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I'll go ahead and post the series of pics for this since I think I'm relatively close to completion. I have initial basecoat of stain started,........still need to finish candle holder and some other minor details but the main body of the carving is complete. Hope you guys enjoy.

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Nicely done. What kind of tools do you use to carve it? And how to you counteract the smell while working? Carving that much antler has to stink.
 

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I carve in front of a box vent. Works great for dust and smell. Thanks for comments.,.............. Oh, dremel and foredom with carbide bits.
 

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What a great carving! I had to search to find out what a Mail Pouch Barn was.

I can see some sketchings on the uncarved/partially-carved antler. Are you working from a painting/picture/sketch?
 

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Nicely done, congrads I envy you there been able getting some nice antler :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
 

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Wow!!!!! Just plain awesome!!!!
I like it a lot. Nice detail. Thanks for sharing.
 

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What a great carving! I had to search to find out what a Mail Pouch Barn was.

I can see some sketchings on the uncarved/partially-carved antler. Are you working from a painting/picture/sketch?
Not working from anything special, I did a rough sketch of the barn just to get my image where I wanted it on the palm of the antler and then just "draw" directly on the antler from there.
 

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Very nice.Always emjoyed carving myself but could not spend much time at it since I made a living at woodworking and it was not profitable in this area.Maybe one of these days i'll get back to it.
 

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Very nice.Always emjoyed carving myself but could not spend much time at it since I made a living at woodworking and it was not profitable in this area.Maybe one of these days i'll get back to it.

Well,............if I could make a living doing something I half way thought was I hobby or enjoyable I would do it too. I envy the guys that do. I've yet to sell anything but haven't tried either. Really haven't done that many pieces is another reason perhaps.,................but I do love to do it so I guess I'll keep pluggin.

Thanks for the comments, -Aaron
 

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Aaron that truly is a work of art.
I'd love to know your technique on cutting it out and carving.
Did you use a scroll saw for the cutouts? Then a power grinder like a dremel For the details?
I'd love to try one once. Just don't want to ruin a nice horn.
Great work man!!!!!
 
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