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Make Yourself a Nice Polissoir


Reader Greg Merritt of Parkersburg, W. Va., drew up plans for making a nice-looking polissoir using broom corn and tarred nylon. The polissoir features two knots – a constrictor knot and a decorative Turk’s head knot, which are both easy to make.

Merritt drew up complete instructions for making the polissoir and provided a nice pdf that you can download and print out:


So if you cannot afford one of the nice polissoirs from Don’s Barn, and the Redneck Polissoir is just too gauche, give this one a try. I’m eying an old broom in the corner of our kitchen right now….

— Christopher Schwarz

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