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Make sure to check out my blog! This is a Maori hook I carved from cow bone. Carving bone is a pretty slow process...I carved this over the course o...
Drawing a Maori hook is INCREDIBLY difficult. I recommend Googling "Maori Hook" and tracing a design you like. Cut out the traced hook, and transfer ...
I did this with a band saw. You could use a jewelers saw, but this is faster. My blade is too wide to cut out the middle part, so I'll remove that wi...
Use a jewelers saw to cut out the inside bits that you can't reach with a band saw..
Used the saw to refine your cuts. Remove jagged bits and "dead end" cuts.
Use a 1.4'' drum sander to hog away extra bone. The idea is to hide the outline of the bone... make everything rounded and smooth. Even the back! Yo...
Use a small Dremel cone-shaped sander at HIGH SPEED to bevel and further refine the shape. Remove EVERY LAST tool mark!
The rest of the steps should be performed with hand tools. Specifically, files. Lots and lots of files...like, triangles files and chain saw files an...
Remove all file marks leftover from the previous step. This will take some time...when you're done, remove the sandpaper marks with some fine wet dry...
Use some pieces of a brown paper bag to polish the hook. This prepares the surface for the next step.
Use car wax with abrasives in it. Put the car wax on a soft felt pad and rub everything down. It'll look pretty bad until you wash it. After you was...
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