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== Drilling  ==
 
== Drilling  ==
  
Drilling antler can be a challenge because of the curvature of the antler. At least two methods exist for dealing with this:  
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Drilling antler can be a challenge because of the curvature of the antler. Various methods exist for dealing with this:  
  
*turn the antler to a round shape before drilling  
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*turning the antler to a round shape before drilling - mount the antler on the lathe between centers and rough it to a round shape that can be held in  vise on a drill press, or in a chuck on the lathe.
*drill the antler 'freehand' on the lathe. IAP member jrc has psoted the following u-tube video that provides a technique: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAEEaF8z2jM  
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*drilling the antler 'freehand' on the lathe. IAP member jrc has posted the following u-tube video that provides a technique: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAEEaF8z2jM  
*straightening antler
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*straightening antler-&nbsp; some IAP members report success in straightening antler by boiling for 20 to 30 minutes, then clamping it is a shop vise to straighten it.<br>
  
 
== Turning ==
 
== Turning ==
 
== Finishing ==
 
== Finishing ==
 
== Other ==
 
== Other ==

Revision as of 20:25, 9 May 2009

Drilling

Drilling antler can be a challenge because of the curvature of the antler. Various methods exist for dealing with this:

  • turning the antler to a round shape before drilling - mount the antler on the lathe between centers and rough it to a round shape that can be held in vise on a drill press, or in a chuck on the lathe.
  • drilling the antler 'freehand' on the lathe. IAP member jrc has posted the following u-tube video that provides a technique: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAEEaF8z2jM
  • straightening antler-  some IAP members report success in straightening antler by boiling for 20 to 30 minutes, then clamping it is a shop vise to straighten it.

Turning

Finishing

Other