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    Ivory Chop sticks!!!

    Yep, I had a request for a set of Mammoth ivory chop sticks. Thinkin this would be just too cool. I had to give it a try.

    There amazing, The pictures dont show the grain in the ivory. Its very distinctive and quite amazing to look at. Ill try and get some better photos tomorrow in natural light.

    Heres a few photos.

    As always comment or critiques welcomed!
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    Well they are certainly special, when I saw the post I was expecting ivory handled Damascus chopsticks, or Damascus handled ivory chopsticks both of which I think would be stunning but these are much more elegant. I don't know if I would ever do 4 pairs but a single nice set of chopsticks would be nice to own, somebody is gonna have a great conversation piece.

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    Nice! I want. Really elegant I have to say.

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    Absolutely beautiful Randy. Understated elegance.
    They could use more taper and a pointier end to be more useful though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecchef View Post
    Absolutely beautiful Randy. Understated elegance.
    They could use more taper and a pointier end to be more useful though.
    Absolutely stunning, Randy. I agree with more taper and pointier tip.
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    Thanks guys, These were the prototypes. and I left them a little thicker until I seen how the ivory was going to act after setting for 12 hrs.. Ivory like wood and other materials sometimes will move and shift. So I was giving myself room for small adjustments if necessary.

    The cool thing is, because of my many years experience with this stuff. and knowing how to cut the ivory where it would work for these.. Cutting pieces from a round, curved, cracked 10,000++ year old fossil tusk that are straight and solid and 10" long was a challenge to say the least.

    After setting overnight, these didnt move a bit! So I intend to thin and taper the tips a bit more. shooting for about 2mm. at the tip. More photos to come of a set of these. in natural light, and some end views, tip views etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The hekler View Post
    Well they are certainly special, when I saw the post I was expecting ivory handled Damascus chopsticks, or Damascus handled ivory chopsticks both of which I think would be stunning but these are much more elegant. I don't know if I would ever do 4 pairs but a single nice set of chopsticks would be nice to own, somebody is gonna have a great conversation piece.

    Hmmmm, Damascus and Ivory combinations may also be VERY cool!! I may be persuaded to make a few more sets. But have ideas of making a couple sets that are stabilized burl wood an ivory combined.

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    I don't know if this would work on ivory but is it possible to leave the tip section a bit roughed for added gripping texture?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThEoRy View Post
    I don't know if this would work on ivory but is it possible to leave the tip section a bit roughed for added gripping texture?
    I dont know, I have seen chop sticks that had a couple of grooves cut in them near the tip. is this what you mean?

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    Here are a few more pictures with the tips thinned a bit..
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