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    Started Cutting Some Pen Blanks - Continued ...................

    From a piece of Whale bone.
    Cut blanks for a Prefect Fit which I'm waiting on fittings for and 2 for Sierra's.




    Over-turned a Sierra blank 0.0001", filled the small voids with Med CA, built up enough Med CA to turn down to match the fittings, sanded to 400x, buffed with super fine steel wool and polished with Huts Ultra Gloss.
    Dressed up the Whale Bone in a Black Titanium/Titanium Gold Elegant Beauty.

    Les




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    what did you do with the rest of the whale?

    your penmanship is incredible. every pen you show.
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    Beautiful Les. Elegant.
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    love it.

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    Very nice, Les.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    what did you do with the rest of the whale?
    must have been tasty!
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    Your work is always impressive!!!

    I am guessing whale bone falls under the CITIES treaty (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) and requires a whole host of permits to possess, sell, and export. How difficult is it to obtain the proper permits to be legal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Stratton View Post
    Your work is always impressive!!!

    I am guessing whale bone falls under the CITIES treaty (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) and requires a whole host of permits to possess, sell, and export. How difficult is it to obtain the proper permits to be legal?
    Barry,

    Apparently it is illegal to posses whale bone in the US.

    In Canada, CITES is administered by Environment Canada and is implemented under WAPPRIITA. (The Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Inter-provincial Trade Act)
    As it was explained to me by an WAPRIIT official several years ago, it is not illegal for a Canadian citizen to be in possession of Canadian whale bone without a permit.

    It is illegal however to export Canadian whale bone which includes shipping by air, sea and rail,
    by mail and courier, and in personal luggage.

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    Thanks Les. It is not necessarily illegal in the US, but it does require proper permits. Exceptions abound as usual, and Alaska natives can legally harvest marine mammals such as whales in certain areas.

    I'm more familiar with British Columbia laws and assumed this applied Canada-wide. Obviously I was mistaken.

    "Marine Mammal Transportation License

    By authority of the Marine Mammal Regulations of the Fisheries Act, a marine mammal transportation licence (MMTL) is required for the transport across provincial and territorial boundaries of marine mammals, live or dead, whole or parts, worked bone/ivory, skin and tissue samples, blood samples, etc. This requirement applies only to marine mammals of Canadian origin, i.e., whales, seals, sea otters, sea lions and walrus. Polar bears are not considered marine mammals for the purposes of these regulations.

    At the discretion of a DFO authority, an MMTL may be required for transport within a province and/or territory, and/or for export of non-CITES listed marine mammals, and/or for import of Canadian-origin marine mammals. In general, when a marine mammal part is leaving the clientís possession, an MMTL is needed.

    There may be territorial or provincial requirements for transport of marine mammals over and above the Marine Mammal Regs. It is the transporterís responsibility to ensure the receiving territory or provinceís requirements are met. "
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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    what did you do with the rest of the whale?
    In Oregon we Blow Them Up!

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