our Broomsticks

Seth Harman Co-owner and broom maker at Backwoods Broom Company    As we start the new season and it is beginning to warm, now is the perfect time for us to harvest our supply of broomsticks for our handmade brooms. We harvest our broomsticks in the woodlands of the pacific northwest, and then we stack and kiln dry them to be used for future wood carvings and  handmade broom handles!    This is rough terrain! This area consists mostly of red alder that is referred to as "deer brush" because the deer love this area and the dense cover that it provides. We will be moving...

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