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    Post by ferdinand on Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:57 am

    Anyone of u have any idea's?
    I whas,thinking about sanding it length direction and rubbing it with ink or paint to mimic the cracks?
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    Post by ferdinand on Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:14 am

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    Post by whiteraven on Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:12 pm

    I always enjoy aging whatever I make, gives it a "not just from the showroom" look.

    Depends on what kind of material you have for "imitation ivory". Is it a parchment based or plastic based material?

    If it is a parchment based, soaking it in coffee gives it a good aged stain look, like it's been handled for many years. For a plastic based material you could try ochre or sepia tone (light colors first) inks to stain it. Go slowing and allow the ink to dry completely before adding more.
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    Post by ferdinand on Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:43 am

    whiteraven wrote:I always enjoy aging whatever I make, gives it a "not just from the showroom" look.

    Depends on what kind of material you have for "imitation ivory". Is it a parchment based or plastic based material?

    If it is a parchment based, soaking it in coffee gives it a good aged stain look, like it's been handled for many years. For a plastic based material you could try ochre or sepia tone (light colors first) inks to stain it. Go slowing and allow the ink to dry completely before adding more.

    Thanks for the reaction! It is plastic, domino's glued together and sanded flat Wink

    I wil sand it in the length direction and try the ink. Result i will post.
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    Post by chaz on Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:28 am

    Ferdi, The dominos looks very much like bone in the photo. If you sliced it in half in thickness it seems it would be just righr for inlay and along with the aging process should look great !

    Very creative!

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    Post by ferdinand on Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:56 am

    Thanks Chaz. First peace is in the tiller. The top front, heavy work to chisel it out. now i have to cover the sides, and like u said i have to cut it thinner. But it sands real easy so i might just glue it on and sand it down, dusty work.
    I dont know how it translates to english but i tried aging it wit a dark brown wood stain, like making coffee stains, ill show it when i have covered the whole top of the tiller.
    The domino's are really hard and if i make it to thin they brake real easy, cant bend it so have to sand any curves.
    Dont know what kind of plastic it is but it gives really fine dust.
    Wich i can mix with glue to fix chips.
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    By the way, dont look at the mess, i clean up when i finish this bow!
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    Post by chaz on Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:48 pm

    Ferdi,

    No excuses for the shop................. you can either spend your time getting something done or cleaning up the shop. I think you are doing great! I say that it is a security measure,,,,,,,,,, I know where everything is in my shop but intruders however would get frustrated and just leave. Don't forget to use dust protection. Looks like you are going to have nice results for your efforts !

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    Post by ferdinand on Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:59 pm

    chaz wrote:Ferdi,

    No excuses for the shop................. you can either spend your time getting something done or cleaning up the shop. I think you are doing great! I say that it is a security measure,,,,,,,,,, I know where everything is in my shop but intruders however would get frustrated and just leave. Don't forget to use dust protection. Looks like you are going to have nice results for your efforts !

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    Haha, i feel sorty for the fool that tries to steel anything, he'll probably brake his neck.
    But having a seriously hard time thinning down the strips,they brake on me all the time!
    Frustration is setting in....tomorrow i try something else, saw table.
    Thanks for lifting my spirit.
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    Post by chaz on Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:57 pm

    Ferdi.

    If you have access to a bandsaw and make an appropriate jig fixture you maybe able to slice the dominos. Just a thought.

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    Post by ferdinand on Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:42 am

    chaz wrote:Ferdi.

    If you have access to a bandsaw and make an appropriate jig fixture you maybe able to slice the dominos. Just a thought.

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    Unfortunatly i dont have acces to one...
    I'll try my best.

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    Post by chaz on Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:17 pm

    Ferdi,

    How about a private message to AboMickey about a roller nut from a cue ball ? An all white cue ball looks very much like bone, might go well with your build.

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    Post by ferdinand on Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:52 pm

    chaz wrote:Ferdi,

    How about a private message to AboMickey about a roller nut from a cue ball ? An all white cue ball looks very much like bone, might go well with your build.

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    Hmm, that would mean altering my design plans.
    Ill get back to u on that one.
    Thanks for the advice!

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