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First Netsuke?


Dino

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Hello again,

Here my first small scale carving. Don't know if you can call it a netsuke, but at least it's small :) And of course: organic! It was a center piece of a mammoth tusk. The black spot is the nerve or whatever mammoths had in the center of their tusks...It had some cracks from the very beginning so I tried to carve it that it holds together nevertheless. Seems to be strong enough. Still sanding is a problem. My finest grid is 400, probably not enough for these small things. Or maybe I have to do some more. What do I use as finish for mammoth ivory? Just polish with lamb wool?

Size: 3cm x 2,3cm x 1,5cm (2,5cm ~ 1 inch) The coin is a European 2 cent

 

Thx for looking,

 

Dino

 

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Sorry, my camera is not suited for close ups...

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Hi Ralph,

 

Thanks for the interesting comparison! But one can guess, I wasn't actually inspired by it :rolleyes: Just a first try with mammoth in the way I usually work with my roots. Very interesting and quite different though. I will do more of this for I still have some tusk lying around here...

 

Dino

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