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Best type of bone for saddles/nuts???

Hi folks,

Looking at replacing the saddle on my ABG sometime soon, & thinking about making it myself.

Any experiences or rumours about what type of bone is best?
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11/25/2005 7:35 PM

Alex Costa (10465) wrote:

stainless steel...



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11/25/2005 7:48 PM

David Muise (15872) wrote:

Great.

Now I have to find a skeleton who had a hip replacement.



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11/25/2005 11:02 PM

Alex Costa (10465) wrote:

:o)



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11/26/2005 1:09 PM

Lukas Hamacek (5379) wrote:

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11/25/2005 7:59 PM

Brian Sharpe (21084) wrote:

David, I seem to recall that Mike Hokkanen favoures deer antler - you might want to PM him for more info.



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11/25/2005 8:19 PM

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11/25/2005 9:03 PM

David Muise (15872) wrote:

LOL!!

Easier to get deer, at least this time of year. I'm sure someone I know is sure to have gotten a small-point they'd give the antlers on; one of the benefits of knowing lotso blue collars.

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11/25/2005 8:01 PM

WILLIAM HULSEY (25119) wrote:

I don't really have a reasonable suggestion, but I think ivory would be an awesome nut/saddle material. Of course, it is virtually impossible to get ivory without breaking some sort of law, these days.

Bo



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11/25/2005 8:43 PM

Brian Sharpe (21084) wrote:

Mammoth ivory is available legally, you can buy nut blanks through companies like WD. It's not cheap though - a blank nut for a Fender retails for around $24 compared to $7 for graphite or $10 for TUSQ.

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11/26/2005 11:11 AM

Rob Bagg (2261) wrote:

Might I suggest going to the Stewart-MacDonald web-site-http://www.stewmac.com/. They have nut blanks in bone(also "vintage" bone ,Micarta,and a material called Tusq), slotted or un-slotted. Price range is $3.30 to $6.50. Unfortunately, Stew-Mac has a minimum order of $30. All-Parts-http://www.allparts.com/cmtpage.php?filename=Home doesn't have a minimum. They have a similar selection of nuts slotted and unslotted(they also have brass) ranging in price from $6 to $8.



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11/26/2005 11:21 AM

David Muise (15872) wrote:

Rob, thanks for the sources.

Any preference on which bone is best for making a saddle? Beef, pork, deer, antler, leg, et cetera?

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