Conversation Between Dee Gallo and Steven Wallace

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  1. Hi Steven,

    I don't know if you can still get piano key ivory on eBay, but that's where I found my stash. They might have banned it now. Anyway, you can google it and come up with piano repair places. You might find it easier to use plastic, it's a LOT easier to color fill. On ebay, try searching for plastic pieces. You'll find vintage plastics like Bakelite and Celluloid as well as modern acrylics. But, it would probably be just as well to buy a sheet of of white or whatever color you like opaque acrylic and cut your own squares. That way it would be simple to engrave the letters in the right place. If you don't want to mount them on wood, you could just get 1/4" thick and you'd be good to go!

    Please post pics if you do this, I'd love to see them!

    cheers, dee
  2. Hello Dee, I just saw a posting of your ivory Majong tiles on a thread about simulated scrimshaw. I need not say this but you do great work. Here is my question: My daughter and her new husband play Scrabble a lot. I was thinking of making them scrabble tiles like your Majong tiles. It looks like and if I remember correctly you use piano keys for your source material. Can you get me head down the right path for material and settings. I would really appreciate it as it would make a nice keepsake gift. Thanks Steve Wallace in Chandler, AZ
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