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1. Original – Blunt straw burnisher, for flat surfaces

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These fine furniture finishing tools, described in Roubo’s “L’Art du Menuisier,are made from the blunt end of broomcorn hurl, tightly wound with #24 twisted nylon twine.  The comfortable handle is of split & woven broomcorn stems.

Slight variation in dimensions & proportions should be expected; they’re completely handmade. Overall length runs around 4 1/2″ to 4 3/4″.  The broomcorn extends below the windings about 1/4″ to 3/8″. Girth may vary somewhat, also.

We offer multiple colors for quick and easy tool identification in the workshop. The blunt burnishers come in Red and Black.  If you have a color preference, please specify it in the “instructions to shipper” section of the checkout process.  Requests for colors other than red and black can often be accomodated; however a delay in shipping may ensue.

If you have very large or very small hands and would prefer a shorter, narrower, wider or longer tool, we’ll give you the one from stock that matches your request most closely. Just let us know if you have a size preference in the “instructions to shipper” section.

To order a single BLUNT STRAW burnisher @ $15.00,

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*note: if your total order contains more than one burnisher, use the “multiple” option below to take advantage of the volume price, even if you’re only ordering one of THIS type.

 

To order multiple BLUNT STRAW burnishers, or a blunt straw burnisher to go along with mixed multiples, @ $12.50 ea.,

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(For orders of multiples, you must change the quantity in the cart from the default of “1″ to the number of burnishers you desire.)

 

A flat shipping charge of $6.50 applies to burnisher orders, regardless of quantity.  Adding any other non-burnisher items to your order will result in a small ($1-2) increase in the shipping cost.

 

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2. New! Light straw burnisher, for carved or textured surfaces

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The light straw burnisher is made from the finer end of the broomcorn fiber.  The fibers are thinner, more flexible and have more space between them.  Overall length is similar to the blunt burnisher.  Length of straw extending below the wrapping should run slightly longer to take advantage of the increased flexibility of the bristles. Girth is slightly less than the blunt straw burnisher, since these fibers are a little more compressible during the wrapping process.

We offer multiple colors for quick and easy tool identification in the workshop. The light straw burnishers come in Green and Tan/Natural.  If you have a color preference, please specify it in the “instructions to shipper” section of the checkout process.  Requests for colors other than red and black can often be accomodated; however a delay in shipping may ensue.

To order a single LIGHT STRAW burnisher @ $15.00,

click:  

*note: if your total order contains more than one burnisher, use the “multiple” option below to take advantage of the volume price, even if you’re only ordering one of THIS type.

 

To order multiple LIGHT STRAW burnishers, or a blunt straw burnisher to go along with mixed multiples, @ $12.50 ea.,

click:  

(For orders of multiples, you must change the quantity in the cart from the default of “1″ to the number of burnishers you desire.)

 

A flat shipping charge of $6.50 applies to burnisher orders, regardless of quantity.  Adding any other non-burnisher items to your order will result in a small ($1-2) increase in the shipping cost.

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All feedback or suggestions for improvement are welcome! Product design/construction, shipping, whatever.

(Dan at thebroombrothers dot com)

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