deer antler rack

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Project by Daniel Barnes posted 05-28-2009 04:21 PM 6957 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A buddy of mine has a bunch of deer antlers that he has found out in the woods and he brought me a pair and said make something with them. He wanted something simple and outdoors looking for his hunting camp. I came up eith this simple coat or bow rack. It is made out of some old deer sheds and a piece of mesquite wood that I someone gave me and I put a coat of semi gloss poly on it. It is very very simple but I enjoyed making it and he was very pleased with it. I learned that mesquite is very heavy and hard. The next one I make i think i will rout the edges or something. If anyone has any ideas or plans that I can make using the antlers I would be happy to listen. Thank you.

-- Daniel Barnes, Missouri,

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#1 posted 05-28-2009 04:36 PM

I wouldn’t like to sit on the middle one LOL Alistair

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#2 posted 05-28-2009 05:11 PM

hey Dan
There was a fellow who was carving mushrooms out of antlers,also many people carve knife handles from them.Interesting rack.

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#3 posted 05-28-2009 05:36 PM

Cool man. That is always a good start. Coat racks are always useful.

I make a few things with antler. They work well with wood tools, and polish up beautifully on the buffing wheel. Just be careful not to burn them. Unless that’s the effect you want. Sometimes it is.

You’re lucky to have a source of material. Have fun. Jack…......................

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#4 posted 05-29-2009 04:04 AM

good ideas maybe make some knives with antler handle handles. Very cool, or even a shop tool.

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