It would not be acceptable in this day and age to go out and just take what we wanted, here are three polyester type materials which have been developed to provide very acceptable alternatives to tortoise shell, ivory and horn and will pass inspection as very satisfactory alternatives. We are able to supply these polyester turning blanks in the following sizes all are 150mm in length and either 25mm or 50mm in diameter and can be turned with a variety of edge tools. Finishing is best carried out with a scraper at 2,000rpm followed by sanding with wet and dry at 500rpm.
Tip: The alternative tortoise shell, ivory and horn can be turned to make elegant little trinket, jewellery boxes on the lathe aswell as goblets, jewellery and the more expensive style pens such as the Majestic type. Makes an excellent pill box a perfect gift to someone who has to carry their medication, tablets around with them and can be used with our deluxe razor kits
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Hi dave, I'd like to say a huge thanks for all your help and time to sort out my new lathe (JET 4224) for my workshop. You're a wealth of expertise and a diamond fella. I can't recommend you enough. You're now promoted on the AWGB forum. I look forward to many years great service and trade with you. Cheers. Lew. - Lew, The blind woodturner