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Project by Troutsman posted 01-17-2012 06:37 PM 2111 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first couple of antler projects I have made. I have read that you are unable to use old weathered out antler as well as the low density area where the antler is soft and has many voids. I have found both of these to be possible if you take care on how you turn it as well as stabilizing it. I used a stabilizing method that I picked up from Russ Fairfield that utilizes CA glue and sanding to fill voids. This worked very well for me and I was able to stabilize everything and hold the impressive colors in the work.

Let me know what you think and how I can improve.

Thanks for looking,


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#1 posted 01-17-2012 07:15 PM

Cool looking Pen good job.

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#2 posted 01-18-2012 02:43 AM

Nice work. It certainly gives it a much different look when you do it that way. I did about the same thing with the first antler pen I made the other day. A guy in our turning club said he used thick CA to fill the pores, then sands and finishes with several coats of CA from there. I didn’t have any thick CA but made do with medium and it work fine. Keep up the good work.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#3 posted 01-19-2012 07:31 PM

Thanks for looking and your comments!!
Darell, I use a thin CA to start with so that the CA will seep way down into the pours. After this I switch to a think to fill everything else in. When I look at the piece of antler, I will try to find the colorful voids for a more exciting piece.

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#4 posted 01-21-2012 04:16 AM

Very Nice set. I haven’t yet tackled my Antlers. I was working up to them. I do like the unturned cap on the one pen, I would like to know more of how you did that, Pm me if you could I would very grateful. I look forward to your next project.

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