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#5650152 - 03/13/15 04:42 PM Cow bone
emory73m Offline
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I found a cow bone out in the pasture that I want to make into a knife handle but don't who where to start with the sealing/stabilizing. Do any of y'all cut and seal bone for your handles?

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#5650172 - 03/13/15 04:54 PM Re: Cow bone [Re: emory73m]
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I've used camel, giraffe, mammoth and stellar sea cow bone, but I've never found a cow bone yet that would make decent scales. For the most part they are too porous with the outer bark to thin to use but maybe I just haven't tried the right bone.
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#5650219 - 03/13/15 05:21 PM Re: Cow bone [Re: emory73m]
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How do you seal the other types of bones that you've used?

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#5650290 - 03/13/15 06:13 PM Re: Cow bone [Re: emory73m]
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I use a product called called cactus juice that you can get from TurnTex Woodworks. It involves a vacuum chamber and then heat curing. There are several places that will do the stabilization for you.
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#5650792 - 03/14/15 01:24 AM Re: Cow bone [Re: emory73m]
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The cactus juice looks good. What kind of vacuum chamber do you use? Did you build it or buy the cactus juice chamber?

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#5651059 - 03/14/15 11:13 AM Re: Cow bone [Re: emory73m]
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I built my own. It's simple to do.
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