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  1. DarrenK

    Deer Antler

    Thanks lads , that's great info. The piece of antler I used was quite old, have now acquired some fresh stuff to try my hand at . I've also heard deer bone is good to carve ?
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    New year greeting from Tokyo Japan

    ! Ako-chan is Awesome !
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    What are you working on....?

    Hi Andrew, That's very cool ! Somewhere I have a large book on the construction of crossbows that I bought in London... what are the inlays made of? Not far to go then .... 😎
  4. DarrenK

    Deer Antler

    Hi Andrew, Good ideas , thanks . I've not carved a lot of antler before (2nd piece) and wondering if I have been too enthusiastic about boring out the inside materials? Antler is old and should be dry. Decided to stop while I was ahead and not try to carve any more detail... I have used paraffin on the finish and am pleased with the feel and look. Any other tips on carving/prepping antler? Cheers
  5. Hello carvers, Wondering what work you might have in progress leading in to Christmas? A perfect time for gifting treasures. I find I have to work on a few pieces at a time. Must stop me getting bored ... they seem to vie with one another to get finished first. Happy holidays 😎
  6. DarrenK

    Deer Antler

    Hi Janel, Thanks a lot for the info! I will definitely try the paraffin mix . And also the link shows some absolutely incredible jaw dropping carvings....I will finish some details before applying and let you know how it goes.(great idea to do a test first) This is such an amazing site .... full of amazing art and ideas. I wonder if there is any way to rekindle the fire ? Thank you for keeping this site going. Amazing commitment and dedication to the path . It was my light in the dark. 😎
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    Deer Antler

    Hi , Nearly finished deer antler carving. Noticing some small hairline cracks , does anyone know the best way to keep this from drying out and cracking more ? Hope everyone has a fantastic Christmas! 😎
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    antler engraving

    Hey Andrew, that's really cool ! It's great to see the roughed out process and detail , Id love to see some gothic crossbow too .....
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    Long time coming

    Some other bits ...
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    Long time coming

    Hi there, Made from beef bone for my daughter, with an opal for vision. ... been laying around unfinished for years with an unfortunate cracked piece in the tail. Felt good to pick up the tools again and finish it ! It's about 60 mm X 40mm. Cheers
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    Throwback Thursday (a day early)

    Awesome !!!!!!
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    Long time coming

    Hello all , Been ages since I've visited the carving path ..... There goes the rest of my day
  13. DarrenK

    The Eyes Have It

    I was given some ebony and antler from a work mate, i have had a lot of fun working with some different materials ( waiting for some paua )