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Old 09-09-2007, 02:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Can antlers be straightened,yes they can,all I did was boil it for about ten minutes and put it in the vice,it might change shape in time but for now it's straighter,will let everyone know if it changes.










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All the antler stuff I've done over the years, I'd a never thunk it. I'm going to try. Wife is gone today, nobody to complain about the stink, if there is any. ;)
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Frank,I cooked it in the house,no smell at all,I tried another one that did not do as well,it was kinda flat on one side and did'nt stay as straight,I think using antler as round as possible is the best bet,it's been out of the vice for a little over an hour and no change.
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THANKS for that information. I have an antler that Is like your and I have been asked to make a duck call out of it. I have put it off trying to figure out how to segment it due to its curve. I will give this method a try!
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Hank,I hope it works for you.
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All the antler stuff I've done over the years, I'd a never thunk it. I'm going to try. Wife is gone today, nobody to complain about the stink, if there is any. ;)
Frank, I'm sure she is used to how you smell! :D;)
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Good one Cav!:D
Thanks for sharing Bill![:p]
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Good one Bill be interesting too see if it holds.
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I'm quite interested in the follow up. Will it stay straight (or relatively so)? Keep us posted, Bill, and thanks for sharing![8D]
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I would be very concerned that it will "seek it's original shape". So, after turning off a bunch and making a pen, the antler attempts to bend again, creating cracks.

Please DO keep us informed on this. Certainly would be nice if we could straighten without fear of later problems!!!

CREATIVE THINKING, in any event!!! Congrats!!!:):)
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