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Offline Mark Elliott

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Axis Deer Antler
« on: September 03, 2019, 10:44:46 PM »
Some of you may know that I had been looking for good deer antler for powder horn tips.    I ordered some grade A Axis deer antler sheds off of ebay.   I had previously cut up and drilled the antler and was very optimistic about it, but I just got around to turning it.   I wanted to report that I couldn't be more pleased.   The antler was dense, and even, and white all the way through.   It turned relatively easily for bone using cryogentically hardened HSS.   I finished it with just with a skew chisel and scrapers at about 1000 RPM and it looks like polished ivory.  I have attached a photo of an antler blank and the finished product.




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Re: Axis Deer Antler
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2019, 10:51:20 PM »
That turned out real nice!  Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Axis Deer Antler
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2019, 11:55:08 PM »
Axis antler is great to work with! Nice job on the tip.

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Re: Axis Deer Antler
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2019, 03:35:32 PM »
Wow Mark! Super stuff!
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Re: Axis Deer Antler
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2019, 03:40:06 PM »
  Does it take a stain.?

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Re: Axis Deer Antler
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2019, 05:30:45 PM »
  Does it take a stain.?

I haven't tried yet.  I will let you know when I do.

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Re: Axis Deer Antler
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2019, 10:32:17 PM »
It definitely looks quite nice, better than whitetail, IMHO.
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Re: Axis Deer Antler
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2019, 11:40:13 PM »
That's awesome Mark,...thanks for the follow up.

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Re: Axis Deer Antler
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2019, 07:44:30 PM »
Yep that axis antler is good stuff. I've found that moose antler can be really good also but you need to be able to pick your own.

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Re: Axis Deer Antler
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2019, 05:55:28 AM »
I'll have to look into getting some of the axis antler.  Like Mr Barker stated moose antler turns really nice too.   This tip is from some moose antler I had.   

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Re: Axis Deer Antler
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2019, 03:54:00 PM »
A small priming horn I fabricated from an axis shed I picked up in South Texas. Nothing fancy. But good antler to work with for sure!