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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










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On 2017-06-02 8:21 PM, Electric Comet wrote:
none in my possession yet but am wondering if anyone has turned antler

is it too hard or just not turning material


Kip Christensen's antler pieces are shown in several books.
Also see:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmZQdAz8Sxo

There are many others.
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On Friday, June 2, 2017 at 9:21:06 PM UTC-5, Electric Comet wrote:
none in my possession yet but am wondering if anyone has turned antler

is it too hard or just not turning material


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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Kip Christensen's antler pieces are shown in several books.
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good to hear it is turnable








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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.


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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On Saturday, 3 June 2017 03:21:06 UTC+1, Electric Comet wrote:
none in my possession yet but am wondering if anyone has turned antler

is it too hard or just not turning material


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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On Friday, June 2, 2017 at 10:21:06 PM UTC-4, Electric Comet wrote:
none in my possession yet but am wondering if anyone has turned antler

is it too hard or just not turning material


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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