Antler Ring *WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES*

Introduction: Antler Ring *WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES*

About: I am a Christian and Love my God! I am single, I live with my family. I was home schooled, I have my B.A. in Criminal Justice and I am working on getting my Masters. I do woodworking as a hobby, God has give...

made this out of some antlers

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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

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    13 Discussions

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    jmwells
    jmwells

    4 years ago

    Looks a lot like my first one.

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    jmwells
    jmwells

    4 years ago

    It can as it's actually slightly burning the surface.

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    man-after-Gods-own-heart
    man-after-Gods-own-heart

    Reply 4 years ago

    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!?

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    Josehf Murchison
    Josehf Murchison

    4 years ago

    I got stitches making my Instructable salvaging LCDs.

    Darn power tools bite.

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    man-after-Gods-own-heart
    man-after-Gods-own-heart

    Reply 4 years ago

    I know, you think you have them trianed and then they turn on you... lol

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    jmwells
    jmwells

    4 years ago

    What? No contest for oops?
    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.

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    man-after-Gods-own-heart
    man-after-Gods-own-heart

    Reply 4 years ago

    Sadly no..lol I am unfamiliar with the burnishing, what does it do..? This is my first time making something out of antlers.

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    jmwells
    jmwells

    Reply 4 years ago

    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.

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    man-after-Gods-own-heart
    man-after-Gods-own-heart

    Reply 4 years ago

    Okay thank you for explaining it to me, will it change the color of the piece..?

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    Watch me make
    Watch me make

    4 years ago

    When you said " warning graphic images " I thought you meant the deer skull then I saw the cut and about puked

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    discostu956
    discostu956

    4 years ago

    Nice cut! did you have to seal the ring one you were finished?

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    man-after-Gods-own-heart
    man-after-Gods-own-heart

    Reply 4 years ago

    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!