Ken- I have made my share of items out of teeth and tusks over the
Back in the old days guys would bring in the teeth from Elks they
shot for us to make earrings out of for their wives. Well hell! You
can’t luuuuv a woman more than that now can ya? As the shop apprentice
it was my job to clean the dead flesh and blood from the teeth and
then grind and shape the tops so that they could fit into a gold cap.
Peeeeeyeeewww!!! Trust me it’s gonna smell really bad. I just used
a normal jewelers saw and grinders, mizzy wheels, files and
sandpaper. I’d get it down to about a 2/0 emery and then polish with
crystal polish or Zam.
I would not use oil as a lubricant. I may stain the material. Just
use water if you need to.
They usually ended up looking like white turds set in gold. I sure
hope yours looks better.
Have fun and make lots of jewelry.