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Title: Cuttle fish bone
Post by: tinker on May 31, 2019, 10:55:33 AM
Hi all, I am trying to buy some large cuttle fish bone for moulding silver and gold, would anybody know where I could purchase this  product, it would have to be about 1.5 to 2cm thick.
Title: Re: Cuttle fish bone
Post by: Ghost_Who_Walks on May 31, 2019, 11:57:06 AM
Would pet shops be worth a try? Since they're often used for birds to grind their beaks or something.
Though 2cm thick might be asking a bit much, I don't know if I saw any that thick when I used to pick em up off the beach as a kid.
Title: Re: Cuttle fish bone
Post by: tinker on May 31, 2019, 07:16:09 PM
Thanks Ghost who walks, I have tried my local pet shop, and yes your right it is a bit thicker than the usual pet variety, but I have purchased the larger ones before, but the fella I use to buy them off has gone to that great fossicking field in the sky.  Anyhow Ill keep trying. beers
Title: Re: Cuttle fish bone
Post by: MakkyBrown on June 01, 2019, 08:42:51 AM
Depending where you are, go for some beach walks and collect your own. Must be piles of it in South Australia. We get it on Tassie beaches aswell.
Title: Re: Cuttle fish bone
Post by: Pete49 on June 01, 2019, 01:18:43 PM
being soft easy to work why not just put 2 pieces together to get the thickness required?
Title: Re: Cuttle fish bone
Post by: tinker on June 03, 2019, 08:35:27 PM
Thanks guys, we get it on the beach's down here on South Coast of NSW, yep and I have tried to pieces sanded down level and then join together, that works, thanks everybody. beers