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Musk ox horn

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by chefcomesback, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    I have managed to get my hands on a large size of musk ox horn .
    I have worked and also burnt :( some buffalo horns earlier I am not bothered by the smell much . What should I pay attention when working with musk ox horn ? What's the best way the bring out that crazy see through patterns ? Thank you
  2. apicius9

    apicius9 Founding Member

    Nothing special that I can think of. Always best to work with good, fresh belts, go slow and don't overheat it, when in doubt, switch to hand sanding. I apply my standard tung oil based finish and that works well. Sanding to 1200 grit, don't see mich benefit beyond that if I buff carefully on a wheel. If you hand buff, sandind a step or two higher might be better. Avoiding heat build-up on the sander is the most important thing OMHO.

  3. Huw

    Huw Founding Member

    Will this be for Wa or Western Mert?
  4. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    Thank you Stefan
  5. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    Bits and pieces for ferrules , end caps and spacers , the main portion for a hidden tang western , I have a very nice feather pattern billet from Randy that I am saving for one day to use for this project
  6. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    This piece to be exact right next to a horn roll, it is 1" thick
  7. Mrmnms

    Mrmnms Founding Member Gold Contributor

    One of your handles with Randy's Damascus? Can't wait to see this Mert.
  8. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    It will be a while Mike
  9. Mrmnms

    Mrmnms Founding Member Gold Contributor

    Loved the handle you did for ChefLarge Gyuto
  10. cheflarge

    cheflarge Founding Member

    Can you imagine one of those in musk ox horn? Way cool.
  11. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    If I use musk horn I will use the feather dammy from Randy for sure , I am sure it will make a nice avatar picture , I don't know if I can ever touch it tough
  12. MattS

    MattS Founding Member

    Where did you get the blonde buffalo roll?
  13. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    There is a seller on e bay named mygann , bought few of them so far
  14. Bill Burke

    Bill Burke Founding Member

    I think the best way for you to use it would be to just send it to me Mert!
  15. Brad Gibson

    Brad Gibson Founding Member

    hes modest.
  16. chefcomesback

    chefcomesback Founding Member

    I will bring it with me Bill :)
  17. Bill Burke

    Bill Burke Founding Member

    sounds good Mert

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