- May 11, 2013
After spending the past 10 weeks in recovery from my illness, lung surgery, and other assorted good times, I finally felt like getting back to the shop. My victim for this session was really a challenge- It was what I guess to be a late 1800's Meer with a fragment of the amber stem and bone tenon remaining....and it was small- 3.25" in length with what appears to be a group 6 bowl. The bone tenon was split lengthwise and was fairly unusual- it had the typical thread on one end, but was a tapered fit on the other end. It's one of those deals where an integral tenon was impossible due to the thinness of the tapered end, so I went with a Delrin tenon and tigereye acrylic for the stem. Here are a few pics of the process...