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Steampunk Comb by Fandragon Steampunk Comb by Fandragon
I've been trying my hand with wood combs, and it turns out they're even harder to make than I thought. You can rough the tines out with a bandsaw, but even a small difference in thickness is REALLY obvious. Then you have to be really careful when trying to shape the tines straighter with a Dremel (cut too deep and oops, you've cut completely through and made your comb snaggletoothed) and sanding everything smooth so you don't get a random splinter stuck in your hair is a GREAT BIG PAIN. So kudos to the deviantartists who make combs AND make them look like it's so easy to do. 

The base of this comb is leopard wood, which I think works well for combs since it's a very dense wood with a lovely grain, especially on the edges. The inlaid gears are from a grandfather clock mechanism (if you're lucky you can find a stand at the Raleigh Flea Market where they'll have piles of junked ones for sale).

This is one of the items I'm selling at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con Art Show. The show has been moved to the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel - just across the street from the convention - which means for the first time you don't need a ticket to the convention in order to see the art (and buy things!)
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