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Project by mtnwild posted 10-30-2008 01:03 AM 12069 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was given in trade an old walrus ivory cribbage board. I have worked ivory years ago for a jeweler friend and was thrilled to come across this opportunity to try my hand again. The cribbage board was broken in three sections and cracked in a couple more, along with the drilled holes for the pegs, I could only get a few small pieces to use. I did some pieces for my friend to choose from and these are the ones he didn’t choose. He took the golden eagles from my last post and a couple of ear ring sets. I also gave him little stand #1 to display his eagles. Anyway, I needed some more to display my work and came up with these little stands. I like them and with my knife collection I will probably be doing more. I draw the pictures on the ivory surface with a pencil, then scratch over my drawing with a sharpened awl. Then erase drawing, flood with India ink and buff off surface, ink stays in the scratches.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.





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lew

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#1 posted 10-30-2008 01:41 AM

These are beautiful!!

I especially like the center one! What type of raptor is it- almost looks like a red tailed hawk.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 10-30-2008 03:35 AM

Thanks, it’s an immature Olympic goshawk. A rain forest hawk of the northwest.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 10-30-2008 05:21 AM

mtnwild These are Very cool ! I like the stands also they really complement your Ivory pieces , you have a great talent for drawing wildlife . Whats name of the piece of burl on the back piece
Thanks for sharing

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#4 posted 10-30-2008 05:36 AM

Don’t know, just a piece I found and cut a slab off . That’s on my atomic knife stand , another project. Thanks for the feedback. Love to draw, sometimes paint, wildlife. Mostly birds of prey. Pretty much work with what’s free and available. Always have a pencil and paper.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 10-31-2008 12:42 AM

the ivory pieces are amazing.
and what a great idea for stands. I especially like the claw foot (or whatever it is called)
You are an artist, for sure!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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mtnwild

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#6 posted 10-31-2008 01:45 AM

Thanks MsDebbieP, I like the claw one also. It started out a roundish shape then I got to thinkin’ on it and never tried a claw foot before and went for it. Kind of cool. Don’t really have a plan. Playing around with different ideas and see what works. These were fun and gave me ideas for other things. Thanks for the compliment, I appreciate it.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#7 posted 10-31-2008 03:28 AM

wow, these are very nice. everything …. stands, ivory carving, setting, photos … post…. everything good

welcome to lj’s

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#8 posted 12-20-2008 06:22 PM

I missed these little jems. Beautiful!

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