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Don Barnhill

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  1. Well Hello!!! I thought this site was gone. The last time I tried to log on I was told it no longer existed. Imagine my surprise when in the course of looking for info I found a link to this page. Now I have to re-learn how to do things here. Here is a photo of one of my Antler knife handles...I hope I have this sized right
  2. Hello! I live about 30 miles west of Wilmington, NC. I carve antler as one of my mediums. Please share your work. I'm sure everyone here would love to see it.
  3. Beautiful work. Hey ya'll. Been a while since I was on here. I'm catching up on what you have all been doing.
  4. I've been looking at a Turbocarver with great interest. I want a high speed tool for carving bone and antler as well as wood. I don't have a clue as to which is the best. Any thoughts?
  5. Michiel, Sorry to hear about the floods. Glad to hear that all are well. I like the antler work as I do some myself. What kind of tools do you use to work the Antler? I use a Dremel tool (rotary tool) with a carbide burr and finish with hand tools. Mostly I use an engravers tool for scraping as it hold an edge for a long time when used in antler. Thanks for sharing the photo's.
  6. This Owl has been visiting me in the mornings when I go outside. Monday it watched me grill steaks at about 11:oo AM. It watched me load my lawn mower and string trimmer in the trailer on Wednesday and today I saw it fly into a tree at the rear of my house and I walked outside with the camera. It let me get to within 10 feet and snap all the photo's I wanted too. Seems strange that it isn't afraid of me.
  7. Very nice. I tried the basket weave with dreadful results. Guess I need to practice a lot. Great piece, thanks for the photo's.
  8. Beautiful job as usual. Thanks for sharing with us.
  9. Here is the cane I am making for myself. Made many for others, so now it is my turn. Please bear in mind that the carvings are not finished. First face is about 2 inches by 1 inch, next one is about 3 inches tall.
  10. Don't know why it wouldn't post the photo. But here goes again.
  11. Carved this piece of deer antler a while back. Did a lot of hand finish work using a graver as a scraper and some home made tools. The rough out was done with a Dremel tool and a carbide burr.
  12. Thanks for sharing the technique. I wondered what "Doming" was. Might just have to try this. So far my one attempt at engraving has been a Tsuba for a Tanto I made a few years ago.
  13. Beautiful job, as usual. Thanks for sharing.
  14. I'd be very happy if I had carved that piece. Good job and thanks for sharing.
  15. As always I am amazed by the talent of Cornel. Beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing.
  16. Really nice carving. AND I learned something too. How to make the eyes using a rod. WOW, who knew.
  17. Very nice. I like the outdoors and we see many Herons and Egrets here in NC.
  18. OOPS!! Didn't realize that this photo of the face is the rough carving, before any cleanup or polish. Sorry bout that.
  19. This is my latest work. I started it before I got Staph infection in July. Been a long process just being able to walk again. Anyway, the knife has a deer antler handle with my trademark mountain man face carved on the crown. The blade is laminated and I think very nice. I made and carved the display stand. Sorry about the pictures, the knife has been sold and I can not take anymore photo's.
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