2 piece wooden comb

By Delmo | Created June 20th, 2020 | Published June 20th, 2020 | Updated June 20th, 2020

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I asked my wife what I could make her that she needed, and she asked for a wooden comb. Well, sure, easy enough. So without much thought, I cut it out of a single piece of wood, and after it snapping teeth like toothpicks, I found out that grain direction matters! So I split the .svg into 2 parts (Thank you Sam, Beau, and Brock for the help). For the Teeth and the handle. Be sure to cut the tooth direction with the grain and the handle with the grain for strength. Hand sanding for final form.

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Hard woods. Maple and Walnut pictured.
Shaper Belt Sand 1" hand sanding strips wood glue Favorite finish- pictured is Boiled linseed oil, some I shellacked.
I cut the first ones from 3/4" stock, glued together, then sawed the width in half to make two, with a Japanese saw. 1/4" stock feels a little thin in the hand after sanding, so I recommend 3/8" +/- 1/16" final width, it gives a nice custom feel.

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