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Deer Antler Runes by LadyRavenhawk Deer Antler Runes by LadyRavenhawk
So I've really gotten into making crafts (especially pagan-themed ones). This is a rune set that I made out of deer antler. :D
They're made by slicing the antlers (not as easy as it sounds) and then burning the rune symbols into them.
Warning: Should you attempt this yourself, I suggest cutting and burning in a well-ventilated area. Not because it's harmful, but it kind'a smells funny when you're cutting and burning. (the smell is gone after they cool)
I'm also selling these in my ebay store : [link]
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YabyumRowanroot Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Artisan Crafter
beautiful !
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angrboda555 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
wow so cool!!!
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thugrocker332 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
sweet
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ego-sum-paganus Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Sweet
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conallwolf Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Just fyi, I suggest wearing a dust mask when you cut them. I believe that inhaling the dust can be potentially harmful. I've made knife handles, etc, and it seems like the older the antler is the more dust it kicks out when you cut it.

Just my two cents. And nice work by the way.
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LadyRavenhawk Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the tip! I was working outside on a fairly breezy day (not downwind) and I think it was okay, but you're probably right. I should probably wear a dust mask. I wonder if my husband has one I can steal... *ponder*
Thanks!
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UrnesAshTree Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
Do you cut them by hand or with power tools?

I've been using a hand saw for mine, and while it doesn't smell, it does take forever!!
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LadyRavenhawk Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I use a dremel rotary tool with a reinforced cutting bit. Like a hot knife through butter. The smell is (in my opinion) a bit unpleasant, but it makes the job sooooooo much easier. I got my dremel from wal-mart (with the bits) for about 50 bucks. I bought the plug-in one so that I don't have to worry about batteries dying and all that jazz. The time you save really does make it worth the investment.
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UrnesAshTree Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Thanks so much for the info! I've been looking into getting a new dremel since our broke, and my arms definitely thank you! LOL
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LadyRavenhawk Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL. I know what you mean - the first cut I made on these was with a hacksaw. It took me two and a half hours (once you include all the breaks and the arm-shaking-it-out). That's when I said screw it and bought the dremel. Make sure you get the reinforced cutting bits - I don't think the emery board ones (or whatever the hell those are) will do it. I know I went through a couple of the reinforced ones while making this set. Best of luck to you! Blessed Be.
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UrnesAshTree Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
Thank you so very much, you've been a big help!
May you be blessed with endless inspiration!!
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deoxymelt Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
That's a really great idea! There are so many deer bones in my area...this is such a great way to recycle them. I might have to try something like this in the future.
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LadyRavenhawk Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
If you do, be sure to share the result with everyone. I'm sure that other types of bones could be used for this as well. :)
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