Thanks for your reply. Your problem is one ive never had to resolve.
So my thoughts were where would I start? One reason I suggested
boiling was im currently making braun, from half a pigs head to 2.5
pints (UK) water, to get the right level of gelatin from this for the
Now the Austrians make buttons from antler bone, the ones Ive
handled seem quite smooth and non sticky. There cut on a band saw
then barrelled with a grinding media to round the corners.
Moving on, Yes restoration is one of my pleasures, done it all my
life, 1st from necessity ie made up my 1st push bike to cars then
everything else! Piano’s? ive one here that is awaiting my time? when
I get round to it. Its a Broadwood box identified by Broadwood circa
1798. Solid mahogany outer and legs and pine innards. Bought it some
45 yrs ago cos I liked it. Will need restringing but the rest (the
action not the chassis!) I can do here.
Time is whats in short supply. If im lucky to have perhaps? another
5 working years, what do I do with this time? DOB 29.01. 1934.
It has to be with my minting work. Im 3/4trs of the way to
comissioning 2 sets of 3 sizes of dies of designs by the Danish
sculptor Thorwaldsen. He did them in Rome around 1830.I know they
will sell v/well at the events planned for 2016.
After that? ill take every day the good lord gives me.