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Project by kiefer posted 06-20-2014 09:25 PM 2832 views 13 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are the first four of the steam bent back scratchers ,handles are on and the teeth cut all ready to go and all spoken for .

The scratchers are simply cut and shaped and walnut and some Asian wood from the cut off bin for the handles with some bling added .
The addition of the handles with a bit of shaping and the leaving the shaft straight was the big hit ,they work much better .
I have the next batch in the steamer as there are more requests and they all will be different handles .
Hope you enjoy them because I have lots of fun making them .
Here is the bending video link

-- Kiefer

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Jim Rowe

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#1 posted 06-20-2014 09:32 PM

These will cure any itchy back!!!

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#2 posted 06-20-2014 09:36 PM

Those look great! Good to see an experiment through to completion of a project!

-- - Nathan H., Iowa

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#3 posted 06-20-2014 09:38 PM

I’ve been waiting to see your finished back scratchers Kiefer. They all look top notch quality made! Your method of bending wood is a huge success! If I had to choose a favorite I would say picture #2. But I think they all look great!
Nice work Kiefer and thanks for sharing your ideas.

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 06-20-2014 09:46 PM

Those all look fantastic to me Kiefer…makes me wish my back itched….

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#5 posted 06-20-2014 10:14 PM

I like it. Got to save this idea.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#6 posted 06-20-2014 10:35 PM

Awesome scratchers. I like the way you make them, too!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 06-20-2014 10:53 PM

Very cool design and idea

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#8 posted 06-20-2014 11:44 PM

They really turned out nice and I really enjoyed the video. Thanks for making it. Do you cut the teeth before or after you bend the wood?

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#9 posted 06-21-2014 12:02 AM

Klaus…...very Kool! How about instead of calling them teeth, call ‘em fingers….better to scratch with.

-- jbschutz

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#10 posted 06-21-2014 12:12 AM

Those look great. Love the handles. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#11 posted 06-21-2014 12:16 AM

Great looking and practical to boot—add in fun and you can’t beat it.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#12 posted 06-21-2014 12:50 AM

Those are great Klaus! Each one has it’s own identity…..I gotta give this a try…...thanks for all the great info…......

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#13 posted 06-21-2014 12:55 AM

Grand slam on these! You really did a wonderful job with these and also the added “extras” that each one have too. Nice work!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#14 posted 06-21-2014 03:29 AM

My back stopped itching just from looking at them. I really like the way you design each handle. They all have their own personality. You always seem to have an edge on building a unique style. Thanks for the video also, I may use it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#15 posted 06-21-2014 06:28 AM

Nice work on the scratchers!


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