Drill Brush

Photo: Drill Brush 1
I am now using a “Drill Brush” to clean up my power carvings. To remove wood fuzz, etc. It is a good cheap alternative to a “3M Roloc Bristle Disc”. See above photo.

Photo: Drill Brush 2Google “Heavy Duty Stiff Bristle Drill Brush Power Scrubber

I got this idea while watching Andrew Daniels (FromASeed) on YouTube and Instagram. I noticed he uses a toilet brush to clean up after power carving. I am not ready to go there yet. Maybe I should try using the drill brush in my bathroom! 🙂

I looked around on Amazon and found the above Drill Brush. I have been using it for a few months. No problems. There are lots of look a likes on Amazon. I have ONLY tried the one shown here.

The bristles on this brush are pretty tough. Not to soft, not to hard. They do wear a bit when I use the brush. It leaves behind a fine red dust that I blow off with an air hose. The brush is tough. You can really scrub with it to clean up the surface. Like you can with a “3M Roloc Bristle Disc”. However, the bristles DO NOT contain an abrasive grit like a “3M Roloc Bristle Disc”.

Follow Up with Wheel Brush or Bristle Disk

Follow Up with Wheel Brush or Bristle DiskThe above brushes are a good cheap first step. They remove a lot of crap but not everything.

I follow up with a “Sanding Wheel Brush” on things with grooves. And/or a “3M Roloc Bristle Disc” on things with holes.

Sanding Cheat Sheet

Photo: Carl's Sanding Cheat Sheet

Check out my Sanding Cheat Sheet. It ties all of my sanding blog entries together. Wet Wood? Already Finished? Spindle Turning? Bowl or Hollow Form? Then use …