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Project by Hix posted 08-31-2009 03:30 AM 1208 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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These are both whitetail antler. The one on the left is a black titanium sedona kit and the one on the right is a chrome baron kit. I really like the way the darker one looks. It might be hard to part with it. I tend to make these in batches because of the smell. Both are finished w/ CA and beall buffed. Someday I will learn to take a better photo. Thanks for looking.

-- ---call me---- Mark





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 08-31-2009 03:34 AM

very unique pens

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MaxS

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#2 posted 08-31-2009 03:51 AM

Those look great. What are the kits?? Is one a Jr. Gent???

I bet the antler gives them a nice heft.

(Boy….I don’t envy you on that smell. My dad used to make knife handles out of antler. BLEACH!!!!)

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Hix

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#3 posted 08-31-2009 03:58 AM

The kit on the left is a Black Titanium Sedona. The one on the right is a Chrome Baron. They are a little heavy but I can’t seem to keep them around. People seem to like them. Both are rollerballs, I am trying to talk myself into making the Sedona a fountain pen.

I blow a small fan across my lathe and it really helps with the smell. It is still there but not like it was going straight into your face.

-- ---call me---- Mark

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#4 posted 08-31-2009 04:23 AM

These pens came out very nice.

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#5 posted 08-31-2009 04:47 AM

Cool pens. I’ve done quite a lot of work with Antler myself. It sure turns well on the lathe. Your right about the smell…
Try some Moose Antler sometime for your pens. Totally different texture.
Anyhow nice job!

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Kevin

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#6 posted 08-31-2009 06:01 AM

Very nice how were they to turn? Heard they shattered real easy.

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Hix

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#7 posted 09-01-2009 12:44 AM

Kevin, I have not had any shatter after several dozen. I drill on the lathe and of course, sharp tools. Maybe that helps. They are not hard to turn at all.

David, I have not tried moose, they are scarce in north texas. I have tried some different deer and elk antler.

-- ---call me---- Mark

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#8 posted 03-03-2011 08:49 PM

Looks great, for me the smell went away after I sold my first few…:-)

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