Carving Bone, what tools should I use?

  • Artdoorsman

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    Jul 27, 2015 5:08 PM GMT
    I 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
  • Bunjamon

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    Jul 28, 2015 12:10 AM GMT
    I've never carved bone myself but Youtube has quite a few ideas and tutorials!

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    Jul 28, 2015 12:36 AM GMT
    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.aspxr

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  • mybud

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    Jul 28, 2015 12:44 AM GMT
    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
    I'm flashing back to Silence of the lambs, and you dancing around your living room in a Japanese komono...
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    Jul 28, 2015 2:31 AM GMT
    kadventure saidCarving Bone, what tools should I use?
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    kadventure saidCarving Bone, what tools should I use?

    Most evocative thread headline ever!

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  • AMoonHawk

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    Jul 28, 2015 3:50 AM GMT
    Not exactly the first thing you want to reveal on a first date icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 28, 2015 4:00 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidNot exactly the first thing you want to reveal on a first date icon_lol.gif
    Wait, I thought first dates were all about showing bones.
  • bobbobbob

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    Jul 28, 2015 3:54 PM GMT
    CAUTION!!!!!
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    This Neurotic Doll House Building Queen would rather climb telephone poles to lie.... than sit in a in a rocker and tell the truth.


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    Art_Deco said
    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.aspxr

    Dremel%20Rotary%20Tool%204200%20(EN)%20r
  • Artdoorsman

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    Jul 28, 2015 4:05 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    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.aspxr

    Dremel%20Rotary%20Tool%204200%20(EN)%20r


    A dremel is what I thought I should use too, but I'm wondering if dremel bits meant for wood will be durable enough for bone, or if I'll quickly wear them out.

    THANKS everyone for their advice (and jokes)