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Forum topic by trz posted 576 days ago 595 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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576 days ago

anyone have any tip,tricks or techniques you would like to share on turning antler?


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#1 posted 576 days ago

Wear a gas mask !

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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#2 posted 576 days ago

+1 Druid. It’s smelly stuff.

Make your tools sharp and get it done fast and
then clear out asap.

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#3 posted 576 days ago

I turn it just like wood. Easy to turn. Don’t know what I’m doing wrong or right, but have not found it to be smelly.

-- Beavercut

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#4 posted 576 days ago

Bone is smelly anyway. I’ve fooled around with both
materials but it ’s been awhile.

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#5 posted 575 days ago

Don’t leave the shavings in the shop … a buddy of mine turned some pens from deer antler, and then spent about three days looking for a dead mouse in the shop. The smell was coming from his dust collector! He said it didn’t smell much when he was turning it, but it got pretty ripe sitting in the DC’s bag.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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JamesVavra

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#6 posted 575 days ago

I find that it smells just like burning hair. Beyond that, it turns easily and polishes well. I usually try to avoid the spongy inner part, but it can be filled with a little antler dust and CA, just like any other wood.

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#7 posted 575 days ago

Well burning hair is not a nice smell is it? LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#8 posted 575 days ago

SCOTSMAN—Especially if it is YOUR hair that is burning!

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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