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    Something a little different this time.
    This is the base of a small moose shed I found up in Alaska. this shed was laying in the moss and was likely a year old when I found it. The tines had been chewed down to nubs by porcupine and other rodents and had some moss growing on it which gave some green patina to the antler.
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    The bases are very dense and are rock solid, towards the center there is a small porous section which I stayed away from.

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    Machines and turns very nicely.

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    Over the years I have made a bunch of knife handles and pistol grips from this material. It is very dense with a warm feel like ivory. Something unique for sure.
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    Very nice & thank you for the progression photos.

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    Holy Cow! Looks excellent! Love the soft glow it has on the finish, and yes, it does look very much like ivory. I think I can see a bit of the moss staining too, which makes it have even more character. Nothing wrong with a little Moss, if you know what I mean!

    Love the shape you chose also. Great work.
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    "Hey Rocky...wanna see me pull a rabbit out of my hat?"

    I'd much rather see a beautiful brush..that's awesome!
    Congratulations and enjoy!

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    That is an awesome brush. WOW! I have some old antler at home. I am wanting to get a brushed turned in part from the antler. Perhaps it will be just antler.
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    Beautiful brush, and loved the photos. Well done.
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    Thanks Gentleman !
    It is really cool material to work with , feels and works just like a nice hunk of ivory and of course has its natural defects that add character. I was shooting for removal of all the outer natural edge on this one , but decided not to push it and left a little of the outside edge on one side. One of those know when to say when deals.

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    Thanks Harrywally, the shape is a variation of my usual. I tried to look at what other brush makers were turning , and have attempted to do something a little different so I am not copying others work...as much as possible anyway. On such a small work piece there are likely similar designs out there, but tried for something different anyway. A design/shape that is very similar to the calls I am use to turning, and hopefully unique to my work.
    In honor of forum rules Ill leave it at that hahaa

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    I take inspiration from others, as well as shapes I see in everyday life. I also outright copy, because some shapes are just perfect for brush handles, but I usually give credit where credit is due.
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    Wow that is an amazing brush and fine job on it!
    Thanks for posting it

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    Wonderful brush, thanks for sharing the pics!

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