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    Imitation horn and ivory nut?

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    Post by Zardoz Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:55 am

    Masecraft supply has a lot of stuff we could use for our crossbows. I was wondering if you all thought that the imitation horn and ivory rod would work for a nut maybe with steel reinforcement pins added.
    http://stores.intuitwebsites.com/masecraftsupply/-strse-Alternative-Horn/Categories.bok

    http://stores.intuitwebsites.com/masecraftsupply/-strse-Alternative-Ivory/s/11/Categories.bok

    Here is the company that makes alternative ivory. GPS agencies.

    http://www.ivoryalternative.com/index.html
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    Post by panne Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:40 am

    you'd almost have to test it to see what kind of breaking strength it has. as far as inlay and nonstructural decorative uses polyester will work fairly well. as a nut or any other part being mechanical it could be hit or miss until you test it. horn and antler is nature's plastic and i've noticed over the years that it tends to break down and wear in similar ways to modern plastics. splits, checks, tears, shatters etc. a lot of it depends on the plastic type and what it is exposed to.like oxygen, chemicals, heat and uv rays.
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    Post by Zardoz Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:06 pm

    I guess some experimentation is in order. I will give it a try.
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    Post by Zardoz Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:57 pm

    I did research on the Alternative Ivory and imitation horn offered by Masecraft supply. It seems to be cast polyester and is very brittle and will chip or crack easily. I found that out on the knife making forums. Well, back to a delrin or brass nut for my planned 300lb plus build.

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