View Full Version : Hand Card substitute?

03-21-2007, 12:28 PM
Does anyone use something other than actual hand cards? To me, they look an awful lot like a dog or horse brush. At the time, I'm not really willing to pay $60 for a pair..do you think, just for my beginners experiments, I could just pick up a couple dog brushes?

03-21-2007, 12:36 PM
Yep.. you could use a pair of slicker brushes to start out with. They're a lot smaller than hand cards, but it'll do in a pinch.

03-21-2007, 02:23 PM
Hand cards are usually much larger than a dog brush, a horse brush I'm not sure of.

03-22-2007, 04:23 PM
You could use dog brushes, or make your own handcarders by buying the carding cloth like what is used for drum and hand cards- I believe it is sold by the inch. You could then staple gun or otherwise attach it to your own wood peices to get just the size you want- just make sure it is sturdy!

03-23-2007, 08:36 PM
That's true.. you could buy carding cloth. My dad bought some when he made my drum carder... but he said it's pretty expensive. You might be able to buy a pair of studend hand cards for the price of the carding cloth. :shrug: