Ox horn neckies.

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Cap'n Badger

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Jul 18, 2006
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Port o' Cardiff
so no matter how hard a design it is to make, its always the same price?
i'm very tempted, googling possible designs now...
so how often do you break a saw blade? they look very fragile!
That's not strickly true fella....depends on how much horn is used an' how long it takes me t' finish. I've had t' turn down designs if they don't transpose t' a neckie...giving me a a4 design an' expecting it t' be line perfect on an' inch an' a half square neckie is sometimes impossible. I hand draw the designs onto the medium...so there is that t' consider when ordering, tho I try my best..lol
On average....about 2 saw blades are broken every 4 or 5 neckies....tis a skill t' 'feel' when a blade is gettin' too tight....normally on lines that require a 180 degree turn in the design....I have about a thousand blades of different sizes rangein' from 0.1 of a mil t' 1mm an' above. The trouble I have is that the blade spine is the same size fer every one.....so I can only use a drill bit 0.3 of a mill t' start the saw in.....otherwise it don't fit...lol
I look f'ward t' seein' what ye has in mind mate.....:D
 

_scorpio_

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Dec 22, 2009
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of course, some would be impossible, so i have chosen a few and had a good close look to see any details that would be impossible or really fragile, and have come up with a fairly complicated but possible (well i couldn't do it but i would probably mess up a circle!) design:



would that be possible or would it take too long or too much horn? if it will be too hard i have a couple of other ideas.
 

_scorpio_

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Dec 22, 2009
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i wonder how much horn you have to use! you have done, what 40 since the beginning of December-ish? are all those you have completed on your first page first attempts or does it take a few tries? i know if i tried it i would have to start breeding ox's to get one right!
 

Cap'n Badger

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Jul 18, 2006
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Port o' Cardiff
i wonder how much horn you have to use! you have done, what 40 since the beginning of December-ish? are all those you have completed on your first page first attempts or does it take a few tries? i know if i tried it i would have to start breeding ox's to get one right!
First time ones matey....I don't like wastin' horn....I spend most o' me time gettin' the design 'right' on the horn b4 I cut or drill anything.....Just how I work fella. lol
 

_scorpio_

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Dec 22, 2009
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First time ones matey....I don't like wastin' horn....I spend most o' me time gettin' the design 'right' on the horn b4 I cut or drill anything.....Just how I work fella. lol
that is one hell of an amazing talent you have!:You_Rock_ is that completely self taught?

EDIT: sorry ill stop talking lol :D
 

Cap'n Badger

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Jul 18, 2006
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Port o' Cardiff
that is one hell of an amazing talent you have!:You_Rock_ is that completely self taught?

EDIT: sorry ill stop talking lol :D
lol...seems so...used t' cut non-british coins when I was younger but lost the blades t' the saw after I moved.....found them again Just b4 nov last year an' posted a couple o' neckies I did for-a-laugh.....now got me a cottage buisness it seems...lmao
 

Cap'n Badger

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Jul 18, 2006
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hehe....did think o' writin' two word reply involvin' 'ARTIST' an' another word....but thought better of it, as I've already been slap wristed fer insinuatin' a swear word...lol
 
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Craghopper

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Picked up my monkies today, seriously great job you've done there, may have more orders on the horizon!

Thanks again Cap'n, these are perfect :)

CH
 

sapper1

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Feb 3, 2008
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This weekend I got my SWB neckie and my avatar neckie.Not sure wether I shouls wear them as I'd hate to break or lose one.I think I'm going to put both on my hat.