Mammoth tusk handle

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  1. Oct 18, 2019 #1

    JoBone

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    So psyched about this one.

    I started making handles after seeing a Delosso tooth handle and I wanted to make one myself. Over the last year or so, I’ve tried acquiring the skillset needed to make one. This is tusk, not tooth, but it’s really where I want to be with my hobby.


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  2. Oct 18, 2019 #2

    McMan

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    Nicest mammoth handle I've ever seen!
     
  3. Oct 18, 2019 #3

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    Beautiful
     
  4. Oct 19, 2019 #4

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    What are the challenges working with mammoth?
     
  5. Oct 19, 2019 #5

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    off the top of my head.

    cracking is the main concern, so everything is slow.

    Lots of CA before doing anything. That was about a 3 day process as there were many micro cracks
    Cutting using fine tooth saw blade,

    Before drilling at 600 rpm or cutting, I coat the entire block in 2-3 coats of epoxy to get about 1/10” of resin to help keep it stable. $80 cobalt drill bit.

    Fresh abrasives, with frequent breaks. You will go through abrasives. I didn’t sand for more than 30 seconds at a time. I frequently hit it with CA during the sanding process.
     
  6. Oct 19, 2019 #6

    Jon-cal

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    Wow, that looks awesome. I’m not big on mammoth stuff but that’s a cool one
     
  7. Oct 19, 2019 #7

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    Was the smell as bad as I imagine?
     
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  8. Oct 19, 2019 #8

    PappaG

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    Wow... lots of extra work.
     
  9. Oct 20, 2019 #9

    Barashka

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    That is a beautiful handle, great job!
    I wonder what deserves such a treatment.
     
  10. Oct 20, 2019 #10

    Gjackson98

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    Top work!
     

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