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Project by Jacob posted 269 days ago 1133 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got sick of trying to untangle my beard this morning, went out to the shop and made this.

It really works much better than I expected!
As a scrap wood project I may have to look at making a few more for the next craft sale. I have lots of lamination scraps to try out too.

-- https://www.facebook.com/knottydawgwoodwork





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christopheralan

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#1 posted 269 days ago

Awesomeness. Love it!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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stefang

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#2 posted 269 days ago

Nice Jacob. Wooden combs are very salable. The main reason for that is they do not create static electrify. A great selling point, especially to women. I think with the right presentation these could become best sellers for you, especially if you had a selection of different styles.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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SlaterNation

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#3 posted 269 days ago

Very nice work! I have made a few attempts at making combs but I’ve never been satisfied with my results. May I ask how you were able to shape the teeth so well? My best approach was cutting them out with a bandsaw but I could never seem to get them sanded down as smooth or shaped as uniformly as you have here. Have any tips you can share? Thanks!

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Jacob

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#4 posted 269 days ago

Thanks!

For the teeth:
I did not pay attention to my angles though I guess 2 degrees maybe. Teeth spaced 3/8 apart I drew out 1/2 and didn’t like the gaps.
I cut them on the band saw, I still had a re-saw blade on so the cuts were not as clean as I liked.
Before I tapered the the faces down on the belt sander I used a file to try and smooth out between the teeth and took out most of the ridges from the saw.
After tapering the faces I used a 120grit sanding belt I had with the comb in the vice and this worked great for the teeth. The belt was nice because its sturdy enough to handle the abuse and maintain the curves. I just looped my fingers in each end worked the inside faces of the teeth.
After they were shaped up I just finished with 200 and 400 strips.

Freehand cut the handle shape so its a little off. Put the depressions in with a RO sander.

Finished with a homemade beeswax/oil that I had for cutting boards so it was a little thick, I ran a hairdryer over it to help it along.

-- https://www.facebook.com/knottydawgwoodwork

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Gary

6051 posts in 1931 days


#5 posted 269 days ago

You should send one of these to the Duck Commander. Maybe you could get a little ad in on their show. Really neat idea.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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clieb91

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#6 posted 269 days ago

Nice looking and very useful project. Let me know if you start selling them. Betting it would work better then that plastic one I keep using.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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gepatino

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#7 posted 268 days ago

I’ve made some wooden combs, and for the finish I’ve read that many people uses extra virgin olive oil.
It gives a nice finish, a nice smell, and can be refinished by the owner easily using kitchen stuff.

-- http://about.me/gepatino

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 265 days ago

Good looking comb! Like it and love the walnut. This will be a hit, make more. Great job!

—www.sawblade.com

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