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    Deer antler

    Does anyone have any special tips or tricks for turning a pen from deer antler? It is probably from a Mule Deer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Rodekohr View Post
    It is probably from a Mule Deer.
    Why, was he stuborn...
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    no silly he had big ears and hopped around and avery short stubby tail
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    The same ole stuff Chuck, light cuts, sharp tools. Antler some people say smells. Makes my future Son In Law gag!! To me it smells like a horse hoof as I am trimming or rasping it, so guess it is a smell I am used to. The hardest with any antler is drilling it straight. I have seen many jigs and do dads, I just eyeball it and hold it with slip joint pliers. Lift your drill bit often, I have a little wire brush on the drill press to clean the flutes on the bit, antler packs instead of cleans.
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    Mule's don't have antlers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post
    Mule's don't have antlers

    Sure they do, you just have to skin their ears!! Camo don't you know!!
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    could that be why we never see larry without a cap?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Noren View Post
    could that be why we never see larry without a cap?
    No that's not a mule
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    no silly he had big ears and hopped around and avery short stubby tail
    Nah, the hoppy ones with big ears and antlers are Jackalopes, silly. Good eatin' though, if you can catch one. You guys might see some out in the deserts of Arizona around Don's place in April. They were all over my part of New Mexico back when I lived there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Nah, the hoppy ones with big ears and antlers are Jackalopes, silly. Good eatin' though, if you can catch one. You guys might see some out in the deserts of Arizona around Don's place in April. They were all over my part of New Mexico back when I lived there.
    Yup that be a Jackalope. We have quite a few running around in the field to the north of my house. They tend to be a bit skidish though I think the cayotes, and bobcats got em scared.
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