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D421
Not sure where to post this.  I have recently been cleaning some nickel founts. After the oven cleaner and mothers I still had some stains and rust freckles.  

I have a lot of bone scraps from one of my other hobbies. I took some sharp pieces of the bone worked on the spots as one would do with your finger nail.  It worked well and did not scratch the nickel.

Use oil or water as a lubricant and clean the bone as the dirt/rust will sctratch.

English gunsmiths used ivory to remove rust from guns without scratching the blue.  

Doesn't get rid of the pits but looks much better.  Takes the dirt of compltely.

 I didn't take before and after pictures but will post picture of the crude scrapers I used.
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D421
I used giraffe bone. But cow bone works. Un cooked.
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RobSchroff
Oh, finally, a use for all that extra giraffe bone I have laying around.  

Definitely interesting though.  I saw something on TV where bookbinders (museum restoration professionals/archivists) used bone to apply linen to the spine of a book during a restoration.  It was hard enough to to the job, but not so hard that it would damage anything. 
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RobSchroff wrote:
Oh, finally, a use for all that extra giraffe bone I have laying around. 
Definitely interesting though.

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I have no lack of bone around here, either; I just get one from the skeletons in my closet, LOL!
It does sound interesting, though, D421, I'd like to see your results, too.  Speaking of old substances, have you ever heard of "rottenstone" for cleaning? (decomposed limestone, usually mixed with water or oil.) I have a small amount here, once used for cleaning external rust on guns...used it on my musket.
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Where does one get giraffe bone?  Besides a dead giraffe. If you don't mind me asking what is your other hobby, knife making?
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D421
Well its a small world. I use rotten stone to polish giraffe bone.
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D421
As for my other hobbie... I added some pics. 

Any dense bone will work. I use giraffe as it the most dense. It i commonly imported and for sale.
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Rustytank
D421 wrote:
As for my other hobbie... I added some pics. 

Any dense bone will work. I use giraffe as it the most dense. It i commonly imported and for sale. Click image for larger version - Name: 20181218_113247_copy_384x512.jpg, Views: 0, Size: 65.94 KB

Are the ivory looking grips giraffe bone? You do good work btw!
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D421
Yes. When ivory became almost impossible to get I switched to giraffe bone. Its as close to ivory as I have found. Most people won't see the difference. 
Dominic
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Rustytank
It looks good. Does it yellow with age like ivory?
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D421
It seems to yellow. I'll report back in 50 years. 

I have tried to artificially age bone and ivory. Never liked the results. 
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Rustytank
I probably won't be around in 50 years lol, that's some beautiful work man. As far as the rust removal I use dried bamboo in the same way to good results.
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D421
The unprocessed dog bones work. Here is some result after about 2 minutes.
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Gunhippie
Your hafts and grips are amazing!

I'll have to try some bone for cleaning.

Now to remember where I put the giraffe skeleton....
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Timm, you could nickel plate the bone.
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I wonder how many handles could be produced from a giraffe carcas?!?!? 

So what is the actual process you use to "polish" with bone?  Just rubbing it? 

 
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Gunhippie wrote:
Your hafts and grips are amazing!

I'll have to try some bone for cleaning.

Now to remember where I put the giraffe skeleton....
a talon from a bald eagle makes a nice substitute......lol

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D421
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Not useing the bone to polish. Just as a scraper to work on rust spots etc. The bone doesn't scratch the nickle if to keep it clean.  No supper trick just works well for me.  

As to how many knife handles per giraffe don't know but a lot.
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