turning antler

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none in my possession yet but am wondering if anyone has turned antler

is it too hard or just not turning material










Re: turning antler
On 2017-06-02 8:21 PM, Electric Comet wrote:
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Kip Christensen's antler pieces are shown in several books.
Also see:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmZQdAz8Sxo


There are many others.
Graham


Re: turning antler
On Fri, 2 Jun 2017 20:39:59 -0600

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good to hear it is turnable









Re: turning antler
On Friday, June 2, 2017 at 9:21:06 PM UTC-5, Electric Comet wrote:
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Here in So Ala, all we have is white tail and the antlers are used to turn pens.  I have some antler, but have not turned it yet.  However, from what I have heard, it rather stinks when you turn it.

Re: turning antler
On Sat, 3 Jun 2017 04:53:10 -0700 (PDT)

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well the antler is the same thing as hair iirc and we know burning hair
is not well liked by many











Re: turning antler
On Saturday, 3 June 2017 03:21:06 UTC+1, Electric Comet  wrote:
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It turns like soft olive wood , almost like butter.. its basically a version of ivory , same stuff that your finger and toe nails are made from but in a harder form . use a very low speed to start .  

Re: turning antler
On Friday, June 2, 2017 at 10:21:06 PM UTC-4, Electric Comet wrote:
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It turns just fine.  However you choose to turn acrylics will work on antler.  I use a 7mm pen kit and pair the antler with a .308 or a .3006 cartridge.  I use a respirator when turning or sanding antler - I don't like the smell.  

Dave

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