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    It has been a very long time since I was on the forum, every thing has changed. I don\'t even know if this needs to be a new thread. Some one tell me if I am wrong.

    My question is about an old moos shed that is rough from exposure to weather. Should it be sanded smooth or cleaned some way before begin carving?

    This is my first attempt at antler or bone, years of wood carving. Thanks or any help,
    captboba

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    Re: questions about moose antler carving

    Wash it off, scrub it thoroughly. Sanding might leave sand grains behind = don\'t need to hit those with good edges.
    There\'s a successful antler carver working down my street. 100% power carving with a Dremel then a lot of pyro (stinky!). I don\'t think that he does any prep at all, other than the artwork.
    Lots of cutouts, etc. By successful, I mean that he sells it all.
    Brian T

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      Re: questions about moose antler carving

      I agree about the sanding: don\'t!! If you do use power carving, please wear a decent dust mask and do it outside. Antler dust is hazardous to your health. Same for pyro on it - outside and wear a good mask.

      Claude
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        Re: questions about moose antler carving

        Local guy has a darn good exhaust system within an inch(!) of where he\'s working. Same for the stinky pyro. $350 - $700 apiece says it all.
        Brian T

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          Re: questions about moose antler carving

          Thanks for all your helpful advice. I plan to use air power and have a made dust collector with triple filters. It is on casters so easy to move outside. I hope to make my first attempt this week. Will try to keep you informed. Bob

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