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|Posted on Tuesday, 20 January, 2015 - 11:19 am: |
While looking for a suitable plastic to make a switch lever.
I thought bone because ivory is a sort of bone and the switch is a guitar pick up selector which has millivolts only and it looks good on pianos.
I used Cow thigh bone after the dog had finished and the mother in law has had a gnore.
It machines ok its not too good at holding threads but self tappers hold.
I used epoxy to glue to lever, it looks nice, it ages to cream colour.
To reinforce use brass ferules for larger handles. Like bone handled knives.
A classic look.
My mother in law died years ago. I once nearly fed her cat food, I thought it was pate. My wife thought it was hilarious.
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