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A range of three polyester materials which provide very acceptable alternatives to ivory, tortoise shell and horn and will pass inspection as very satisfactory alternatives. The blanks are available in 150mm lengths, either 25mm or 50mm diameter and can be turned with a variety of edge tools. Finishing is best carried out with a scraper at 2,000rpm followed by sanding with wet and dry at 500rpm.
20 July 2014
Reasonable productAs said before razor sharp tools required. The "Horn" seems to be most prone to shattering or at least de-laminating lengthwise. First "Horn" blank wound up split lengthwise and scrap. Lesson learned!
11 June 2012
TurningThese are easily turned on a lathe but it is very important that the tools used should be razor sharp because it can chip.... When turned to the desired shape sand with 400 grit dry, then 600 wet... Finish with Farecla compound with the lathe turning it polishes beautifully
8 April 2012
IvoryI used the 50mI ivory bar as a part of the handle for a scandie knife I made - it cut well and polished up very well - looks like the real thing.