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MASTODON IVORY PEN

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Project by bake posted 05-30-2013 05:18 AM 1308 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wall Street II pen turned from Mastodon Ivory.
The Ivory is 10,000 to 40,000 years old found frozen in the arctic tundra.
It is very hard and dense but it is not fossilized, it cuts and turns easily much like deer antler.
It polishes beautifully the finish is just wet sanded with mineral oil and wax.
Pictured with the pen are remnants of the tusk.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.





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Tim

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#1 posted 05-30-2013 08:03 AM

Wow great job and btw where did you get the ivory from and for how much? I dont know anything about ivory and im curious but that is an awesome pen bake.

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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bake

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#2 posted 05-30-2013 04:50 PM

Timzo,
This was actually a commission piece and the ivory was provided by the customer. However Mastodon and Elephant ivory are readily available. One good source is Boone Trading co. http://boonetrading.com/
Mastodon ivory is unregulated but other types are, Boone has a good overview of the law on their website.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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clieb91

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#3 posted 05-31-2013 07:07 PM

Neat thing to have to turn. Looks real nice.

CtL

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