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Old 04-16-2013, 05:35 PM   #1
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Default DIY Deer Antler Tap Handles

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!

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Old 04-16-2013, 05:48 PM   #2
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sweet.. although I'd be worried about stabbing my hand when going for a pint (after having a few that is).

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Old 04-16-2013, 06:54 PM   #3
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It looks nice.
A buck that small is legal to shoot in FL?

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

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

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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.

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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 .

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

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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?

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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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