I finally got to make a bone tip koma! I got stuck on researching about how to get, handle, and work bone. As much as it was super easy to get the bone material, cutting it up (+safety issues) was a different story. So this took some time before I decided on how to handle the problem.
Few photos of the process and result:
Ox bone and its cutting.
Checking and fitting the bone piece.
This is probably the first time I used up so much CA glue!
And here it is after further shaping and paper sanding.
Wood: brown ebony? When the wood is wet, it has this stingy smell. When sanded smooth, the texture reminds me of an old shiny chocolate bar.
I feel a bit guilty not knowing, I will try to ask the super nice person who gave me few small pieces just for the sake of learning and growing. These are black ebony, boxwood, and two other woods I don´t recognize.
Bone: ox bone. This one took part in the making of a very nice broth…
Jeweler´s coping saw with a blade n.5 (0.4mm) for cutting metal. I also tried some for cutting wood and it wasn´t working well.
PLEASE NOTE: For anyone who has never worked with bone, please, check videos on youtube and be sure to wear safety equipment specially a respirator, and if possible, do the work outside (yes, I have seen people working bone without any protection but bone dust is very nasty and you really don´t want that stuff getting into your lungs).
Sorry if I scared anyone with the above note but I thought it necessary.