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mrmfwilson
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Beard Comb

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I made 32 of these for the Bearded Savant here in Austin. I made two versions. A Texas Redbud handle with a spalted Pecan comb and another with spalted Pecan handle and a Ipe comb. Fun project. I started with a picture of a comb that they were having made by hand. I used the picture to scale the comb and trace the outline. I used the molding tool path for the rounding of the handle and the fluting tool path for the comb angle and cutting the tines. The logo is cut with a 1/32” ball nose. It is a four step process. First I cut the comb insert blanks. Then I cut the comb insert hole out of the blanks I will use to cut the final combs from. I then glue the insert into the blanks. Then I am ready to put the blanks on the CNC and cut out both sides. That may be five steps. They love them!!
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Nice work !
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They look great! Just curious, do you do the comb "teeth" as a separate insert to get the grain direction running along the teeth and opposite to the grain direction of the comb "handle"?

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wilkigr wrote:
Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:01 pm
They look great! Just curious, do you do the comb "teeth" as a separate insert to get the grain direction running along the teeth and opposite to the grain direction of the comb "handle"?
Yes that is correct. The teeth are stronger when cut with the grain. I can also use smaller pieces, width wise, of wood by making them this way.
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