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    bone side dot material

    Making side dots from bone is relatively easy when you start with small, square, bone blanks. These are about 5mm by 5 mm.


    Chuck the blank into the drill press so that it stays centered while spinning. Now, simply wrap sandpaper around the blank, squeeze and move up and down. (trying to avoid the obvious "squeeze the bone", "slide up and down on the bone".....oh look....I said it anyways!)


    Once you get to the desired diameter, slide out more blank, and repeat....


    ...until...wallah! A bone skewer!


    Diameter looks about right..


    ...and these should be enough for one neck.


    How do they look Hal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robanomoly View Post

    How do they look Hal?
    they look bloody great dude, well done. excellent!

    how long did they take to do?

    H
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    Thank you! Starting with a chunk of bone, it probably takes about 20 minutes to make one of those pieces. The first couple took longer until I figured out what technique worked best.

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    and what did you cut the bone with initially?

    the process itself looks like something i could do if i borrow my flatmate's drill. did you have to treat the bone with something first?

    H

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    I used a saw to cut the bone into square-ish pieces, then used the belt sander to get them to a smaller, more square, size. The smaller piece you start with in the drill, the faster and easier you can make them. It's probably most important that the piece be straight so it does not wobble while spinning in the drill.

    I did not treat the bone with anything before or after. I just stole it from the dog and got working! I'm guessing that if you go to a butcher shop, they might have bone pieces set aside for dogs to chew. That's where I think these pieces came from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robanomoly View Post
    Thank you! Starting with a chunk of bone, it probably takes about 20 minutes to make one of those pieces. The first couple took longer until I figured out what technique worked best.
    I'd imagine if one had access to a lathe it could be done fairly easily as well.
    Le temps détruit tout

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    A lathe would be worth a try. I would not recommend using a gouge or any other metal item for cutting because the bone is so brittle. That didn't take long for me to discover! Coarse grit sandpaper and finger pressure seemed to work best.

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    MG.org tutorials are the shit

    Great job, brohae.

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