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    Deer antler kilt pin

    I ordered up some artificial jade for the two sgian dubhs I am making (See that thread http://www.xmarksthescot.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=26498)

    Thought it would be interesting to see how it polishes up before I finish the blades. So I glued an offcut onto an antler tip, ground it to shape on a belt sander then used 320, 400 grit paper and 600 grit wet/dry. Finally polished with a felt wheel and polishing compound on my Dremel tool. Here's the finished look. Still have to add two 1/4 in rare earth magnets to the back for fastening without a pin.

    Pin is 3 3/4" overall and 1" across the widest part of the top.





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    Very Nice looking! Where do you get your supply of antler?

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    That would look sharp on my McDonald of the Isle hunting. I'm looking forward to seeing the sgian.

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    Looks great! What is your source for magnets?
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    That looks awesome! It would be so awesome to go hunting, and use something you actually caught, let alone wearing the kilt that you are going to wear it with. Did you catch that poor bugger?

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    Great looking kilt pin, wear it well.


    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan Hiker View Post
    Looks great! What is your source for magnets?
    I, for one have seen them at Lee Valley tools

    http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.a...=1,42363,42348

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    Very Nice looking! Where do you get your supply of antler?
    Antler tips came from my son's Father in Law.

    Looks great! What is your source for magnets?
    Found the magnets on Amazon.com from a company called Highland Woodwork. Thought that was an appropriate name.

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    Very nice work. I may have to go for a walk in the wood around here in the fall. That way I will not have to kill a deer to get the antlers. I believe in "If you shoot you clean it and then eat it!"

    Just my $0.02 worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawnesse View Post
    Very nice work. I may have to go for a walk in the wood around here in the fall. That way I will not have to kill a deer to get the antlers. I believe in "If you shoot you clean it and then eat it!"

    Just my $0.02 worth.
    hahaha! yeah, I didn't mean just shooting it for the antlers

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    That is very, very nice.

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