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Thread: What to do with extra deer antlers? Cool projects welcome!

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    Lightbulb What to do with extra deer antlers? Cool projects welcome!

    I have a small 8 point with 3.5 in g2's i killed him when i was a teenager, and his trophy value as a wall hanger has lost much of it's value to me. It was meant to be a euro mount in the beginning but the dogs got to it first and chewed most of his nose off, so it's just a thick chewed up skull with little ol antlers on it. It is too small to make a decent pair of rattling antlers. I need the space on the wall for other deer also. Does anyone have any ideas for a home project to make out of the antlers? I don't really wanna cut em up for knife handles or anything. Maybe a toilet paper holder? Let me get some ideas from you guys!

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    I make Euro mounts with artifical skulls, I could do it for you antlers if you send them to me.

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    He is mounted currently in a euro with a chewed off skull, I am looking to turn him into something creative since he is a small buck and i need him off the wall to make space for his bigger brethren. I have seen lamps made from them or a gun rack or something. Thanks for the offer though.
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    Still think you should use the horns for marshmallow sticks

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    Make a lamp with the antler or even better a chandelier!
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    I think you should dip them in camo! I dipped a few of my own in a grass pattern, and a hard wood pattern. I am currently dipping a few in some new camo film I just got.
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    Best ceiling display I've seen was the old Lone Star brewery museum in San Antonio....cowboys could bring in a set of horns in exchange for a free beer. Before long the entire place was covered with antlers.


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    Sometimes they can be used as/with a basket for the handle. Or possibly a handle for a wooden box containing some of your bow equipment/tools.
    Depending on how much curve they have there might be a knife handle or two in the material you have.
    Could you post a photo?

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    cabinet or other door handles. accents on a lamp. upside down as legs on a chip bowl. back scratcher for Kandice
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    Here's what one guy did in his garage...




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    As a tall guy who has bumped his head wayyy to many times, those ceiling mounted racks are scary!

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    I cut the bases off some sheds I found and used them as handles for my fireplace poker, ash scoop etc. They look alot better with my rock fireplace than the black or brass handles.
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    Ahh getting some good ideas....keep em rolling guys and thanks!
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    My friend used to buy bags of deer horn and make pipes out of them!! Tobacco pipes of course! A dremmel tool, some leather and he had nice pipes that he could sell at trade day for about $7 a pipe!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 91bravo View Post
    My friend used to buy bags of deer horn and make pipes out of them!! Tobacco pipes of course! A dremmel tool, some leather and he had nice pipes that he could sell at trade day for about $7 a pipe!!
    do you got any pics of this??
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    Quote Originally Posted by redneckone View Post
    Everyone look Kandice uses rage BH's!!!!! get her!!!
    LOL that's funny

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    No I don't have any pics, but he would use the brow tines and the G-tines and the sharp point was the sucking end, and he just drilled out a hole for the goods to go in, put a screen in it, wrapped leather lace around the ends and they looked pretty sharp! Smoked good too!
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    Where could i get screens from? a smoke shop?
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    not my idea, but thought it was neat. epoxy a threaded insert into a section of antler to use as a handle while sharpening broad heads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redneckone View Post
    Where could i get screens from? a smoke shop?
    Amazon sells them. You can get like a crap load of them for pretty cheap.

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    thanks...you know im sitting right beside you right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by redneckone View Post
    thanks...you know im sitting right beside you right?
    Its more fun to do it this way though.

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    I made a rattle bag out of some sheds I found just cut them up into like 2-3'' pieces and put them in a crown royal bag worked real good till I lost it
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