Scrimshaw in a Bottle – How’d He Do That?



Charles Long bottled his own scrimshaw – literally!  This is how it was done:

The tell-tale signs of how Charles Long bottled his scrimshaw (hemistat marks left on the "faux bone" after heating it up and bending it into the bottle)

Charles writes:

 Faux Bone becomes flexible for about 25 seconds when heated.  That’s howlong you have to roll it up, stuff it, and try to flatten it out inside the bottle.

You can see the tread marks of my big hemostat on the right side below. Have learned hot not to do that anymore. “
Thanks for sharing your art and your secret with us Charles!  That was a great puzzler!

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