From Tree Bark to Comb

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I found this tree bark from scraps. Normally, this kind of material will be thrown away. This time I gonna use it to make something cool.

tool: bench planer

chisels

Japanese pull saw

coping saw

sandpaper (120/ 240/ 320)

Step 1: Clean the Surface

I first cleaned the surface of the tree bark with a bench plane.

I noticed there is a small knot which is hard to remove. So I used a chisel.

Step 2: Cut the Shape

Then I draw the shape of the comb on the bark with a white pencil. I cut the shape with a pull saw and a coping saw.

Step 3: Cut the Teeth

I used the same tools to cut the teeth of the comb.

Step 4: Shape the Teeth

It seems that the teeth are still too thick for a wood comb. So I used a chisel to reshape them.

After that, I used sandpaper to smooth the teeth as well as shape the teeth.

Step 5: Finishing!

Finally, I applied some wax to the comb to finish it.

The job is done!

Thanks for watching and have a nice day.

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    seamster

    3 days ago

    This is gorgeous! It does not appear to be bark though - it appears to be a slice of the outermost section of the wood (the "sapwood"). In several steps you can see the woodgrain, and in the main photo of step 4 you can see the growth rings. Regardless, this is awesome and something I'd like to make. Thank you!

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    Brokk Hrafnsson

    17 days ago

    I have no idea what wood you used, but that came out amazing. And from tree bark? You, my good sir, have talent.

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    Jake_Makes

    17 days ago

    That takes some serious woodworking skills. Super job

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    r-philp

    Question 18 days ago on Step 5

    What kind of tree bark are you using? Most bark I'm familiar with is too soft for this kind of work.

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    Alpaca Studior-philp

    Reply 18 days ago

    Not 100% sure. But the guy above you said it's Red sandalwood. Guess he's right.

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    This is really cool. Could you share some more details about each step of the process. A little descriptive text would really help others users to replciate it.

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