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9008Re: [SCA-JML] Re: Tenkoku

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  • BamboOni@aol.com
    Jan 21, 2003
      In a message dated 1/20/2003 9:46:26 AM Eastern Standard Time,
      ekoogler1@... writes:

      > there are also some nuts...can't remember the name, but it's something like
      > takua nut or along those lines, that's being used for carving/scrimshaw/etc
      > as it mimics ivory, but is a vegetable rather than coming from an animal.
      > I'm not sure how well it would work...i.e., it might be too porous to work
      > well.

      They are called Tagua nuts. And if polished right you can't tell the
      difference between them and ivory(unless your an expert) :)

      Takebayashi Genpachi

      'Only the bamboo knows the pure breeze'
      Zen Master Nanrei Kobori-roshi

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