Ivory Preperation Gallery

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Author’s note:

 To be sure, there are a great number of complicated ethical and legal issues surrounding elephant ivory and its uses. However, this article will not deal with those aspects. The purpose of this article is to document how to prepare an ivory tusk for the use of bagpipe adornments as this process is becoming a rare bird among bagpipe makers in North America.  The tusk used in this article was obtained and has been in Canada long before I was born.

 Please view gallery to the left on preparing an ivory tusk for bagpipe adornments.