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Making elk antler lamp

by ROH
posted 02-05-2018 11:21 AM

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#1 posted 02-05-2018 02:22 PM

You may have to cut the antler, drill the holes to meet and then glue it back together. Use the thinnest kerf you can find.

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#2 posted 02-05-2018 05:56 PM

You can buy long shaft drill bits if the length of you bits is the problem.

At sharp bends you might have to start a new crossing hole from the outside and plug it when you have the wire installed, so save the drill material so you can mix it with epoxy or thick superglue fo the patch. Of if you have spare material you could cut a plug for the hole.

I would think if you cut the antler some sort of reinforcement at the glue joint will be needed. Maybe a metal tube or if the point of the cut is wide enough you can drill a couple of smaller holes to put reinforcing metal pins in.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 02-05-2018 07:21 PM

you may want to try and contact Jan, the antler lady. shes been doing this type of work for many years

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#4 posted 02-05-2018 07:24 PM

Thanks for all your input.

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#5 posted 02-05-2018 08:26 PM

Lamp drill? Won’t do curves, but ya might be able to fix with with different drill locations/directions.

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