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Where does one buy bone for a project (carving/turning)?   What do you ask for?    Thanks.

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Hi MM,

What are you making?

 

I think Bill Robertson posted in the FMF that he bought bone from the pet store... For a little box, I bought some bone from the grocery store, the bones that have something in the middle that looks like peanut butter.  I sanded it flat on the giant belt sander, and the shop smelled like a dentist office after someone's teeth were drilled.  They are all odd shaped bone, so I was trying to make them flat.  Based upon my experimentation, my band saw blade was wandering so I called Bill and asked what I should use to  cut it into slabs and I think I remember he suggested the 18 or 24 TPI hacksaw.  Now I'm not sure, will simply try what we have and then go to the store if that one doesn't work.   I haven't tried it saw it yet.  It is hard to hold in a vice since it is an irregular shape, and by far easier to use the belt sander to sand one side of it flat.  I bought the thickest, flattest piece I could find.  

I would love to turn it on a lathe - I want to make a box and chess pieces, and vases, and, and, and perhaps some little finials for a lid, oh there are so many things to turn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 I think it is processed to be safe for your favorite fur kid.... I cleaned out the inside of it, and since I don't have a fur kid, I rinsed it out.  If any residue is left you can certainly clean it with soap, water and an OLD toothbrush.  Of course it took me many months to decide how I would try and make it flat, so it had dried on its own.

https://www.kroger.com/p/red-barn-dog-treats-large-filled-bone-cheese-bacon-flavor/0078518440604?fulfillment=DELIVERY&searchType=default_search

This is the kind of Bone that I purchased, but I think mine were about half as long as this one that I have linked to.

 

 

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