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Chris Goerner




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PostPosted: Sun 03 Apr, 2005 3:55 am    Post subject: Antiquing Bone         Reply with quote

I have found several posts on antiquing -- thanks Sean F. and Kirk S. for your great information!

One thing I did not find in my search (maybe I just missed it) was information on antiquing bone. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to stain a bone grip to give it an aged appearance?

Dixie Gunworks sells a product called "Old Bones" for this purpose. Has anyone tried this product? If so, how easy is it to use, and what were the results like?

Thanks!

Chris

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Jeff Johnson





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PostPosted: Sun 03 Apr, 2005 5:49 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A soak in tea is usually very effective at artificially aging the appearance of natural items.
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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Sun 03 Apr, 2005 9:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Depends on just how 'antique' you want it........yes, a soak in tea works to give it a light aging. I've made some grips of cow bone that I first bleached out white, carved and polished to shape, then used regular wood stain on. A black walnut stain, applied heavily, then wrapped in tinfoil and placed in a hot oven for about five minutes will give you something akin to 'dark fossil' bone. Let it cool, though, for several hours to allow the stain to penetrate! My two cents.........mcm.
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