Category Archives: Scrimshaw

Journaling

If you don’t already do it now is a good time to start Journaling. I wrote this post for my audience at my Westfork Freedom website ( Westfork Freedom / Westfork Farm ) but realized it was equally relevant to my … Continue reading

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mini-buffer

This is a great mini-buffer for buffing a nut after final sanding with 1200 finesse paper. Cut a slot in a 3\8 inch or 1\2 inch wood dowel and slide a 1 inch x 4 inch length of diaper rag or … Continue reading

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Low-cost buffer

In the picture above is a mandrel assembly that you can buy from Lee Valley that will allow you to build a low-cost buffer unit. All you will need is an electric motor with a pulley, the belt and some … Continue reading

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Scrimshaw Tools

Scrimshaw tools that I find are a must. Several different types of scratch awls and or scribes with extra fine and extra sharp tips. exacto knife professional gravers with wood palm handles. Headset magnifier diamond cut sandpaper of various grit. … Continue reading

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Magnifier headset

The above picture is of my magnifier headset. I pretty much use this everyday and would classify them as another tool that should be on everyone’s must have list. When doing any fine detail work they are amazing and you … Continue reading

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Tagua Nuts

The above picture is of a couple of tagua nuts. One in its raw state and the other I have carved the surface to reveal the vegetable ivory characteristics of these nuts. For those of you that have difficulty getting … Continue reading

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Deer antler

Here is another example of what you could do with a deer antler that you find in the forest. I did up a small oak base that I could attach it to and made a small oak cap for the top … Continue reading

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Scrimshaw practice

For those of you wanting to get into the art of scrimshaw here is how I got started. The picture above is a piece I did many years ago when I was just getting started. My dogs love beef shank … Continue reading

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Scrimshaw Project

A recent project I did involved a little know art called “Scrimshaw”. My client wanted an image of a Mastodon engraved into the surface of a piece of Mastodon ivory. The standard procedure for inscribing the surface is with a … Continue reading

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