Bear claws

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So i got all these bear claws from my bear. Thinking about doing some key rings for christmas presents. I dremelled a couple to clean them up which worked pretty good. Then i brushed a bunch of coats of clear fingernail polish on them. looked good for a day or 2 then they started to peel. Any suggestions on a good clear finish? Polyurathane maybe?
 

bfriendly

Senior Member
Maybe post in the primitive skills or even the on topic questions forum.......surely the answers are here. Love to see some photos!
 
Don't coat them with anything. Use your Dremel with a fine abrasive buff and polish them.

I don't know the look you're going for, but I think if you glossed them up with poly or fingernail polish, they would just look fake.
 
Funny timing... I was actually looking at some internet tutorials about this earlier today. I've got some in my freezer that I was trying to decide on how to use. Key ring is a good idea.

Wonder how many stares I would get if I wore a necklace of bear claws...:unsure:
 

gobbleinwoods

Daily Driveler News Team
Funny timing... I was actually looking at some internet tutorials about this earlier today. I've got some in my freezer that I was trying to decide on how to use. Key ring is a good idea.

Wonder how many stares I would get if I wore a necklace of bear claws...:unsure:
None would stare at a good old fashion rendezvous.
 

Buckman18

Senior Member
Funny timing... I was actually looking at some internet tutorials about this earlier today. I've got some in my freezer that I was trying to decide on how to use. Key ring is a good idea.

Wonder how many stares I would get if I wore a necklace of bear claws...:unsure:
Chicks dig a bear killer. Just saying.
 

Nicodemus

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Just don`t sell them, or try to sell them. Or any bear part, for that matter.
 
They are kinda dull. I wanted to bring out the color in them more.
I think I used some white buffing compound and touched them to a buffing wheel. They took a nice shine, about like a polished wood knife handle. I've seen them online where people shellacked them and they looked too artificial for my taste. But if that's what you're going for, go for it!
 
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