A Cow Rib Project

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  1. aaronc

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    I love doing the powder horns and also the scrimshaw on'em,....but when it gets down to it there is a bunch in me that just likes to wing it with some bone or antler,.....no real discipline or rules or purpose,.......just do it. I'm a bone and antler/horn addict,..always piddlin with it one way or another,...decided to get into one of my cow bones I've had on my trailer outside for a while.....I've actually been knockin the dust off several pieces with some 80 and 120 grit. This here is a rib sanded down to 2000....as with some wood I've finished it begins to take on that polish effect at around 600. This is just the beginning of the pencil sketch-up,.......next time I post hopefully it will have "of Liberty" added to it. Anyway,...part of what I did today,..later Gent's. -Aaron
     

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  2. Dark Cloud

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    Got a good start, make sure you use a dust mask, that stuff is no good for you.Ive polished a lot of knife handles ,in the past with buffers.
     
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  3. aaronc

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    Ya I know :rolleyes:,....I do my power carving inside in front of a box vent,...all my sanding is done by hand outside,...I usually just sit so the wind takes it down stream :)
     
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  4. Drahts

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    Looks good Aaron! Look fwd to the finished piece!
     
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    Here was initial sketch complete today,...I got over part of it with my scribe and the ink is drying at the moment. Will try to get down and see what I got shortly as far as letter/scrimshaw quality on the first pass [​IMG],...We'll see. It appeared to do ok but was for sure hard,....



    This piece of maple is for something else,..but it was handy so I laid it there for the pic
     

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    Alrighty Gent's,...this is the first pass of ink over what I had scratched. She does look a little dirty,..but I got more to do and will do final clean up at the end. A real heavy coat of wax would have kept it cleaner etc,..just wasn't really what I was after here,...there may be a few places where I wished I used it but these are big chunky letters,...not a nautical whaling theme with ships and rigging,...so if a little extra ink adds a little extra age,...we'll take it on this one. -Aaron
     

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  7. barney

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    That looks great, Arron!
     
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    First pass on "Liberty" done today,.....will probably add a date and perhaps other designs on the ends where I have room on workable surface,......but this is the major lettering gone over once,..I'll piddle a little more next week.
     

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  9. Ataulbe1

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    Looks great!
     
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  10. Drahts

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    That's awesome Aaron!
     
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    Nice!
     
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