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267806 RH <rhhutchins@h...> 2019‑02‑07 All This Talk about Antlers . . .
. . .  has me wondering what tools you guys use to cut and shape it.  As 
I mentioned in a post some time back, I have some whitetail antler that 
I found as shed.  I intend to use it as handles for fire starting 
strikers.  I've already cut it to various lengths and await the arrival 
of a roundtuit to drill the pieces and glue in the shafts.  Can this 
drill be done with a galoot eggbeater or should one consider one of 
those evil, electrickery rotating, spinning, whirring, and noise making 
instruments of Satan?

Bob Hutchins
Temple, TX, USA
who started a separate thread so as to avoid hijacking the one about 
guitars and bones
267807 scott grandstaff <scottg@s...> 2019‑02‑07 Re: All This Talk about Antlers . . .
Hey Bob
  Its bone. So its harder than most wood, but softer than nearly any metal.
Think maybe soft aluminum. Any metalworking tool works a treat.
So sure, eggbeater with a twist bit.
File, either coarse or fine.  easy peasy

  Warning, if you sand or grind bone with a powered device, well nobody 
needs to tell you its dangerous.
One whiff and you are out the door on your own! 
peeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyuuuuuuuw!! haahah

  Use powerful air control. I wouldn't even trust a respirator on this 
one. I want exhaust.   :)
   yours scott

    Scott Grandstaff
    Box 409 Happy Camp, Ca  96039

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