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« on: August 19, 2015, 03:54:14 pm »

a little gecko carved in beef bone, not easy to make with all the details, it is 4cmx3. Inlay are mother of pearl and dunite.
The horse, is also beef bone with stone inlay, dunite and nephrite.
Hope you like them .sorry for the quality of the first picture it was taken by my Tab!!!


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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2015, 05:47:08 pm »

Very, very nice! I really like the horse. It's really unusual; I like the way the mane is going different ways.

Good job!

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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2015, 11:52:35 pm »

I'm a little bit curious about the Beef Bone. Is there any particular bone you use? Does it have to be dried or cured or treated?
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2015, 05:31:31 pm »

I use the bone I find, usually marrow bones, I don't know in your country but in France you can buy them to cook and eat the marrow.
So when they are cooked, and eaten, I finish to clean them so nothing is left on it. I sometimes boile them in water ( I tried to add bicarbonate but the result is not nice, do not use bleach either, water with soap if there is to much grease) Then I leave them outside to dry on the sun. When they are white enought I use them. I was told that they clean nicely in the earth, but I don't have any garden!!!
I am not sure I have the right way of doing, but didn't find any information about it. Sometimes the pendant is not too white, but for me it is okay. I do the final polish with white (fabulustre) or blue from Tahiti.
 
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2015, 06:48:24 pm »

That's what I did, too.

I have read that if you leave a little meat on them and put them outside, the ants and sun will do all the work for you, especially cleaning out the marrow. I was in a hurry and did what you did.

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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2015, 07:28:57 pm »

Thanks guys!

I'm here in Texas and I'm pretty sure the Fire Ants would carry off anything that didn't weigh at least a few pounds.

Or, the Coyotes, Hogs, Raccoons, Possums, Panthers, Gators, Bobcats, Foxes...  lol
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2015, 08:46:18 pm »

Nice to see your work again and thanks for the info. They look happy to me something rarely seen in carvings.
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2015, 11:07:31 pm »

Superb work you got there. Nice to see you finding time to work on your hobby again.  yippie
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« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2015, 09:52:31 pm »

I am even happier that I went to China (Suzhou) for work, and found enough time to meet Andrew shaw. He was kind to tell me where to buy a nice little micro motor ans to show me his workshop. I was impressed by his work and hope to improve with those new tools!
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