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    Post by stuckinthemud1 Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:55 pm

    I believe that baleen is banned as a trade item but I would like to replicate a crossbow from the early 1500s that makes extensive use of baleen as decorative inlays up to 70cm in length.   The longest bone sections that I have used have been about 15cm, so not a great replacement but an option all the same.  Does anyone know a technique for imitating baleen inlay and overlays?
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    Post by tghsmith Sat Jan 15, 2022 4:30 pm

    cellulose acetate sheets, many sizes many colors, tough stuff.. also musical instrument makers, binding, purferling and pick guard materials... gemsbok horn is black..
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    Post by kenh Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:39 pm

    tghsmith wrote:cellulose acetate sheets, many sizes many colors, tough stuff.. also musical instrument makers, binding, purferling and pick guard materials... gemsbok horn is black..

    I agree cellulose acetate -- sheets, rods, whatever -- is the best replacement for baleen.  There's a jewelry maker on the West Coast called Baleen, and that's what they use.  Real baleen is sort off-white sho you don't want a realy pure white look...  As mentioned you can use purfling or binding strips (two different things) from a variety of music making sites such as Stewart MacDonald, even Amazon.  Tt comes in a variety of widths and thicknesses and lengths from 3 to 5 feet costs around $6-8.
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