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Old 12-14-2009, 07:47 AM
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I haven't done any engraving, but I do some scrimshaw on antler and fossil ivory. I would like to get more involved with it and I've heard some scrimshaw artists use engraving techniques to accomplish better control on their work. This is a fascinating craft you all do, I hope I can fit in somewhere. My friends call me Doc and that's how I'll be signing my posts. I'm happy to be here and look forward to seeing who you all are!Doc Parker
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:53 AM
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Doc! Perfect place you're in now:-) How about posting some pics of what you're doing? Sounds interesting! Enjoy the forum,
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:28 AM
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Hi! I'm a beginner, I have tried scrimshaw doing some scratching techniques but they are primitive. This isn't all bad though as I wanted to make primitive jewelry from fossil ivory and antler. The antler is very hard and easy to accidentally skate off the design. I want to try engraving instead of just scratching because I need a lot more control. These are on antler( white tail deer antler) and the carvings are also on antler. I lived in Alaska and bought some eskimo pieces where I lived and was intrigued. So I am aiming for a tribal flavor in my studies. Where are you from Gravalance?? Doc Parker
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Old 12-15-2009, 11:16 AM
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Oh, sorry, I didn't see you were from Switzerland, didn't know where to look.
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Old 12-15-2009, 11:26 AM
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Hi Doc again! Nice start! I like the carvings a lot! And the srimshaw reminds me a little bit of, you know, these kind of aboriginal cave-drawings :-) Looks like very hard material indeed. I still have my first scrimshaw-try before me...
Good luck with the next one!!
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Old 12-15-2009, 11:54 AM
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Hi Doc,

Welcome to this forum. There are some very good scrimshanders on board.
Katherine Plummer even wrote a tutorial on the subject. Bet you found that one already.

Like our swiss friend I havent tried scrimshaw either and I like your rock paintings and carvings too.

Thanks for showing!

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