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Old 05-09-2018, 11:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Do you prefer to leave some of the surface antler on you pens?
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I have yet to turn antler, so my opinion is only visually. I would prefer some of the natural surface; to me it is a nice design feature.

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I prefer some natural bark left on, although it can be a challenge to get the blank drilled just right so it's possible. I've probably turned close to 100 antler pens and realize how fickle they can be.
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Like Mark and George, I like to see some bark ... about 50/50 if possible.

But I recognize and accept that very little antler is grown with the perfect pen in mind and so I do what I can and enjoy what I get.
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Nice pen and I always try to turn them with bark showing. Gives them nice character.
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That's a really nice kit! Where did it come from?
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Jim, what a beautiful pen. I have turned several of the antler pens and prefer the look of natural antler, sometimes difficult to do. You did a nice job keeping rough look. Great job.
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That's a really nice kit! Where did it come from?
That kit is a PSI Deer Hunter in antique brass. And...i'm not Jim, just trying to help out.

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Whenever possible I do. It does not always work out but I try.

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