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Brush of plastic bottles

Brush of plastic bottles

A household brush with a wooden handle and bristles made from plastic bottles. I will not say that the whole process is straightforward, simple, but not particularly complicated. So anyone can want to repeat it if they want. This is a normal brush, which you can clean the workplace after work.
To make one thing I needed about seven plastic bottles.


Brush of plastic bottles

The process of manufacturing brushes from plastic bottles

Cut off the bottles of the bottles. It will take only a straight cylindrical part of the bottle.

Brush of plastic bottles

We cut bottles into tapes in any way. I use this with a self-made device.

Brush of plastic bottles

A larger view. The main cutter is the blade from the clerical knife.

Brush of plastic bottles

The width of the tape as a result is of the order of two millimeters or a little thicker.

Brush of plastic bottles

Sliced ​​tapes of bottles, with fixed ends, so that they do not mix.

Brush of plastic bottles

Next, I need two more self-made devices. These are rollers for belt tensioning:

Brush of plastic bottles

And the frame for winding the tape:

Brush of plastic bottles

With these things you need to make a tight winding.
Rollers of tension are two wine corks twisted by screws to a bar.
In order not to hold or pull the tape with my hands, I use this device. And pull the tape with your hands, you know whether it’s fraught, you can easily be cut off.
We tighten the rollers into the vice and pass the tape through them.

Brush of plastic bottles

We prepare the rotational frame for the frame.

Brush of plastic bottles

Dress the frame.

Brush of plastic bottles

We begin the winding by fixing the first end of the tape.

Brush of plastic bottles

We make winding with medium effort.

Brush of plastic bottles

Brush of plastic bottles

All bottles are wound up.

Brush of plastic bottles

If now this tape unwind it again takes the form of curls. To prevent this from happening and the tape remains in the shape of the frame, heat treatment is necessary for it.
There are several ways to do this:

  • Immerse in boiling water.
  • Blow with hot air from the dryer.
  • Heat in the oven.


I will use an electric tan for grilling. I put the winding there.

Brush of plastic bottles

I spend thermostating for a few minutes so as not to melt the tape. Everything should be in moderation.

Brush of plastic bottles

We take out and cut exactly in the middle all the winding.

Brush of plastic bottles

The segments kept their winding shape on the frame – which is what we need.

Brush of plastic bottles

We collect all the segments.

Brush of plastic bottles

Now we prepare skeleton for a brush. We take two cheeks of the appropriate size.

Brush of plastic bottles

Sostrugaem little for evenness.

Brush of plastic bottles

Mark the holes in a staggered pattern for future bristles. Three rows of everything.

Brush of plastic bottles

Drill the holes. First a small diameter.

Brush of plastic bottles

Then big. Bad experience. Where without it.

Brush of plastic bottles

Once again, try:

Brush of plastic bottles

Like this:

Brush of plastic bottles

Brush of plastic bottles

We make longitudinal cuts with a hacksaw.

Brush of plastic bottles

Sandpaper we clean the groove.

Brush of plastic bottles

Brush of plastic bottles

To fix the bristle brushes, I will use the usual crockery skewers.

Brush of plastic bottles

We adjust grooves, ate skewers do not fit.

Brush of plastic bottles

We prepare brushes.

Brush of plastic bottles

Take the amount that is tightly inserted into the hole.

Brush of plastic bottles

We dial the series and push the skewer.

Brush of plastic bottles

Brush of plastic bottles

Stretch everything down to the stop, pre-greasing with glue on wood.

Brush of plastic bottles

Brush of plastic bottles

Brush of plastic bottles

All three rows of brushes are ready.

Brush of plastic bottles

Brush of plastic bottles

All is smeared with glue.

Brush of plastic bottles

We apply even more glue on the whole plane.

Brush of plastic bottles

Now glue with the brush handle. Clamp in the vise and leave to dry.

Brush of plastic bottles

The brush has got the habitual form.

Brush of plastic bottles

With the help of round files or other adaptation:

Brush of plastic bottles

Make smooth edges, for a smooth transition.

Brush of plastic bottles

Brush of plastic bottles

Grind and make the whole surface even.

Brush of plastic bottles

We drill a hole in the handle.

Brush of plastic bottles

We fix the bristles between the two bars.

Brush of plastic bottles

We cut the knife with a sharp knife by the level.

Brush of plastic bottles

Brush of plastic bottles

And now, a brush from plastic bottles is ready!

Brush of plastic bottles

Finished brush a soaked in boiled linseed oil.

Brush of plastic bottles

Brush of plastic bottles

Brush of plastic bottles

Brush of plastic bottles

Brush of plastic bottles

Watch the video

The brush in work perfectly copes with the duties.

Original article in Russian

Brush of plastic bottles


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