|Project by billculpepper||posted 05-13-2012 07:33 PM||1185 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
Really enjoyed this turning project. I liked how some of the “natural edge” came through in the final turning. I am not a hunter, but got the rack from a co-worker as I always wanted to try antler turning. I promised him the pen in return. Got two good sized blanks out of it but one exploded on the lathe. I gave him the finished pen and hope to try another one later.
1. GO SLOW
2. This really SMELLS BAD, wear a mask and turn your ventilation on. Think “smoldering hair + sewage”
3. Drills very easy but go slow.
4. polish with micro mesh…and I also added several coats of CA. starting with medium and then using thin. go through the micro mesh (wet) grits after that as well.
-- Bill Culpepper, Indiana