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Old 03-11-2018, 08:58 PM   #1
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Default What can we make from a Dog bone?

I picked up a Dog chew from TSC for $3.
I looked for one that was as thick and flat as I could find. I cut the flattest side off and flatten it to a uniform thickness of about 3/16. Then I randomly jigged it with a Dremmel tool and charred it with a torch.
Here is a test I did on a sample piece.
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Here they are mocked up on a knife I'm making for my brother.

And here they are almost done.


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Old 03-11-2018, 09:35 PM   #2
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Mighty fine!
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Old 03-11-2018, 11:16 PM   #3
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They are just the right size for 1911 grips also.

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Old 03-12-2018, 07:04 PM   #4
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That looks really nice, big difference from what I thought you were going to do with it- thought you were going to soak it in water, flatten it out, and then make a knife sheath from it. I did that a few years ago and it came out nice - bah, my mistake, I thought that was a rawhide bone and that's what I had used. Very nice job there though.
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Old 03-12-2018, 07:27 PM   #5
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You did a good job!
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Old 03-12-2018, 07:48 PM   #6
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There is a reason Bone has been used for many a moon on knives. Its my new favorite. The pictures don't do this justice.

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Old 03-12-2018, 11:17 PM   #7
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Old 03-12-2018, 11:37 PM   #8
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Now that's pretty cool, definitely wasn't expecting a knife from the thread title. Interested in the details on the ring you're wearing in the video too?
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:44 AM   #9
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Its a ring my wife gave me before we were married and I was about 125 Lbs heavier. I wrapped it with telephone wire so it wouldn't fall off.

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Old 03-13-2018, 01:47 AM   #10
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Here it is all done.

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Old 03-13-2018, 12:25 PM   #11
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Very nice!
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That looks fantastic!
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Old 03-13-2018, 01:56 PM   #13
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That looks pretty awesome. Imma hafta try that.
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Old 03-13-2018, 08:42 PM   #14
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I've rubbed on it all I can stand.
I'm going to try a folder next.

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That looks pretty awesome. Imma hafta try that.
You'll like it Sam. Super glue and baking soda works great for fixing bad spots in the bone if you pick a bad one.

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