|Project by BTimmons||posted 01-27-2014 03:19 PM||1450 views||8 times favorited||14 comments|
This is my second try at a wooden comb, this time using cherry with walnut. The grain on cherry is tighter and its pores aren’t as big, which makes it better suited for running through hair compared to walnut, which I used on my first try.
This piece of cherry has a dark mineral streak discoloring one of the teeth. Didn’t know it was there until everything was cut. Guess I need to get more select material. The little dark dots you see in the cherry are from my needle file, when I slipped while filing between the teeth and ended up poking the wood. Oops. Despite the wood’s additional “character” and my little mistakes, I still like this one a lot better.
All it’s had in terms of finish is a good soak of boiled linseed oil. What I’d like to do in the near future is invest in a good buffing system to really shine it up.
I tried using a belt sander for shaping the curves, which kind of got away from me in a couple of spots. I’m thinking that a small roundover bit in a router table is the way to go in order to ensure consistency.
Just a little over five inches (~13 cm).
-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com