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Old 02-16-2019, 10:16 PM
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Default Where to get bone in larger quantities?

For those that do lots of repairs, are there sources for bone in larger quantities? I'd love to get a big blue whale tooth or something cool that would last me a while, but I have no idea where to start looking.

Is the time saving of having an already squared up blank worth just buying blanks from stewmac?
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Old 02-17-2019, 02:52 AM
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Default Blue whales have baleen...

So youíre very unlikely to find a tooth available as they donít exist!

Baleen whales feed using a hair like filter, baleen plates, first swallowing the food along with the water then forcing the water back out through the baleen. This leaves the meal on the right side of the baleen.
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Old 02-17-2019, 02:54 AM
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FYI, blue whales donít have teeth, they have baleen plates.
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Old 02-17-2019, 04:12 AM
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Allparts sells packs of 15 and I am sure LMI would cut a deal on an order of 100 or more pieces.
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Old 02-17-2019, 05:56 AM
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I get mine in sets of 10 from Philadelphia Luthiers Supply.
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Old 02-17-2019, 08:17 AM
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...I have no idea where to start looking.
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Old 02-17-2019, 08:27 AM
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So youíre very unlikely to find a tooth available as they donít exist!



Baleen whales feed using a hair like filter, baleen plates, first swallowing the food along with the water then forcing the water back out through the baleen. This leaves the meal on the right side of the baleen.
Duh, wrote this late at night and wasn't thinking.

I assume most of the bone we get is cow bone?
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Old 02-17-2019, 08:36 AM
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from Bing:

"What kind of bone is used for guitar nuts?
Just about ANY bone with appropriate thickness can and has been used. The most common bone used in higher-end guitars in recent times is cow bone--usually from the femur and humerus bones, with some being cut from the pelvis, tibia, and sometimes even the radius of the forelegs. As long as it is dense, it works well."

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Old 02-17-2019, 09:23 AM
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Check in with my old pal, Christie Song, at Chrislin Trading - high quality, good prices, specify pretty much any size you want. She's been my most trusted source for a couple of decades.

Tell her I sent you. . .
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Old 02-17-2019, 02:57 PM
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Check in with my old pal, Christie Song, at Chrislin Trading - high quality, good prices, specify pretty much any size you want. She's been my most trusted source for a couple of decades.

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Old 02-20-2019, 07:50 PM
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I cut up my dogs bones which are from cow bone. Smells awful; wife has stopped me. Offered on ebay.

Many species of whales have teeth like sperm and killer whale. Out lawed like ivory
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:30 AM
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Another option - David Warther sells blanks and pre-shaped bone nuts/saddles. I've never had an issue with the quality which has been on the high-end, consistently, over the last 20 years. https://guitarpartsandmore.com/mainC...r-Nut-Blanks-1
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Old 02-21-2019, 06:01 AM
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Is the time saving of having an already squared up blank worth just buying blanks from stewmac?
The busier I get with repairs, the more I appreciate the nut blanks from Stewmac. I even have an assortment of precut/preslotted nuts for Fenders that I keep for quick work. There's a pretty good discount for wholesalers if you do enough volume.
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