Using antler/Horn for slingshots?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by NytraM, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. NytraM

    NytraM New Member

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    Ok so i was in a rush so i didnt have a good look, but i was at the pet shop getting some dog food, and i noticed that they sell pieces of antler, including interesting forks, i assumed as dog chews.<br><br>They seemed hard and dried, the stuff in the core was dry and and looked like a lattice of holes<br><br>Does anyone know what processes these horns may have gone through, maybe boiled or something, whether theyd be robust enough to take theraband (i usually use single bands for target shooting as opposed to power bands), what would i need to do with the stuff in the middle (remove it, maybe fill it with something, or leave it?) and is there any chance itll rot. <br><br>I heard horn is pretty nice to carve so im quite interested, and richmond park have informed me they dont touch the antlers as the deer come back to eat them<br><br>Even if it wont work as a catty theyd look nice as a stick handle, so any help would be much appreciated<br><br>
     
  2. theslingshotboy

    theslingshotboy New Member

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    They have been soaked in a chemical so that it can deform like clay when chewed by a dog
     

  3. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Wow! Wish I'd looked that up before giving it to my dogs. Just thought they'd dry them. Thanks for the info!<br>Really like the crutch-shot in u your avitar too, by the way.</span>
     
  4. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Hi BTW,<br>As you know, i got two dogs. After reading the post above i made some search on the net for more than one hour. I never found something like they are soaked in chemicals. You may be interessted reading <a href="https://www.antlerdogchews.co.uk/index.php?route=information/information&information_id=14" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">THIS</a>. I keep giving it to Mia and i can tell, she loves it.
     
  5. theslingshotboy

    theslingshotboy New Member

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    They dont have to tell you because its not considered an ingridient if the didnt soak it in the chemical the dogs wouldnt like it because it would hurt their teeth
     
  6. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5">???<br>I just gave a link to someone who got dogs too. He can watch it or not, that' s his choice. I think you got to chill out boy...
     
  7. A little off what you guys were talking about here but I have been planning on making a slingshot with an arm brace out of antler. I hope it comes out cool.
     
  8. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Sure it will be great. I saw something like that in a movie but instead of a slingshot, it was on a gun. You know, those old guns. I think it is called"musle loader" or someting like that. Anyways, i am sure it will be awsome. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"><br>The movie is "Brotherhood of the Wolf". Here are the pics i have found.<br><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-hk2Lv5jfSUg/UIJ07fGZRfI/AAAAAAAAAso/kgzXc5s9m14/s640/Brotherhood%2520of%2520the%2520Wolf.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6Dr7dzG9Eso/UIJ1AMN0XMI/AAAAAAAAAs0/L_SA3B0U3vw/s271/Brotherhood%2520of%2520the%2520Wolf1.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>I am not sure if it is antler or wood.
     
  9. Been so long since I have seen that movie I can't remember, with the curve to the stock one would think it is horn but I could be wrong.
     
  10. DeadBunny

    DeadBunny New Member

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    The curve on the stock is wood. It's a gun made for a one armed man, the curve wraps around his arm to brace for the recoil.

    I just got some antlers sent to me and still trying to figure out how best to make slingshots out of them.


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