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How To Make An Old-Fashioned Toothbrush From A Black Gum Twig

A black gum twig makes a great “old fashioned toothbrush” that was quite common among many of our grandparents or great-grandparents. “Hog-hair toothbrushes were available at a general store, but many people made their own out of twigs of birch, blackgum, sassafras, and willow. The twig was stripped of its bark and one end was …

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