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Offline LeightonM

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Ivory uses?
« on: August 28, 2017, 01:44:58 pm »
I have an old piano that needs to be disposed of, that has ivory key surfaces. We looked into getting it fixed, but it wasn't worth it. The repair person said ivory can't be sold (due to animal protection I assume). My thought is that it possibly could be used in bow building somehow. It's thin 1/16"or less. How would you use it? Any good ideas? I thought about the possibility of trading it also. I'm not sure about the legality of trading though.

Offline osage outlaw

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Re: Ivory uses?
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017, 01:46:27 pm »
I have used and traded Ivory key covers.  I used them as thin overlays.
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Offline Pat B

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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 01:49:11 pm »
Spines for reinforced self nocks for arrows. You could possibly layer them for bow tip overlays. Also, inlaid at the arrow pass. Good trade items too like Clint said.
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Offline Stoker

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Re: Ivory uses?
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2017, 02:14:22 pm »
Don't forget about the ebony keys.. Good for tips..
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Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: Ivory uses?
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2017, 09:42:29 am »
I think they can be bought and sold as they would be pre-CITES ban. 

If you salvage them, drop me a line.  I am interested in a few.  Lemme know whatcha want in trade.

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Offline Dakota Kid

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Re: Ivory uses?
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2017, 10:01:51 am »
I'd be interested in trading for some of the ebony. It's pretty pricey now-a-days, that's if you can even find it.
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Offline LeightonM

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Re: Ivory uses?
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2017, 02:38:11 pm »
I'd be interested in trading for some of the ebony. It's pretty pricey now-a-days, that's if you can even find it.
Unfortunately the black keys are just painted wood. :-\

Offline LeightonM

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Re: Ivory uses?
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2017, 02:40:17 pm »
I think they can be bought and sold as they would be pre-CITES ban. 

If you salvage them, drop me a line.  I am interested in a few.  Lemme know whatcha want in trade.
I plan on salvaging them. I'd be happy to do a trade.

Offline BowEd

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Re: Ivory uses?
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2017, 06:37:15 am »
Seems ivory is the easiest to skrimshaw on too.Compared to horn that is.I think it's got to do with the finer grain maybe.
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Offline Stoner

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Re: Ivory uses?
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2017, 06:47:26 pm »
I'm interested in some for scrimshaw. John

Offline jeffhalfrack

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Re: Ivory uses?
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2017, 05:30:00 pm »
I can't play a lick of music,,,,love to listen!,,,,I'm all ways sadden when an instrument is disposed :(       I think it's cool that you care!   How would ivory be for limb tips?..can it be glued? Gosh,,,ebony and ivory limb tips ,,,,,well good luck JeffW

Offline LeightonM

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Re: Ivory uses?
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2017, 04:05:19 pm »
I'm interested in some for scrimshaw. John
John  I have plenty. PM me to work something out.