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Show us what you made with your antlers
« on: March 13, 2011, 09:59:07 AM »
  I'm gonna start this topic with a lamp that I just made, took about 4 hours and cost about 20.00, one of the ways that I spend time when the weather is bad or cant get out doors,  it makes it easier to take a day off work to go horn hunting, post pictures of lamps, coat racks, knife handles,anything that your proud of from antlers that you find, also I'm looking for new ideas and this is a good place to start.
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RE: Show us what you made with your antlers
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2011, 10:04:16 AM »
just the thought of drilling or cutting a shed makes me  :'(.  looks good tho! as bad as it sounds i would rather pay big money for one then hurt my own babies! :chuckle: They look much more comfortable in stacks in the corner of my man cave.

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RE: Show us what you made with your antlers
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2011, 12:59:52 PM »
I make a couple piles around the house. I always tell my wife ive just got to find a few more then i'll make something. I just cant bring myself to cutting or drilling into one.
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RE: Show us what you made with your antlers
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2011, 01:43:36 PM »
I make a couple piles around the house. I always tell my wife ive just got to find a few more then i'll make something. I just cant bring myself to cutting or drilling into one.

Amen to that!
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RE: Show us what you made with your antlers
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2011, 01:50:47 PM »
A candle holder.  Kinda gay but the wife and her friends love it.   :chuckle:
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RE: Show us what you made with your antlers
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2011, 02:09:09 PM »
Here is a few items, from key chains to lamps. I made the big deer lamp along time ago and it has seen better days and I didnt hide the wire, but its still cool.

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RE: Show us what you made with your antlers
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2011, 03:43:02 PM »
The lamps look great!
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RE: Show us what you made with your antlers
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2011, 06:17:26 PM »
I have people I know that ask why I don't make something out of all my horns but like most of the other guys on here I can't bare the thought of hurting one of them. :'(

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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2011, 06:38:15 PM »
I have people I know that ask why I don't make something out of all my horns but like most of the other guys on here I can't bare the thought of hurting one of them. :'(

You sound like my buddy, he would rather buy a few from ebay to build a lamp before he drills into his own, but trust me it gets easy when they are flowing out of you doors and you have them shuffed in every corner. I have used my own antlers on all my projects and it hasnt maid a dent on the stash. Plus you can go out next year and replace them. I have also givin away a crap load. I do regret selling about 300 pounds back 2004, I had some good sheds I wish I still had!

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RE: Show us what you made with your antlers
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2011, 06:52:00 PM »
Very nice work guys!! danderson would you call that a scratch post for the chickens?? :chuckle:

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RE: Show us what you made with your antlers
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2011, 07:20:51 PM »
I used to feel that way to, and I have a few choice monsters that I would never alter, but I have a large pile of bone and starting to trip over the dang things.

Maybe you can use them to make a fence for your chicken coop....   :chuckle:  Nice pile of antlers, and good looking chickens.

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RE: Show us what you made with your antlers
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2011, 07:23:29 PM »
Good work guys! I would like to make a cribbage board if I'm lucky enough to find a large elk shed. ;)
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RE: Show us what you made with your antlers
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2011, 07:42:58 PM »
I have people I know that ask why I don't make something out of all my horns but like most of the other guys on here I can't bare the thought of hurting one of them. :'(

You sound like my buddy, he would rather buy a few from ebay to build a lamp before he drills into his own, but trust me it gets easy when they are flowing out of you doors and you have them shuffed in every corner. I have used my own antlers on all my projects and it hasnt maid a dent on the stash. Plus you can go out next year and replace them. I have also givin away a crap load. I do regret selling about 300 pounds back 2004, I had some good sheds I wish I still had!
  If they really bother you stuffed in every corner of your house, you could just give me what you find this year and then you wont have so many.
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RE: Show us what you made with your antlers
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2011, 07:47:38 PM »
What is the market on "raw horn"? And who do you sell too?
I have a few in the yard that the squirrels are eating, maybe I should bring them inside.

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RE: Show us what you made with your antlers
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2011, 09:39:50 PM »
The trick to making a lamp or coat rack look good takes time and it took me years of collecting before I felt ready to make a lamp, I started with a how to tape I picked up at one of those sportsman shows, the finished product should look  like a unaltered natural shed antler, that looks as good as the day you found it.

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RE: Show us what you made with your antlers
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2011, 10:07:59 PM »
One of our members did a christmas tree with them last year and shared a few pics on here. Can't remember who though. (I think it was this site)....turned out awesome. If I remember right he didnt drill any of them. I think he just intertwind them together.....about 5' or 6' feet tall.
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Re: Show us what you made with your antlers
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2011, 08:16:58 AM »
I've made a couple things, here's a lamp I did last year. I really took my time to make it as nice as it could be. The drilling is the hard part, I broke a bit and almost got it stuck, Getting the color of the putty right is key. I think this one would sell but I'm not ready to part with it.

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Re: Show us what you made with your antlers
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2011, 08:19:06 AM »
I love the Euro mounted on the shed. thats sweet.
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Re: Show us what you made with your antlers
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2011, 08:22:05 AM »
Maybe next time I'll make a powder measure for the muzzleloader or something like that. Nice trinkets.

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Re: Show us what you made with your antlers
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2011, 08:22:43 AM »
I love the Euro mounted on the shed. thats sweet.
That is sweet, I might try that today since it's pissing rain... shop day with sheds!

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Re: Show us what you made with your antlers
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2011, 08:24:44 AM »
Hey Wastick, How did you attach that to the wall? Dremal a notch to fit over a screw?
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Re: Show us what you made with your antlers
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2011, 08:33:39 AM »
VERY nice! you can't even tell anythings there. Wish I had more sheds.....
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Re: Show us what you made with your antlers
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2011, 09:27:45 AM »
I love the Euro mounted on the shed. thats sweet.

 :yeah:  Nice!

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Re: Show us what you made with your antlers
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2011, 12:52:59 PM »
Yeah i think i might make an afternoon project outta my euro mounts :drool:
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Re: RE: Show us what you made with your antlers
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2011, 07:07:44 PM »
Good work guys! I would like to make a cribbage board if I'm lucky enough to find a large elk shed. ;)

you can get creative with cribbage boards. That is my dads favorite thing to make. Here is one he made for me out of two deer sheds. He likes to use elk and moose sheds though. He made one for UncleBuck on this site too. That was out of one deer shed. Maybe he can post it.
Right on Slinger! Your Dad does some nice work! I can't wait until the elk start dropping bone!
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