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HopHound12 04-16-2013 05:35 PM

DIY Deer Antler Tap Handles
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Just finished my frigidaire 4.4 kegerator conversion. Bought some fittings online and made tap handles from a set of antlers that I got several years ago. Yes, it's a smaller deer but any bigger and I didn't think they would look right. My project kegerator is finally complete!

SPR-GRN 04-16-2013 05:48 PM

sweet.. although I'd be worried about stabbing my hand when going for a pint (after having a few that is).

bknifefight 04-16-2013 06:54 PM

It looks nice.
A buck that small is legal to shoot in FL?

webby45wr 04-16-2013 07:12 PM

Nice idea! I usually give my dog antler sheds I find, but this may be a better idea for a few.

Old_E 04-16-2013 07:35 PM


Originally Posted by bknifefight (Post 5114061)
It looks nice.
A buck that small is legal to shoot in FL?

Of course. You can shoot any size here (not spotted fawns). Damn things don't get that big either... typically.

unionrdr 04-16-2013 08:03 PM

Liike up here,you can shoot a spike buck as well. I'd have cut the points off.

HopHound12 04-16-2013 08:19 PM

Ya the points almost get in the way when you pull for a draft but it's not too bad. If I were to re-do them I'd have the antlers facing a little more to the rear. I've got plenty more lying around though so I might make a new set sometime down the road.

JUST_BREW_IT 04-16-2013 08:40 PM

Really a little fork horn that was just splitting off of his spikes would be ideal. Of course those bucks aren't in our man't program up here :D.

If you have any big sheds where the G2's carry serious mass, that would look really awesome to have that one mega tine as a tap handle. Especially if they came from different deer, with different character.

Really good idea though

mendozer 12-02-2013 05:06 PM

i just got some of my own. How did you drill the holes in the bone? 3/8" bit slowly then glue the brass insert in there?

Pumpkinman906 12-02-2013 11:33 PM

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Jigged on drill press, slow drilled, epoxy with lots of buffer to encapsulate inserts. These are 3 years old.

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