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Here are the first four of the steam bent back scratchers ,handles are on and the teeth cut all ready to go and all spoken for .





The scratchers are simply cut and shaped and walnut and some Asian wood from the cut off bin for the handles with some bling added .
The addition of the handles with a bit of shaping and the leaving the shaft straight was the big hit ,they work much better .
I have the next batch in the steamer as there are more requests and they all will be different handles .
Hope you enjoy them because I have lots of fun making them .
Here is the bending video link

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These will cure any itchy back!!!
Jim
 

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Those look great! Good to see an experiment through to completion of a project!
 

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I've been waiting to see your finished back scratchers Kiefer. They all look top notch quality made! Your method of bending wood is a huge success! If I had to choose a favorite I would say picture #2. But I think they all look great!
Nice work Kiefer and thanks for sharing your ideas.
 

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Those all look fantastic to me Kiefer…makes me wish my back itched….
 

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I like it. Got to save this idea.
 

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Awesome scratchers. I like the way you make them, too!!
 

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Very cool design and idea
 

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They really turned out nice and I really enjoyed the video. Thanks for making it. Do you cut the teeth before or after you bend the wood?
 

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Klaus…...very Kool! How about instead of calling them teeth, call 'em fingers….better to scratch with.
 

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Those look great. Love the handles. Great job buddy
 

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Great looking and practical to boot-add in fun and you can't beat it.
 

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Those are great Klaus! Each one has it's own identity…..I gotta give this a try…...thanks for all the great info…......
 

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Grand slam on these! You really did a wonderful job with these and also the added "extras" that each one have too. Nice work!
 

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My back stopped itching just from looking at them. I really like the way you design each handle. They all have their own personality. You always seem to have an edge on building a unique style. Thanks for the video also, I may use it.
 

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Nice work on the scratchers!
 

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Your back scratchers look just great Klaus. This is one product just about everyone would like to have and since you have shown us how to make them I'm pretty sure there will be a lot of these emerging from LJ workshops all over the world. These should make wonderful gifts.
 

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NIce! I so need a back scratcher that I will need to add this to my to-do list. Thanks.
 

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Man are those nice. A woman at our Church asked me to make her 5 for Christmas gifts. I never thought about "steam bending". I cut the "hand" part on my band saw, drilled a 1/2 inch hole in the bottom and used a 1/2 inch dowel for the handle.. Your method looks to be much nicer and easier. Thanks for the idea on steambending.
 

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Thanks all
Looks like there is a lot of itchy backs out there and I can understand the need for these .
John I will call them fingers instead of teeth .
Paul the fingers have to be cut after the the steam bending .
The scratchers all have different handles as I try to make them a personal item for each recipient .
Thanks for all the responses I appreciate them a lot .

You all stay well and keep making gifts .

Klaus
 
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