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Old 02-08-2018, 02:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I had a BA deer antler pen returned to me. Customer bought it at a seasonal shop in my local mall. Antler was split from end to end. I've made probably 500 deer antler pens over the years, and have never had one do that. anyone else experience this?

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Old 02-08-2018, 02:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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That sounds very suspect to me - like the pen was dropped. Bone just doesn’t expand/contract like wood does. To answer your question though, I have never had that happen to me, but I am nowhere near your volume of antler pens.


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Well, you know, the case was damaged too... one of those black felt cases from WoodTurningz. The end panel was popped part way off.

I'll replace it, no questions asked.

Thanks for saying what I suspected.

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Turned a lot of antler pens myself. Never had an issue like that.
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Had to make a replacement pen for a guy who was so proud of his pen he kept it in his truck. Locked up in hot weather here the expansion and contraction can wreak havoc on the tube, epoxy and antler material.
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I have had a few crack like that if the antlers did not have time to season out and dry before gluing and turning.
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