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Lizard skin leather grip
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if anyone is interested in doing their own lizard skin grips.  Go on eBay and buy remnants.  To buy individual pieces are expensive.  I bought this lot for $13.00 shipped.

if anyone would like to try a piece, let me know... couple bucks shipped will work.98136D96-ABCF-4754-8BA3-A96ECF9ABE96.jpegImage Enlarger664E39B0-26B5-4DFB-A33D-A00408ADAA3B.jpegImage Enlarger8CCFABC0-2EA1-4B9E-AD0A-075239AC80A9.jpegImage Enlarger5A2BCFDF-D181-4A84-9ED0-B484318EF044.png199E8F22-61E1-494A-A957-B4153C13DC42.png038D97A9-E7C0-4C1E-B2F0-349027673812.png4ADD1617-347B-49AB-88FA-6C8ED835A887.jpeg

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Hi @steveduf and others.  I have had little success in locating bull frog leather.  Then I remembered that the Australia Cane Toad is causing big problems in Florida, and was going to joke with you that we should go into the tanning business down there and clean up.  Well, I went on eBay and there were hundreds of auctions on them.  You know I am going to get me some of that.

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These are a little spooky

lol

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But at $9 each, they may be worth a shot.  Kind of like a public service.  I think that the cane toad emits a toxic substance when frightened.  One hopes that they died peacefully to avoid a constricted bowing hand while practicing.

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.  —Werner von Braun

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February 15, 2019 - 11:04 am
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I think the finished product would be nice...

i think it would bring back memories of biology lab, dissecting a frog, LOL

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@steveduf  I failed biology! I did not touch that frog! The assistant had to do it. facepalm Thanks for the memories, roflol

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Note quite on topic but cool pictures anyway.  Croc violin case from a recent auction.0B9D7F14-44A8-4E61-A0AF-4B641BD87B3C.jpegImage Enlarger6A07D3F5-0B9C-488A-A10C-A62ED0CEACE2.jpeg

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Interesting.

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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February 18, 2019 - 9:14 pm
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Great tip with the remnants.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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Hi @steveduf and others.  I obtained a tanned leather skin of a cane toad.  It looks like one could obtain between six to eight grips out of one, which is not that economical since I can easily obtain 500 grips from a $20 kangaroo hide compared with $14 for the cane toad.  

One aspect of the cane toad hide intrigues me.  There are two approximately 5/8 inch diameter crowned areas, which I suspect were located over the eye areas of the creature.  If a crown were placed on the position of wear on the grip, it would take a very long time indeed before such a grip required replacement.

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But will a violinist get warts from it?

And what will happen if a princess kisses it?

I always wanted to be a juvenile delinquent but my parents wouldn't let me.

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So much for my anatomical geography.  From looking at the photos in this thread, the protuberances I described clearly fall over the fore limbs.  The received hide is quite flexible and is ready to use (I feared that it would be the stiffness of cardboard).

Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.  —Werner von Braun

I consider any plane that I design a success if it rises high enough to crash.  —RA Heinlein

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