|Project by BTimmons||posted 01-13-2014 09:11 PM||2415 views||11 times favorited||13 comments|
Thought it might be fun to try one of these. After doing a little research, it turns out there are all sorts of benefits to wooden combs over plastic. Not the least of which is the complete lack of static. It’s also more gentle on your scalp. And the wood fibers help to spread natural oils from root to tip. Pretty neat.
I wasn’t following any plans and I was designing on the fly, so I had to figure out each process as I went. Not counting drying time for glue, this took me a couple of hours to do. But if I really get set up the way I want, I can knock these out in batches and spend much less time for each one.
The grain of the walnut and mahogany run perpendicular to each other, and make for a very strong little piece. The walnut dowels go completely through each end. The individual comb teeth are surprisingly strong, and nothing short of very deliberate abuse will break them.
Just a little over five inches (~13 cm). I built it by eye, not really trying to fit any exact measurement.
-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com