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    Hi to everyone. New to the forum, but been browsing on and off for awhile.
    Next to no experience in the blade scene so am interested.
    Love my fishing and hunting so like the thought of making and using my own blades.
    But won't happen until my divorce go's through and I get my own place. Where I am staying my landlord has about 30 piano's and she is thinking of giving them away as firewood. She sell them as they are, but I have asked about the key's and she has said I can have some. They have real ivory inlays that are somewhere between .5 to 1mm thick! May be 20x50mm overall. I would hate to see them all burnt so if interested let me know.

  • #2
    Hello Welcome!

    I am interested on the ivory.. absolutely.
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    • #3
      Gday Razerdull welcome to the Abf.


      • #4
        Welcome to the forum mate!

        Ebony keys too?
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        • #5
          G'day and welcome to the forum


          • #6
            Welcome to the forum Razerdull. Best of luck with it all, especially considering the situation. Hope it all goes as well as possible.



            • #7

              G'day Razerdull

              Welcome to the forum!

              When you are ready, you will be able to get all the advice that you need!

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              • #8

                Welcome to the forum.

                I'd love to get a few of those keys off you for scrimshaw as I am an engraver.

                Good to see lots of new people like me joining in...

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                • #9
                  Hi and welcome. Definitely interested in some keys too. Dont know about the pianos and firewood thing. Burning lacquered timber = fumes.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks to everyone. The big D is not a hassle. Looking forward to that, it not seeing my kids everyday I find hard the most.
                    On the ivory I have some photo's to put up when I work out how.
                    The details are the pieces are from between 113-157mm long. Between 12 to 23mm at the widest.
                    They are 1mm to 2mm for the thickest pieces.
                    All measurements are approx due to the school ruler being used.


                    • #11
                      Welcome to ABF, mate! Good luck with the divorce!


                      • #12
                        Welcome to the forum.

                        Let us know how much you want for the keys

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                        • #13
                          The messaging is playing up

                          Inside every old man is a young man wondering what the hell happened.

                          Pictures of knives I have made/worked on.


                          • #14
                            As soon as I get a price I will let you all know. At the moment we don't have a clue to the value so any idea's would be appreciated.
                            Also how do I get a photo up for viewing, can't seem to work it out


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