was: Preparation of cow bone for carving
Excuse me whilst I hijack the cow bone thread
Speaking of substitutes for ivory… does anyone have a good
So far I have :-
- Plastic: Eww.
- Tagua nuts: They are small, really hard, and a nightmare to slice.
- Cow bone: Suggested above, didn’t think of using it.
- Old pianos: Very thin pieces.
- Sanctioned ivory: We really can’t get this in Australia.
- Mammoth ivory: Really expensive, and a funny colour.
- Walrus tusk: Bought from legitimate sources
- Walrus penis bone: Not a chance me touching that.
- Micarta: Resin and paper.
- Fimo, manufactured in a spaghetti press
(there’s a bit more to it)
and the last one I’ve investigated didn’t work for me.
- Boiling potato in sulphuric acid: I was assured that this would
work, although was lacking, and I was left with
sulphuric acid and potato soup.
Does anyone know how to make the ivory substitute from potatoes, or
can suggest another alternative?
Regards Charles A.