All afternoon fighting with a small carpenter's hand brush. I don't even remember when I bought it or how much it cost me, but I do remember that I had never been able to get a sad chip out of it.
The fact is that a few days ago I was recording and preparing an entry about chisel sharpening and incidentally I sharpened the blade of that small brush. After adjusting the blade as best I could think of, I tried it and it worked. Well, I took out shavings without getting stuck, saying that it worked is saying a lot, it didn't do wonders, the shavings were not as fine as I would like and also the surface of the wood was not very perfect there.
Even so, I was encouraged and bought a bigger brush (and cheap, very cheap).
What I tried this afternoon was to adjust the little brush to work better, which involved polishing the base of the carpenter's brush with the help of metal sandpaper. And with the help of files, rectify some areas to position the blade correctly (including modifying the edge angle). There came a time when it seemed that everything was going smoothly and suddenly something was annoyed.
A professional carpenter's brush is about a hundred-odd long, two hundred euros. A decent one about fifty euros. A shabby one will surely be found for twenty euros. Mine cost € 8,6 (fun or cheap as they say here in Galicia).
I'm going to prepare the entry on how to sharpen the chisels and I'll see what I do with the brushes. The big one I am thinking of leaving as an ornament, perhaps I will go for the companion that cost € 6,5.