|Project by Lee Barker||posted 12-19-2012 04:37 PM||1114 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
This little gizmo was for sale one year in the commercial exhibits section of the county fair. I recognized the metal part. I didn’t care much for the plastic handle or the $20 plus price tag (though I am certain it was a “special fair price”).
“I can do that,” I said, and I did, and you can too. The metal part is the comb, the fixed bottom plate of electric hair clippers, which I see frequently at thrift stores for a few bucks. I have made several of these for family members.
I cut the angled kerf in the wood when it is wide, then rip several handles to width and shape them. I cut the kerf to be snug for the comb and then glue it in with CA glue or epoxy. A little sanding, a little rounding over, a little rattle can lacquer and you’re done.
The tool does a great job of pulling out the downy undercoat that some dogs sport. I’d like to know which breeds these might be. Our pound hound, mostly terrier, loved it. And wads of the stuff came out, particularly when she was molting.
-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"