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I turned this pen today. It is a slim line pen made from white tail Deer Horn.
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#1 posted 02-24-2011 02:58 AM
How does Antler turn on a lathe?
#2 posted 02-24-2011 03:19 AM
It’s hard. It can dull a knife in a hurry. I have sold a few of these at work. big hit with the hunters. I am in the process of making desk top holders with deer horn. I have one on this site. It was my first one.
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#3 posted 02-24-2011 03:19 AM
...around and around … ?
-- Everyday above ground is a good day.
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#4 posted 02-24-2011 04:33 AM
nice—- i have yet to buy a small lathe.
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#5 posted 02-24-2011 07:33 PM
i have turned a few on my lathe…i think the hardest part is drilling the hole throught the antler, actually getting a chunk large enough that doesn’t twist is another problem. I found it quite amazing of the colors inside the antler—i found purples and greens, faint but distinguishable. did you put a finish on it? if so, how did you finish it?
#6 posted 02-24-2011 08:21 PM
I used a sanding sealer and Deft clear laqer. A lot of people use CA glue, but I can’t seem to get that procedure down. I have used laqer on all my pens with no problems so far. It does take a few to dry but not bad. Thanks for the post. Don.
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#7 posted 03-03-2011 04:46 PM
Beautiful!! I tried turn a deer antler but it did not turn out so well as yours!! Great job!!-Matthew
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