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Mini Alligator Skull.

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Hey all,

I recently saw a picture of an alligator skull somebody on here had carved out of moose antler, amazingly detailed! it looked like it could just jump off the table and bite you! It was about three inches long and didn't seem to have any porous bits in it, how did they do that? I thought even moose antler was somewhat porous on the inside. Anyway, I would LOVE to make one to add to my personal collection and was wondering what material would best suit the job, any ideas? If bone is the answer, what bone would give me the thickness I would need? Or would moose antler be better?

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Hi Josh

I missed the alligator skull but can tell you that Moose antler has a solid inside and can be carved. Elk and deer are porous inside. All the tips are solid on all antlers.The best part of moose antler is where it attaches to the skull.

Hope this helps

 

Bruce

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Thanks tom for putting up that link to the skull. I do not remember seeing it . In 06 I was working and just missed it. Great work and I really like it. Thanks for sharing and I will have to go back to the link and check it out again ,,, I want to do a skull ,, but I was thinking along the idea of a dragon.

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Tom thank you for finding the link! Yep that's exactly were I got the idea from. And ed, sounds like a really cool project! I would love to see some pictures of that as you work on it!

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