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Carving Mammoth Ivory?

Doug Crawford

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Has anyone here carved mammoth ivory? I have a small project to do for an anniversary gift, and have no idea where to start for tooling. I dont want to ruin a chunk of material by choosing the wrong equipment. 





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How to Carve Netsuke and Miniature Sculpture: Free PDF Download

This is a link to a detailed 361 page instruction book on how to carve netsuke and miniature sculpture. The file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

It requires Adobe Acrobat Reader


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Glad I read the name on the front of the book before I made an arse of myself criticizing someone of copyright violation.  Thanks again for your generosity, Tom.


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HELP...I'm a twenty year old trapped in the body of an old man!!!

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Awesome Tom. Thank you very much.

"The way we win matters" (Ender Wiggins) Orson Scott Card


Nos qui libertate donati nescimus quid constat

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So the stuff was a breeze to work with. The traditional 14th anniversary gift is Ivory- my wife’s truck got totaled last year, nicknamed Ellie(like an Elephant, big and grey) got her a 2500 diesel to replace it, which her dad nicknamed Jurassic Ellie. I figured a pair of mammoth tusks to hang from the rear view mirror would be fitting. 14k white gold wire and beads.



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