kadventure saidI came into possession of a hog skull. I'm currently bleaching it, but I want to carve it soon. I'll be covering it with small designs and words, what tools should I use?
Also how do I wire its jaw back on eventually?
I guess this is a weird post, but I'ma let my freak flag fly
You might want to look into a Dremel electric drill. This is a small hobbyist's drill that fits in your hand, or takes a flexible extension shaft you can hold like a pencil, which can be useful for high precision work. Many hobby stores carry them, or buy online.
I used a Dremel when I made banjos, to do the inlays on the fret board and peg head. But the ebony wood I used would quickly dull the standard Dremel drills. I also used the Dremel for building my miniature houses, aka "dollhouses".
My inexpensive solution was to ask dentists for their used drills, which they discarded very quickly, giving me a steady supply. But they were still sharp enough for my purposes, and fit the Dremel chuck. I don't know how hard the bone of this skull would be.
But for precision work you might check the Dremel. They also have rotary saw blade attachments, sanding wheels, polishing wheels, grinding wheels, engraving stylus, almost limitless accessories for every task. And several kinds of basic power units, most with variable speed control.http://www.dremel.com/en-us/Pages/default.aspx