Making a Mini Brass Scratch Brush

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Build a mini brass scratch brush for small-scale cleanups

By Helen I. Driggs

Sometimes, a commercial brass scratch brush is just too big, too clunky, or too work-hardened from repeated use to do an effective cleanup, especially in tiny spaces. When I noticed my old brass brush wasn’t getting my metal as clean as I had hoped, I set out to solve the problem of creating a smaller and better one to get the job done. All it takes to make one is some brass wire, pliers, and patience.