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ALABASTRITE
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alabastrite is gemalen steen (albast) dat uitermate geschikt is
voor het vervaardigen van tot in het detail nauwkeurige beeldjes.
Is dus plastic/steen mengsel -- Alabastrite = acrylic/resin.
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World of Products line  :
name for polyresin items. Alabastrite is made from oxylite and polystone which
forms a stone-based material that can be intricately molded and will allow paint
to adhere. Cold-cast. Clean by dusting; do not wash with water if they are
painted with water soluble paints.
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ONYX / ONYX MARMER
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Onyx is ook een agaat, maar dan de zwarte soort. In de natuur komt deze zwarte
kleur niet zoveel voor, en dat is er ook de reden van dat de meeste onyx
gebrande lichtere agaat is.
Verwarrend is het dat er ook salontafels en allerlei andere voorwerpen onder de
naam onyx worden verkocht. In dat geval gaat het niet om de halfedelsteen onyx.
Maar om onyxmarmer. De kleur daarvan is wit, gelige, groenig en lichtbruin.
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Onyx, as the name implies, deals with first class natural materials such as marble,
limestone and granite. Top workmanship of artisans trained in those methods,
is apparent in home decor, renovation, countertops, kitchen islands and
vanities that are produced at affordable prices by this company.
Each handcrafted piece is of classical style, which not only lends itself to an
antique setting, but also fits in any modern milieu.
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Onyx is noted especially for its sculptured edgings and flowing contours and
reflecting the poetry of Italian Design. Although a company of a long standing
tradition, Onyx projects into the future with plans to create new features such
as mantel pieces, columns and other items which will enhance the beauty of
the home.
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SOAPSTONE
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or steatite  (stē´ tīt) , metamorphic rock of which the characteristic and usually
chief mineral is talc, but which also contains varying parts of chlorite, mica,
tremolite, quartz, magnetite, and iron compounds. It is gray to green in color,
has a soapy feel, and is notable for its high degree of resistance to acids and
heat. It is so soft that it can be easily cut with a knife or other sharp tool,
making it a popular material for sculpting. The chief deposits of commercial
importance are in the United States, Norway, and Canada. It is used in the
manufacture of laboratory table tops, kitchen sinks, laundry tubs, furnace
linings, and electrical apparatus.
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SCRIMSHAW
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Noun:
pl. scrimshaw or scrim•shaws The art of carving or incising intricate designs
on whalebone or whale ivory. A decorative article made by this art.
VERB:
scrim•shawed , scrim•shaw•ing , scrim•shaws
tr. & intr.v. To decorate (whale ivory or whalebone) with intricate carvings or
designs or make such designs
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De westerse walvisvaarders, voornamelijk uit de Verenigde Staten en Engeland,
doodden hun tijd op de lange thuisreis met het maken van allerlei 'prullaria',
zoals scheepjes in flessen of ook ingekerfde voorstellingen in vooral potvistand.
Dergelijke bewerkte tanden - waarbij uiteraard vooral scheepjes of vrouwen als
thema werden gekozen - zijn bekend onder de naam scrimshaw.
Na thuiskomst, of ook onderweg, werden deze veelal verhandeld.
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