Antler Blanks

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its_virgil

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Jan 1, 2004
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Wichita Falls, TX, USA.
Basically, just like wood or acrylic: cut, drill, glue tubes, square, turn.

I mount the antler pieces between centers, turrn to close to round (to straighten slightly curved pieces) then drill.

I'll bet you can find some you tube videos if you search. There may be some info in the library. I have an antler article but I've not gotten it to the library or onto my website yet. Need to do both.

Do a good turn daily!
Don

Hey guys how do you make antler blanks?
 

paintspill

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Apr 17, 2011
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toronto, ontario, canada.
just did 2 this week, and up until now its just a matter of patience, i did try something new this week and it worked 'pretty good' i mounted a router on my tool rest and slowly turned the antler by hand and edged the router in with every rotation, needs a lot of fine tuning but i rounded 5 blanks in the time it took be to turn 1 the normal way.
disclaimer:i am a trained professional, don't try this at home,
 

theidlemind

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Mar 13, 2010
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Berea, Kentucky 40403
Treat it just like any other blank, cut it to length, drill it for your tube, glue the tube, square the ends, turn to size. Be ready for the smell!
Here is a good place to start to get it drilled easily....
Drill2 - YouTube
I wasted a few before I did it this way.
 
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