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tinker

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Cuttle fish bone
« 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.

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Re: Cuttle fish bone
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Cuttle fish bone
« Reply #2 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

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Re: Cuttle fish bone
« Reply #3 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.
We are a family of 4 from Southern Tasmania.

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Re: Cuttle fish bone
« Reply #4 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?

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Re: Cuttle fish bone
« Reply #5 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

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