Anyone have experience making bone nut blanks?

I seem to remember reading somewhere that the un-smoked doggie bones from a pet shop are the best source.... Do they require further degreasing or other processing?

Or is this just a stupid idea to begin with?

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I'm using bone for the nut and saddle on my very first build. I found the bones at a state park campground, near the grills, naturally bug-cleaned and sun-bleached. :-)

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