|Project by Scott||posted 05-02-2016 08:50 PM||1017 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
I made this hair comb using tigerwood and hard maple. It is 2 1/4×8 1/4, and it varies in thickness from 7/16 to 3/4. To make the curve in the handle a five gallon bucket was put to good use, which makes a smooth curve and keeps it square too. In order to add strength, there is a 1/8 inch square tenon on the curve, which was challenging to do with a chisel. Needless to say there were many iterations of trimming and fitting. I used a pull saw to cut the comb teeth, and a rasp to recess the valley between the teeth. Then rasps were used to do the final shaping. It is finished with BLO.
-- Scott in North Carolina