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Polishing Old Ivory Keys
By C. Jim Cook

In a message dated 6/18/99 10:27:09 AM, John McClure writes:

> I checked the many references to ivory keys in the archives and
> could not find any reference to polishing ivory.  Does anyone have a
> suggestions as to a polishing compound that could be used with a
> Dremel tool to buff a nice looking, but dull set of ivories?

Whatever you use, please be very careful about the heat you generate
buffing the keys. It takes only a little warmth before the glue
attaching the ivory to the sugar maple wood core softens.


Loose ivory.

(This is also a hazard of sanding ivories.)


(Message sent Sat 19 Jun 1999, 02:58:07 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  Ivory, Keys, Old, Polishing

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