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Scrimshaw, the etching or carving of bone, tooth , shell, or ivory (ivory may be illegal unless obtained before the laws were passed) Usually done by ...
You will need something to etch or carve. Usually, shell, bone, antler, or ivory. I have tried, bone ,antler, teeth, ivory, polymer (ivory simulation...
I made most of my Scrimshaw tools. Anything really sharp will do. An old record player needle, inserted in a wood scrap, is one of my faves. Old denta...
Get comfy, some good lighting is essential, relax, you can't rush this! Choose a subject. Sailing ship, whales, seashore scenes, lighthouses, dolphins...
You must blacken the Ivory to see what you have etched. Shoe polish or soot & oil mix, or crayon will work. Remember once you etch its not eraseable. ...
Get some pics of the subject you want to etch. The more the merrier. Remember you have to shrink it down to fit on your Ivory, shell, or bone. Steady ...
when you are pleased with your work, rub off the black. See if you need more lines or dots or ?. Re- blacken and add what you need. Then remove the bl...
This was a gift from my #1 son, nicely done!
This was also a gift (from Martha's Vineyard) to myself.
I sometimes skip the blackening part and sketch right on the piece itself.
I did this from a photo of my wifey's horse! It is on a slab of deer antler! Not too bad!
I would really love to win this contest (Epilog Challenge -Laser Cutter Prize), . Can you imagine the things I could make? Santa's sleigh will be over...
Please vote now, can you imagine the things I could make with the Laser Cutter? I will be so thankful, as will the gift recipients this year!
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