A few days ago I saw this post over on GOOD about Knowhow Shop LA (written by Carren Jao, who will soon be contributing to TFIB) and the image of the GIANT comb totally got me excited. The Knowhow Shop is a co-op space where you can learn to build things, paying only for the time you’re there. The comb was created for the city of Roanoke as a piece of public art, and I think it looks fantastic. The comb weights over 400 pounds, and “is handcrafted out of Mangaris using full mortise and tenon construction, while the hair is made from powder coated steel.” The details in this are amazing, the subtle rounding of the corners, and I love the idea of one big, wiry hair weaving through the teeth. The shop is right around the corner from me in Highland Park, I think I’m going to have to take a trip out there and try and build my own 400 pound comb.