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    Bark or no Bark?

    Where would the clip look best?
    With the Antler Bark visible under the clip or with the Antler Bark hidden?

    Les





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    I like the look and feel of the bark. Also wouldn't put the clip there as it is a slight indention and it might compromise the clip's ability to clip.
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    Maybe you could position it to be percieved as 'ergonomic'?

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    Les,
    I'm cutting way back on my pen making, but love to do antler... can't keep them in stock... I usually put my clips on a straight side... leave the bark visible. Seems to enhance the sales a little. Those are some really nice turning... how do you finish yours... I usually don't put anything on them, unless I'm into the marrow, then I'll use cA to smooth the marrow... otherwise, I wet sand to about 12000, then sometimes I'll use
    either a plastic polish or sometimes just a bar of hard carnuba.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Ellis View Post
    Les,
    I'm cutting way back on my pen making, but love to do antler... can't keep them in stock... I usually put my clips on a straight side... leave the bark visible. Seems to enhance the sales a little. Those are some really nice turning... how do you finish yours... I usually don't put anything on them, unless I'm into the marrow, then I'll use cA to smooth the marrow... otherwise, I wet sand to about 12000, then sometimes I'll use
    either a plastic polish or sometimes just a bar of hard carnuba.
    Chuck,

    I just sand to 400x, buff with super fine steel wool and polish with Hut Ultra Gloss.
    For the marrow antler I use Thin CA first and then finish with Med CA, sand to 400x, buff with super fine steel wool and polish with Hut Ultra Gloss.

    Works great for me!

    Les
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    Thanks Guys and Gals for all your input, it is appreciated.
    I will be placing the clips in a position that will show off the bark.

    Les
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