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« on: January 05, 2011, 06:48:11 PM »

i had this set brought in this year for a mount it had the right antler broken off above the brow point , the customer wanted me to rebuild it , this is what i have so far i will post more pictures when complete
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2011, 07:02:15 PM »

Hey,, that looks like the problem set I have,,, looking forward to the progress.

What matireals are you using?

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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2011, 08:36:45 PM »

rick, on this set the repair is a casting off another rack i had ,it is attached to the real antler with steel rods and Fiberglas resin the final detail is done with apoxie sculpt ,i still have to add a g4 point to the repair side per a trail camera pic the customer had of the buck before he broke the antler
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2011, 09:04:22 PM »

Awesome!!! That will be one happy customer.
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2011, 09:09:09 PM »

Very nice,, when are you fixing mine??? lol
I don't have another to make a cast from.
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2011, 09:17:34 PM »

Don't feel bad Rick, I don't either. I have a 160's 10pt to do. It is broke off just above the brow as well.
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2011, 09:23:01 PM »

How are you guys determining pricing on such in depth reconstructions? I get roughly $50 per tine, but I've never had an inquiry on something that large.
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2011, 11:46:29 PM »

Nice repair I did my first one on a Texas buck that was broken just in front of the g2 with Apoxie sculpt and threaded rod it was a learning experience but fun to do 
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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2011, 04:54:11 AM »

Great looking repairs!
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2011, 08:32:37 AM »

nice!
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« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2011, 09:12:48 AM »

as far as pricing a repair like this a told the customer $300 i figure i will have around 5 hours in it.  if i had to buy the materials specificly for this job i would have charged more,  but my son Ben Jones replicaracks.com already had all the materials on hand for the molding and casting. i understand what you guys are saying about not have a antler to cast for the repair, out of the hundred deer i took in this season, i only had one that i felt was a close enough match.
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« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2011, 03:46:06 PM »

Most who do that kind of repair, charge by the inch.  Some where in the $10 per inch range, some lower and some higher.
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« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2011, 04:01:52 PM »

Great work on those repairs
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« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2011, 08:32:08 PM »

I find that coloring the rack is the hardest part.
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« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2011, 02:18:10 PM »

here is the finished antler ended up having about 4 hours in it total start to finish
  


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