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Offline hushnel

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Saw Palmetto barbecue brush
« on: February 11, 2016, 05:30:50 PM »
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Re: Saw Palmetto barbecue brush
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2016, 05:46:15 PM »
Interesting.  Are you creating that edge or is that trimmed down from a longer group of fibers?
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Re: Saw Palmetto barbecue brush
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2016, 08:07:12 PM »
While the saw palmetto is still fresh, and soaked to prevent drying out, the fibers can be separated from the pulp with a nail board. Once dried out the pulp becomes like wood and the fibers become like wood grain.

Back in the latter part of the 19th century and in to the 20th these fibers were processed in places like Cedar Key Florida and shipped worldwide for use in brushes.

The saw palmetto stock



The nail board I made next to a small Flower Frog and brushes I completed.


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Re: Saw Palmetto barbecue brush
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2016, 08:26:26 PM »
Thanks, that is very interesting.
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Re: Saw Palmetto barbecue brush
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2016, 03:15:33 AM »
I've got to come up and learn that.
At least it's not a femur through the pelvis.

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Re: Saw Palmetto barbecue brush
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2016, 04:13:24 AM »
I've got to come up and learn that.

Max, I assure you it is incredibly addictive lol. I made 5 while at Mikes house. Those pictures gave me a great idea to make a boot brush!
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Re: Saw Palmetto barbecue brush
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2016, 04:42:32 AM »
I've been searching for the perfect cast iron cleaner.  I'm betting the palm brush is it.
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Re: Saw Palmetto barbecue brush
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2016, 05:00:54 AM »
We have a lot of Palmetto growing wild in the swampy areas around Houston.  I wonder if it is the  right kind?
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Re: Saw Palmetto barbecue brush
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2016, 06:52:10 AM »
"Q" find out exactly what palmetto is growing in your area.

Tony these are sold at the rendezvous, the old guy next to Glens camp has been making them for years. They work well on cast iron cookware.

For the most aggressive cleaning I've been making and using the copper link chainmaille.


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Re: Saw Palmetto barbecue brush
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2016, 08:52:04 AM »
Oh man!  I forgot you gifted me one of those.  I hung it in the kitchen.  I've got 2 DO's and a skillet I'm going to work on this weekend. Excellent!
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