since long I didn't contribute at this place but as Edward asked me to give some advice on how to (more or less) easily take apart a mop head.... here we go!
Currently in Florida I had the chance to get hold of some of the discussed mop heads, in this case the Rubbermaid Rayon mop head.
I first tried to remove the stitching by using scissors but this really resulted in a hassle! I then thought over a better way and tried a little side cutter I had brought which worked much easier and faster. With such a side cutter or similar tool deconstruction should be possible in less than an hour (just a feeing - I didn't measure the time).
See following pictures and explanation:
The mop head, part of it is already deconstructed (right side)
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Just to provide some ideas on different wand material, sticks/poles and ways to attach your strings see following photos:
Most of the wands are made of woven cotton cord with a polyester multifilament core:
no.. is 3mm, no.2. is 2mm, no.3 are 5mm tri-strings. no.4 are garlands made of the 5mm cord.
no.5 and 6 are tri-strings made of cotton/tencel (67/33%)medical tube (used to cover injuries) with a width of 1.5cm. With no. 5 I tried a double tube (pulled through itself) but it resulted way too heavy when full of bubble juice and not very willing to release the juice at a sufficient speed. The "eyes" in the wands for attaching them to the sticks are simply made using small cable ties. If used with the bamboo sticks below, the "eye" should be s…
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