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Location: WA
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Need Antler Drilling Tips

Anyone have any good drilling and patching techniques for making antler lamps, ect... I have made alot of cool candle holder's and such but I am wanting to make a elk lamp out of these 7 point sheds I found and need some help so I dont ruen such beutifull sheds. Any tips will help.

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Location: Montana
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Need Antler Drilling Tips

When using antler for knife handles i use a drill bit, slow drilling, Save the powder from the horn and mix with Zip ca or a translucent clear epoxy for patching. Works for wood too.

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Location: WA
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Need Antler Drilling Tips

That's a good idea about the saving the shaving's. I have read to get some oil paint and thin it out alot to make you drill holes dissapere. Do you do any of that on your knifes?

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Location: Montana
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No i dont, i only make the tang hole which is covered by guard and end cap

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Location: WA
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Well once I get started I'll post some pics of my work in progress.

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