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FROM THE June 2009 ISSUE

How to make scale push brooms

RELATED TOPICS: SCALE
Tip: When I replaced one of our storm doors, the insulation that goes between the door and the frame was a little too long, and needed to be trimmed.

I noticed it had bristles that resembled a 1/25 scale push broom. The scrap piece was an inch long, or just about two feet in 1/25 scale; the correct length for a broom.

I superglued the bristle piece to a strip of plastic, drilled a hole in the plastic, and made a handle from a two-inch piece of 1/16" aluminum.

Now I have a push broom for the back of a pickup, tow truck, or diorama - and it looks much better than the blobs of plastic that come in some kits.

- Bob Nelson
Ishpeming, Michigan



Ken: Great tip, Bob. You're not only recycling, you're also upgrading your doors, keeping your house warmer, and stocking your hobby room with great- looking scale brooms.

That sounds like a winner to us. Thanks for sending it in.

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