Bristles

Description

The stiff hairs or feathers known as bristles, the types of bristles made from the different materials such as animal hairs, plants or synthetics, and their use on brooms or brushes.

Alternative labels

hairs
brushes
bristle
feathers

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

occupation-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Bristles is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Brush maker: Brush makers insert different types of material such as horsehair, vegetable fiber, nylon, and hog bristle into metal tubes called ferrules. They insert a wooden or aluminium plug into the bristles to form the brush head and attach the handle to the other side of the ferrule. They immerse the brush head in a protective substance to maintain their shape, finish and inspect the final product.

Optional knowledge

Bristles is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

 


 

References

  1. Bristles – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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