Edited by KenVA, 12 March 2019 - 07:30 PM.
Latest Cane with Faux Ivory
Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:03 PM
Nice Work Ken! that faux ivory turned out nice.
did you try to put it on a buffing wheel?
Posted 12 March 2019 - 08:43 PM
Actually, I did not. The sheen left from the Formbys left enough shine on the Arvorin without too much of a fake ivory shine. Real ivory is slightly matted unless there is a thick clear coat on it. But you would or should never do that to real ivory so I wanted my finish to reflect that.
BTW here's the for sale tag line that I hope will help sell this piece:
Harkening back to the Victorian Era and the East India Trading Company, The Raj walking stick features the iconic symbols of India, the cobra and elephant. The Raj includes a brass cobra head handle atop an ivory** ferrule with a black stained oak shaft. Stroll through the markets of Bangladesh, Punjab or Delhi looking like a true British gentleman.
**Ivory is simulated and made from Arvorin
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Posted 14 March 2019 - 08:29 PM
Good looking stick Ken.
You're a better salesman than me.
EDIT: I've seen people on Etsy complain about their ads being pulled for using the word ivory in their descriptions. Just something to be aware of.
Edited by Rodney, 14 March 2019 - 08:31 PM.
Posted 15 March 2019 - 01:38 AM
That's why I have the asterisks and the disclaimer on the bottom. But you're right, I just might have to change that to "Faux Ivory" but I'll still leave the disclaimer. I've always been told I have a knack for writing, I guess writing ads isn't that much different. Since most of my stuff is going to be one of a kind with a few exceptions, I have to do what I can to sell them.
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