|Project by TrBlu||posted 04-24-2012 10:55 AM||1065 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
The owner of the Landscaping Company, that manages the property where I work, saw some of my pens recently. He immediately said: “I’ll bring you some antler.” The next day in he walked with a 5-gallon bucket full of antler from kills and sheds. He also brought a few Hornaday 7mm Mag cartridges and asked if I would make him a pen.
NOTE: He disarmed the rounds before bringing them to me. NEVER TRY THIS WITH A LIVE ROUND. ALWAYS USE NEW (UNPRIMED CARTRIDGES) OR CARTRIDGES WITH THE PRIMERS ALREADY FIRED. DRILLING A LIVE PRIMER IS DANGEROUS TO YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY.
I delivered his pen to him yesterday. This is the first time I have drilled and cleaned the bullet to use as a nib for the pen. The Hornady is a fairly large round. Top is antler with black enamel hardware.
The stand is Southern Yellow Pine and a spike antler.
He liked it well enough to order another before he left my office.
The second picture is the antler score he brought in the 5-gallon bucket.
Thanks for looking.
-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim