Joined: Oct 14, 2002
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
|Posted: 2008-06-06 11:33 pm  Permalink|
Friends, I can't tell you how long I've wanted to find me 'some ah this. This stuff is so precious it's white glove material. A 19th-century thick Tortoise Shell sundry case with black coral dividers, damaged just enough that they sold it! It was brought back from somewhere in eastern Polynesia by a missionary around 1890. It is about 2/3rds of a square foot of real pacific tortoise shell. This means I will be able to carve Marquesan crown pieces which I have wanted to do for a very long time. It carves like bone but far smoother. Of course, for the odd cuts, the first order of business for any guitar man like me was to get some real tortoise picks! These sound amazing and very subtle. Everything they say about real tortoise is true.
The Cockeyed Mayor Of CarvaKaKai.
[ This Message was edited by: Basement Kahuna 2008-06-06 23:34 ]