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Thread: Elk v Elk SilkSmoke

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    Default Elk v Elk SilkSmoke

    My newest adventure

    Elk Antler Handle that I was trying to decide on what to use for a base (antler MUST be sealed)
    Been sitting on the bench for a month or so
    I was out there yesterday working on a razor and I saw an Elk leg bone that I had processed years ago
    I cleaned off the shop gunk and the idea was hatched
    After the Epoxy dried I cut and fit the bone to the Antler
    Sanding and polishing brought out an almost Ivory like finish

    My friend Dan had sent me a few Synthetic knots to mess with, and I saved the best for this handle
    24mm SilkSmoke knot

    Didn't notice until after, the Bone Base has a deep 3D effect that looks like Clouds in the light
    I tried to catch the effect...
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    Looks great Glenn! All it needs is some scrimshaw to really set if off! (I'll keep that idea in the back of my mind for future use some day)
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    Yours is beautiful. How do you seal the antler? I actually was gonna make a topic about switching out a brush handle for antler when I saw your post. Any tips for a rookie brush guy?
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    Looks good Glen. I do like antler brushes, and nice dark colour on that one.
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    Epoxy in the Knot cup and the same with attaching the base, this seals the core

    I use Renaissance Wax for the body once everything is dry, but really it is the core that must be protected...
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    Now that is a genuine idea! I really like how you got that all to match. It looks Outstanding!
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