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Antler Pyrography

falcon45

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Just starting to learn how to burn symbols into deer antler. I am making pins and necklaces for my friends. I am using a Razertip SS D10 burner.
To make a pin, slice off a piece of deer antler & hot glue the pin to the back of the antler. Sand the front of the pin smooth, & then start burning. The necklaces are made from antler tips, or miscellaneous pieces. I use paracord without the 7 strands in it.
Thanks for looking.
-Falcon45
 

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Aussie123

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Nice work mate.

Are those traditional designs you have used ? Do they have a particular meaning of significance ?
 

falcon45

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Nice work mate.

Are those traditional designs you have used ? Do they have a particular meaning of significance ?

Two symbols are Native American. The bird is the Thunderbird.....representing power and strength. The circular symbol is the Medicine Wheel...representing health and healing.
The symbol with the 3 dots and 3 slashes I think is a Viking symbol representing the sun.
Hope this helps.
 
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Wentworth

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Thanks for posting Falcon45, that looks great. And a serious looking unit too. My one just looks like a soldering iron!
 

big pete

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You really don't find it smells? Every time I grind antler in the shed my missus gives me so much grief ! ☺
 

falcon45

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You really don't find it smells? Every time I grind antler in the shed my missus gives me so much grief ! ☺

Well Big Pete, all I can tell you is that I'm just burning a tiny bit of the surface of the antler. I don't know how much antler you grind off on your projects.
 

DuncanJac

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It looks so cool! Great handwork, we could sell these things. Where can I find the same burner ?
 

jjmatthew95

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Cute little things. I also do pyrography. Bro there are many options on the internet where you can buy burners. Google it. If you are engaged at the initial level, then you do not have to have professional and expensive burners.
Buy yourself a couple of nice simple and convenient burners. For example I took some of them after I saw them on https://toolschief.com/best-wood-burning-tool/ and I really liked them. I also recently upgraded my inventory and bought myself a bunch of wood to work with. I don't want to burn on the antlers, because when I see them, I can't help but remember the poor deer. To be honest, I feel uneasy, but in the finished form it looks pretty cool.
 
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