turning antler

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Kip Christensen's antler pieces are shown in several books. Also see:
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There are many others. Graham
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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.
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Dr. Deb
On Sat, 3 Jun 2017 04:53:10 -0700 (PDT)
well the antler is the same thing as hair iirc and we know burning hair is not well liked by many
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Electric Comet
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 .
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S Who
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.
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Dave Leader

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