Hair Comb Out of 100 Year Old Purple Heart Wood




Introduction: Hair Comb Out of 100 Year Old Purple Heart Wood

I made this hair comb out of 100+ year old Purple heart wood.
Check out my YT channel


Step 1: Preparing

Processing the wood to rough size

Step 2: Drawing the Design

The stencil is copied by using transferring paper (Indigo)

Step 3: Cutting the Teeth

Cutting teeth with jigsaw and tapering them with a file

Step 4: Carving

Carving with "V" chisel and Rotary tool

Step 5: Cutting to Size

Cutting to size with the coping saw and truing the edges with a belt sander

Step 6: Making Pins

Using brass for decoration pins and pinning them with a hammer

Step 7: Charring With a Candle

Charring to give carve more depth

Step 8: Finish

An epic hair comb that will last you until Ragnarök



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11 Discussions

Wow!!! I cannot believe you made this. The carvings on it remind me of
leather tooling. I really hope you keep making videos and Instructables.
I just followed you on YT. If you keep creating like this, you will
have a huge following on there and here. I hope you share your
techniques - broken down - in depth...if possible. :) I am so fascinated
that you made this. If someone made something like this for me - I
would keep it for life and take such good care of it. How long did it
take to make? Did you give it someone? :) Thanks for this amazing

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I have never got so nice comment, so thank you for the kind words and thank you for subscription on YT and Vote :3.

I am so into Celtic, Viking and Medieval (It's kind of connected, but ok) so i will definitely keep making YT videos and Instructables. It took me approximately around 12 hours to make this (3 days) I made it for myself, because now I have long hair (undercut) I am glad that you like it so much. I have my sketch of it so maybe you can make one for yourself :3

Cheers from Croatia <3 <3


also, thank you for this sketch - I didn't see this earlier!!!

Thank you for such a nice reply! I'm even more amazed it took 12 hours to make it. I'm sure video editing takes a long time too! I know it does for me! I think it's great you made it for yourself! It's incredible!!! Can't wait to see what you make next. Do you do other stuff with wood, I mean, building things? I made a dresser months first big woodworking project (it's posted on instructables) I am addicted! I want to keep learning..and learn some of your techniques! So, thank you!!!

For me video editing also takes a bit too long because I am still learning how to use it hahahah.

I am in love with woodworking I made hand cut dovetails on tool cabinet and tenon and mortises on bunk bed, and I have seen your dresser It looks very modern and simple and nice choice of wood stain (same as tool cabinet I made) and wooow I am flattered that someone wants to learn from me... you definitely made my day :D <3


Some things I made ( The hammer is on my brother YT channel "Andrea Arzensek" )


First, WOW again for the other images you uploaded. So amazing. I watched your other YT videos and they were awesome as well. I especially loved the necklace one..and the music playing is soooo nice. So, you said you LOVE woodworking too much. I've done projects involving wood, that I like, but making the dresser changed everything. At first, after making it, I didn't think it was good enough, only saw the flaws etc. NOW, I LOVE it so much..I want to make another one for me...and more and more stuff. It's hard because the video editing is so seem to be good at it already. :) So glad i Made your day on here! I am really into leather tooling, and have never seen anyone carve into wood like similar to the tooling I have done. I definitely want to learn more! I Hope you keep posting!

Did you sand a bit after charring so that the deeper parts are darker? Or do those parts just char more easily?

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I am going to explain to you whole process: I charred the whole carve and then I wiped off the high spots with a cloth with linseed oil so the parts that are carved will stay darker so it gives it more 3D look, thank you for your comment, and I will do more projects in future on my YouTube

Thank you very much for your comment and vote, I really appreciate it :)