Carving bone is a cheap fun hobby that takes up a lot of time. After just a few days you may be able to make something impressive. But as I understand it takes many years to master.
Step 1: Tools and Materials You Will Need
A RESPIRATOR, BONE DUST... OR ANY FINE DUST FOR THAT MATTER IS VERY BAD FOR YOUR LUNGS ABSOLUTELY DO NOT START THIS PROJECT UNLESS YOU HAVE A WAY TO KEEP YOURSELF AWAY FROM THE DUST.
(YOU WILL ALSO NEED A STRONG STOMACH IF YOU USE A CARBON FILTER RESPIRATOR. BONE CAN MAKE VERY DISGUSTING SMELLS)
And a dremel with a diamond bit, a drill bit, and sanding bits with sand paper .
To make better designs you will also need:
Sand paper 300, (600, 1000 are optional. I don't have any and will explain what to do if you don't have any either)
A jewelers saw with the coarsest blade you can find
1 needle files (The one is the coarseness of the file)
a tooth brush
and a Linen towel
Step 2: Find insperation
Then I enter GIMP and draw my design and print it out. (If like 15 people request it I will make a GIMP tutorial on how to make templates.)
Then I get ready to carve
I recommend that beginners start off making harpoon tips to get used to the material and tools they are using.
Step 4: Start Making Your "Blank"
2. Cut out your pater roughly using the jewelery saw leaving about 3/4 a centimeter around your pattern.
3. Round off the edges of the blank carefully with the dremel and sandpaper bit