Solid Hickory folding beard/mustache comb

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Project by KnotCurser posted 02-23-2015 01:04 AM 3196 views 11 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A good friend of mine asked if I could make him a “simple” folding comb now that he’s growing his beard again after getting out of the Army recently.

I thought about trying one of these in the past, and I just finished up a HUGE project so I jumped at the opportunity for a smaller challenge.

The comb part was done with my laser cutter and the rest on my scrollsaw and belt sander.

Pic six shows how the thing was built and stacked together.

All pieces are solid Hickory, planed down to about 1/8” thick. The tines are incredibly strong – surprisingly so!

Hand sanded up to 400 grit and then I rubbed in some “Manly” soap (Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA Soap given to me recently) for lubrication and shine. Smells great! :-)

Overall, the piece is about five inches long by an inch wide – it works splendidly!

The graphic on the outside of the case was chosen by my friend – my brand was etched on the comb’s handle.



-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#1 posted 02-23-2015 03:17 AM

Very nice. It looks great and I love the part about the “Manly” soap.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#2 posted 02-23-2015 09:27 AM

Very elegant and very “Manly”!

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

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#3 posted 02-23-2015 11:10 AM


-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#4 posted 02-23-2015 02:26 PM

A switchblade for gettin purdee quick… lol. This is cool bob. :) I would need a much bigger one, like a yard rake or something….hahaha.. As far as the soap, I thought sawdust was the new cologne!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 02-24-2015 12:30 AM

I may have to grow a beard looking at this nice grooming tool may be the inspiration .


-- Kiefer

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