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    Small Parts Cleaning Brush

    Using old mascara brushes and discarded razor handles, I made these handy tools for the workshop. They are useful for cleaning the interior of small parts.

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    How do you clean the mascara from the brushes?


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    Thanks morsa! We've added your Small Parts Cleaning Brushes to our Cleaning category,
    as well as to your builder page: morsa's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Great point, sossol. I use these as well, had not thought of improving the handle.

    Neil, I just wash them in warm water with dawn dish detergent.

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    There exist tiny brushes made for cleaning between teeth - a substitute for dental floss. They have the advantage of not having to be cleaned prior to use in the shop. Chain drugstores have them or they're available from Amazon...

    https://www.amazon.com/Interdental-T...944992&sr=8-20

    For something a bit more durable, go to the sporting goods store and get some rifle bore brushes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mklotz View Post
    There exist tiny brushes made for cleaning between teeth - a substitute for dental floss. They have the advantage of not having to be cleaned prior to use in the shop. Chain drugstores have them or they're available from Amazon...

    https://www.amazon.com/Interdental-T...944992&sr=8-20

    For something a bit more durable, go to the sporting goods store and get some rifle bore brushes...

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    Conveniently I already have bore brushes. It never occurred to me that they could be used for cleaning something other than a gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sossol View Post
    How do you clean the mascara from the brushes?Neil
    run them through your eyebrows. LOLOn a serious side I really like this idea and immediately started thinking about bore brushes which could use nicely machined handles. This is certainly one of those ideas that falls into the category of "why didn't I think of that". Which is also why this web site is so great, hundreds of good ideas every week (even if you don't use them) keeps the mind primed when you need to solve a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizard69 View Post
    run them through your eyebrows. LOLOn a serious side I really like this idea and immediately started thinking about bore brushes which could use nicely machined handles. This is certainly one of those ideas that falls into the category of "why didn't I think of that". Which is also why this web site is so great, hundreds of good ideas every week (even if you don't use them) keeps the mind primed when you need to solve a problem.
    Don't overlook the shotgun swabs. I use them to clean Morse taper bores, e.g. tailstock) because they seem to have a magnetic attraction for swarf, much as Swiffer products do for dust, but I'm sure there are other cleaning applications that could benefit from their use.

    If you like ideas about repurposing stuff and simple improvements, you might want to take a look at my "one liners" post...

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    I would encourage others to collect their own ideas and inventions into a similar format post. Pictures are essential but only minimum verbiage is needed to convey such simple ideas.
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    I like this idea and will make some. But I have a stash of small brushes of varying sizes bought at Japanese stores. These stores always have assortment of brushes. Course all mine were bought in a dollar store kind of place though not a dollar store that carries all kinds of stuff. This store is at what I call japan town in San francisco. They have reasonable long twisted wire handles.

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    good idea!


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