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    A bit of antler.

    Nickle .30-06, solid copper bullet, Axis antler with ca finish. Chrome streamline kit.
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    Good looking pens Dale. Never have tried one of those.
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    Dale, I like the bullet part but I would have thought the idea of antler would have been to have it as natural as possible so as to be obvious that it is antler and not just a bony substance? I am not a pen turner ....yet that is just my 0.02 cents worth. I like the look of natural antlers when you see them in a light rack for example. Can that not be done with a pen?
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    Great pen.. very unique!
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    Well done Dale!

    Les
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Dale, I like the bullet part but I would have thought the idea of antler would have been to have it as natural as possible so as to be obvious that it is antler and not just a bony substance? I am not a pen turner ....yet that is just my 0.02 cents worth. I like the look of natural antlers when you see them in a light rack for example. Can that not be done with a pen?
    These were some large pieces and their was a hole running through the antler when I cut it so I just followed the hole. You can manipulate where you drill, but not with these pieces. In person they almost look like ivory, so they may get sent out for some laser work. The rest of this rack may get slabbed for knife handles.

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    All the antler I have had a go with, roe deer and red deer, have a porous centre that makes them pretty much uselss forturning. These look different. What were they from?

    Pete

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