Deer Antler Key Chain




Introduction: Deer Antler Key Chain

I bought a new dremel 3000 and had extra deer antler. Also my key chain just broke all tools used came with my dremel tool a lot of the things I did to my antler tine are optional you can use your imagination but ill take you through the process on mine

Step 1: Antler

Find ,buy , or somehow obtain an antler it can be deer,elk,moose it does not matter. I used whitetail deer antler from a buck I took last fall .

Step 2: Own a Dremel Tool

You can use a dremel like I did or some other tool that most of you already have

Step 3: Cutter

This is what I used for cutting antler (it has a. Verry interesting smell while cutting I wouldn't suggest breathing it in ) find a piece you like on it and start to cut it off

Step 4: Engraver

I did some engraving on mine you don't have to but I also used my engraver as a drill for the hole to put the leather in for the keychain part

Step 5: Sanding

I did a small amount of sanding at the top of my keychain right where the keys go

Step 6: Leather

I used leather to hold the keys on the antler just use a drill or if your like me and don't own one use an engraver tip then run the leather through the hole and tie a knot after you add the keys


P.s. also can make for a good poker and scratcher
P.s.s also my first instructable :)



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    But once again total respect I may be wrong so

    I'm sorry I respect your opinion but I beg the differ. from nature is green I believe and a deer is defiantly natural . It wasn't plastic or anything harsh for the earth was it?

    Sorry it doesn't seem to me like this should be in the "green" project. Seems quite the oposite actually

    Thanks and that is a great idea like a bright hunter orange

    just a thought .. If you want to add a touch of color to your keychain, you can use your dremel to undercut your engraving slightly and then pack it with either sugru or a sugru substitute (plenty of Ibles on how to make your own) and once it hardens the undercut will keep the inlay from popping out.

    Nice job on your first Ible .. keep them coming.