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Fossilized Ivory #6297391
08/08/18 07:11 PM
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Malukchuk Offline OP
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I've got a piece of ivory tusk about 4 ft long. What can I use on it to keep it from falling apart any longer? Looking for a long term coating.


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Re: Fossilized Ivory [Re: Malukchuk] #6297393
08/08/18 07:15 PM
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Talk to Newhouse114 on this forum or Wilderness


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Re: Fossilized Ivory [Re: Malukchuk] #6297506
08/08/18 09:47 PM
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Are you talking mammoth or mastodon?

Re: Fossilized Ivory [Re: Malukchuk] #6297890
08/09/18 01:26 PM
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Butvar B-76 . It will cost you about $50 for a bag to do enough for about 3-4 of those tusks. I did a piece similar in size to what you are describing and it turned out great! You mix this plastic compound with acetone and apply it. It dries clear but you need to make sure that the tusk is dry before applying or it will be milky colored. Keep tusk wet or submerged until you are ready to apply. If yours is already dry, just leave it dry and apply. Dry well and apply the compound. I used a couple of coats and mine went from crumbling apart to solid as a rock! Great stuff.

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Re: Fossilized Ivory [Re: Malukchuk] #6297999
08/09/18 04:59 PM
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Ivory ?

I did'nt know it fossilized
Are you sure its not bone?

In the 1980's I worked on Surf Clam boats. (our home port was Atlantic City)
We dredged up lots of bones.BIG bones. I brought alot of them home.Put them in the yard.They dryed out and lost most of their weight. Throw the years they just flaked away.

All but one
It never got lighter,did'nt flak awat. Its the same today as it was the day we dredged it up.Of course its not out side any more.
Its a ivory tusk off of something.What I dont know


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Re: Fossilized Ivory [Re: Malukchuk] #6298018
08/09/18 05:27 PM
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Yes, ivory fossilizes.

Dovo makes a straight razor with mammoth ivory scales. Supposedly the tusk that they used is 40,000 years old.

It's pretty cool to see. Spendy too.

Mike


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