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    Bone Carving

    Hello, You mention there are easier ways to clean the leg bones. Would you kindly give me some suggestions? I've heard so many different suggestions from boiling for a couple of hours to letting them soak for a few days. I am wondering primarily how to keep the fatty tissue from spreading throughout the bone once i have finished the cleaning process. Also, I can't seem to get my pieces to look "platinum" white. would you have suggestions as to how i can get my bone carvings to look white and glossy. Currently, i use brasso but that doesn't get them as white as i've seen others get.
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    Bone Carving

    Hello Goatwhiskers, how does this Dicro stuff work. I looked it up and it looks like it comes in a concentrated form. Would you kindly share some helpful tips so that I don't mess up any of my work?
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    bone carving

    Hey yuri, thanks a lot for your help. I will give your suggestions a try. How do you buff and shine your peices?
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    bone carving

    Hello all, I'm very new at this so i could use all the help i can get, would anyone please help me find the answers to the following questions. 1). what is the best way to clean out the marrow, sinews, and fat from a cattle schin bone? Should this be done before or after soaking it in water and soap? Also, is it bad to boil the bones with the meat and fat in it? if so what is the best way to get the oils out so that it doesn't leach into the rest of the bone? 2). After my bone is prepared and I have a pattern carved out, what is the best way to sand my pieces to a smooth surface. the areas that i am looking for in particular are the insides of curves and rounded areas where a flat sand paper cant get to. I've heard people suggest wet sand paper, but i'm not sure how to do this. 3). What is the best way to polish and whiten the finished piece?