With a slender pole as a handle, hickory shoots, or twisted fibre of

inner bark of slippery-elm, for twine, and a thick bunch of the top

branchlets of balsam, spruce, hemlock, or pine for the brush part, you

can make a broom by binding the heavy ends of the branches tight to an

encircling groove cut on the handle some three inches from the end. Cut

the bottom of the brush even and straight.