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Project by TrBlu posted 04-24-2012 10:55 AM 904 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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#1 posted 04-24-2012 12:53 PM

wow tim, so there is the antler score you told me about, very cool score..i love the pen, and you might get more business when other hunters see his pen..i hope you do, the display looks really good, i like the pine with the antler…the whole project is just smashing…....bob

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#2 posted 04-24-2012 01:24 PM

Hey Bob. Thanks.

The same guy brought me a half shed yesterday. It was about the same diameter of some of the antler you used in your house. I was surprised it cam from around here.

I think I will use it as a display rack. That is a way future project. 8-)

-- 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

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