Wooden Combs / 2020
In August 2020 I started making wooden combs. I designed three types of combs with various teeth spacing to suit different hair type and thickness. Like in many of my woodworking projects, I used offcuts of timber which would usually be deemed as firewood. I enjoy rescuing small and oddly shaped pieces of timber and transforming them into objects that are beautiful and functional. Each comb is made up of two small pieces of timber that are hand planed and once the lap joint is completed, the combs are hand shaped and refined using power carving tools. All four sides and edges taper by a gentle curve making them feel light and comfortable to hold. Other considerations to help with the combs’ longevity included the grain direction, waterproof glue, and a non-toxic and natural finish.
I sell the combs online and took the opportunity to develop my branding further.
In 2020, ‘Wooden Combs’ was entered in the Wood Maker of Year Awards Competition in the ‘Art & Accessories’ category and it received the People’s Choice Winner Award.