International Association of Penturners  
Pens for Service Members
 
Support The IAP

Go Back   International Association of Penturners > Community Forums > Build the Tips, Tricks, & FAQ Files
Register FAQ Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Build the Tips, Tricks, & FAQ Files Have a tip, trick, or a Q&A for the FAQ? Post it here.


Logged on members can hide ads!

Welcome to penturners.org!

You've found the home of The International Association of Penturners. You are currently viewing our site as a guest, which gives you limited access to view discussions, photos, and library articles.

Consider joining our community today. You'll have full access to all of our content, be able to enter our contests, find local chapters near you, and post your questions and share your experience with our members all over the world.

Membership is completely free!!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-09-2007, 05:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: johnson city, TN, USA.
Posts: 41
Photos: 0

Default DEER ANTLERS

Just wondering if there is a way to straighten deer antlers? There is just so much wasted meterial. I would appreciate any help and thanks.
eastbay is offline   Top
Old 09-09-2007, 06:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
drayman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: barnsley
Posts: 675
Photos: 9

Default

i know that sheep horns are shaped by boiling the horn for stick making, here in the uk anyway if that helps. colin.
__________________
colin from barnsley, uk
drayman is offline   Top
Old 09-09-2007, 06:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
Rifleman1776's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Mountain Home, Arkansas, USA.
Posts: 7,209
Photos: 0

Default

Quote:
Originally posted by eastbay
<br />Just wondering if there is a way to straighten deer antlers? There is just so much wasted meterial. I would appreciate any help and thanks.
If you find a way, let us know. You will be the most popular guy around. Soaking in vinegar might work, it will soften bone and antler is bone. Haven't tried it though.
__________________
Frank
Mountain Home, Arkansas
\"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.\" from Animal Farm by George Orwell
Rifleman1776 is offline   Top
Advertisement
Old 09-09-2007, 09:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
guts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: burleson, texas, USA.
Posts: 1,317
Photos: 2

Default

I read on here somewhere that you can boil them in water then clamp them to get them straight,I think it was on here.
__________________
Bill,Burleson Texas,Good night Chesty where ever you are.
guts is offline   Top
Old 09-09-2007, 10:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
its_virgil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Wichita Falls, TX, USA.
Posts: 6,197
Photos: 73

Default

Slightly curved pieces can be mounted on the lathe between centers and rough turned to (almost) a cylinder and drilling will be easier. If the bark is exceptionally nice, judicial drilling will allow the nice bark areas to remain on the surface and makes a nice and different antler pen....don't leave a lot of the bark, but just a small area.
Do a good turn daily!
Don
Quote:
Originally posted by eastbay
<br />Just wondering if there is a way to straighten deer antlers? There is just so much wasted meterial. I would appreciate any help and thanks.
__________________
Don Ward aka its_virgil
Wichita Falls, Texas
www.RedRiverPens.com
www.RedRiverPens.com/articles (pen stuff I've written)
its_virgil is offline   Top
Old 09-09-2007, 11:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
 
Rifleman1776's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Mountain Home, Arkansas, USA.
Posts: 7,209
Photos: 0

Default

Quote:
Originally posted by guts
<br />I read on here somewhere that you can boil them in water then clamp them to get them straight,I think it was on here.
Horn, yes. Antler, no.
__________________
Frank
Mountain Home, Arkansas
\"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.\" from Animal Farm by George Orwell
Rifleman1776 is offline   Top
Old 09-09-2007, 11:52 AM   #7 (permalink)
 
gketell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Pleasanton, CA, USA.
Posts: 2,712
Photos: 51

Default

Vinegar softens bones by removing the calcium IIRC so once soft always soft. Floppy pens anyone? [:D]
GK
__________________
Greg Ketell
Permanent Penturning Newbie
Pleasanton, CA
gketell is offline   Top
Old 09-09-2007, 12:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
Rifleman1776's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Mountain Home, Arkansas, USA.
Posts: 7,209
Photos: 0

Default

Quote:
Originally posted by gketell
<br />Vinegar softens bones by removing the calcium IIRC so once soft always soft. Floppy pens anyone? [:D]

Hey, there's an idea. [:p] Make one and submit to PMG for it's ingenuity

<br />GK
.
__________________
Frank
Mountain Home, Arkansas
\"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.\" from Animal Farm by George Orwell
Rifleman1776 is offline   Top
Old 09-09-2007, 01:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlantic Beach, Florida.
Posts: 1,199
Photos: 26

Default

Quote:
Originally posted by gketell
<br />Vinegar softens bones by removing the calcium IIRC so once soft always soft. Floppy pens anyone? [:D]
GK
Maybe use them as a comfort grip??
__________________
I'm an enigma wrapped in a slab of bacon.
Glass Scratcher is offline   Top
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:53 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

Content Copyright © 2003-2014 by Penturners.org, LLC; All Rights Reserved
Terms Of Service   Acceptable Use Policy