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Hi Guys, Just wanted to show some more progress and hopefully get some feedback this time. I had some more detailed swirls in the piece but lost them in the sanding process in the vice which has definitely taught me some lessons. Hope you all like it and Janel I have done my best to resize the photos so I hope it has worked. Cheers All Mike J
Just found this site today when searching for information on lashing bone hook necklaces. I live in western Montana, but I spent some months living on Kauai last year. For my birthday I got the hei matau you see at the top of this photo (w/ string). This past Christmas I finally got the tools to start making my own (the three at the bottom). I'm sure I'll have lots of questions as I dive into this world I've been admiring for a while. In addition to these, I've also made a few tobacco pipes out of briar burls with a local (famous) pipemaker. I look forward to doing more of those, as well as working more with bone and antler.
Hello all... I wanted to try something more "traditional"... and I just LOVE the fish-hook shape. Got the blanks from eBay... seller declared them to be CAMEL bone... may this be possible? Too bad they were too thin (around 5mm) to have a really three-dimensional finished piece... well, for a pendant they may be fine.. next time I'll try to get a more "shapely" result Made some mistakes here and there, but I was able to correct most of them. Surface decoration is still underdeveloped... hope to improve in the future. Leashing is a pain... more photos here http://cuntraria.wor...tau-birthday-2/ comments are welcome... Marco