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Messing about with the scrimshaw idea using camel bone

Scrimshaw is usually made with a thin pointed tool covered in ink then polished back.as I wanted the lettering to be quite thick I got a industrial engraver to cut the letter in to the bone. Caused the guy a problem setting the machine up to handle a 1 inch bone disc but by doing it this way I had to use the fonts he had .These where usually used for industrial information so very limited with the fonts

The bone I normally use for collars on hiking poles

Not altogether happy with the font but best I could get with the engraver available as a few engravers said that they couldn't handle such a small hard piece of bone

the mallet shown is a club mallet with Indian rosewood

The bone is to be inserted cantered one each side of the ebony mallets head and is 1 inch in diameter which is being made with a carbon fibre handle

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Facial expression White Green Font Line
Brown Wood Rectangle Line Font
 

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Nice looking Logo cobalt. What font would yo use if you could? This is a logo I use on cards. I have not found a way yet to transfer it to a stick. I do cut some thing similar in sticks with my high speed rotary tool. It does not look bad but would like to be able to us the logo. I know I could have a branding iron made but not in the budget. I have a friend that has a small cnc unit. he thinks he could do it with it. He said he can do any font in his computer. We have not has a chance to try it.

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I did want something called engraver MT

The ones he had where typically industrial look although he had a good few fonts they where industrial ,purely for engraving metal signs to fit to machines

I like the your logo it would be interested to see if its possible to use on a shank .the guy I used could only engrave on a flat surface
 

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I came across someone who can egrave anything using a laser engraver . those initials Randy can easily be put onto a say a shield type badge for that special stick for yourself
I have thought about that but have not looked in to it.
 

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I have seen this done another way by making the hole in the shank laying a printed cad design in and filling with clear cold cast resin and sanding back to shank. A plasticine well is made to let the resin set slightly proud of the shank to allow for the dressing down.

A somewhat laborious way of doing it but looks good when done.
 

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got my mallet today a 11 inch ebony head with the bone inserts looks very good just hope i can play croquet as well .

The ebony is such a rich dark colour cost a arm and a leg

After seeing the finished item i will insert the collars onto the endcap of water buffalo horn to finish of a cardigan stick should set it of and a few people will want there intials in it

Brown Wood Flooring Floor Plank
Wood Audio equipment Microphone Gas Electronic device
Bicycle tire Tire Automotive tire Bicycle frame Bicycle part
 

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