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made this out of some antlers

Step 1: Cut the Antlers Off the Skull.

Carefully remove the antlers from the skull with the band saw... MAKE SURE YOU ARE EXTREMELY CAREFUL it is very easy to have a accident and have to go to the ER.... it happened to me while making it.. gave me 6 stiches.

Step 2: Cut the Hole in the Antler.

After you carefully take the antlers off, make the hole for the ring... this can be done using a dremel tool or a drill press.

Step 3: Cut the Desired Thickness and Sand

After making the ring hole, cut it the desired thickness with either the band saw or a hand saw.. then sand it to make it somewhat round

Step 4: Finish It Up

I then used the dremel tool with a sander drum bit to made the hole the right size, then I took the dremel tool with a sander disk and rounded it till it felt comfortable
Looks a lot like my first one.
It can as it's actually slightly burning the surface.
Thank you for the tip.. I made myself a leather wheel... and used the drill press... the wheel doesn't look pretty but it got the job done.. thanks again!?
<p>I got stitches making my Instructable salvaging LCDs.</p><p>Darn power tools bite. </p>
<p>I know, you think you have them trianed and then they turn on you... lol</p>
What? No contest for oops?<br>If you burnish the surfaces, polish by abrasion, leather wheel, it fills the pores. If you don't have a leather wheel, it can be done on a piece of of soft wood.
<p>Sadly no..lol I am unfamiliar with the burnishing, what does it do..? This is my first time making something out of antlers.</p>
It's polishing by friction heating. It can be done with most organic solids. Take a round piece of wood and mount it in a drill or lathe. Put it on medium low speed. Press your item into it. The friction and heat will seal and polish the work item. I suggest you start with a scrap piece to practice. You can also do it with a leather covered block. Wearing gloves is advised. Take your time, if you get the antler to hot it may shatter.
<p>Okay thank you for explaining it to me, will it change the color of the piece..? </p>
When you said &quot; warning graphic images &quot; I thought you meant the deer skull then I saw the cut and about puked
<p>Sorry about that.. </p>
Nice cut! did you have to seal the ring one you were finished?
Thanks! No it seems to be naturally sealed. if it presents a problem I will... but since it is natural antlers it should be fine. Thanks for the comment!

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