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DZ
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« on: December 07, 2006, 05:05:48 AM »

What are some prices you folks charge to repair antlers? Do you base it on so much per inch etc? I have never done it and have no idea what to charge.
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2006, 05:28:50 AM »

ive never done it myself but the going price in my area ia $10/inch
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2006, 07:17:05 AM »

I charge $25 per broken tine. I don't know what I would charge to do a whole antler - heck  I probably couldn't do it anyway.
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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2006, 07:56:34 AM »

$5 to $10 for supplies and then (your hourly rate) x the amount of time it takes you repair the antler.
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2006, 09:40:35 AM »

I know a guy that charges $25 per inch - he hates doing them, LOL.
I charge $30 for the first tine, $20 each additional. I don't like doing them either, if they didn't like it, they shouldn't have shot it.
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2006, 02:00:06 PM »

I charge $25. a inch, 8-12 months turn out. I charge $30. a inch 4-8 month turn out and $35. a inch for 1-4 month. I charge $40. a inch on any brow tine repair. It's not hard doing the repair, the hardest part is matching the colors.
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2006, 02:16:37 PM »

my taxidermist charget me a base on $20 then five dollars an inch added on.
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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2006, 05:04:38 PM »

$8 an inch....$25 minimum.
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2006, 11:03:11 PM »

$45 minimum., 15/In. If you charge by the tine, you might be repairing a 12" tine for pennies.
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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2006, 10:48:18 AM »

Everyone in my area charges by the tine, but after seeing the responses on here, I think I may just change how I charge. I don't mind the actual tine rebuilding, but I hate trying to get the color to match.
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« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2006, 02:06:08 PM »

repair broken tines are $15 per inch and staining is based on size of rack.
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« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2006, 02:40:59 PM »

I charge 50$ +5$per inch, the hardest part is blending the repairs. heres one the guy unknowingly drag it down the road for a ways before someone pulled him over . half one side was gone as well as part of the nose


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« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2006, 12:31:49 AM »

I just got done with my first repair. Fixed about 5 inches of a main beam and 5 in. of brow tine with apoxie sculpt. I did it in conjunction with a Euro mount and only charged the customer $160 for the whole thing. From the sounds of things, I probablly didn't get enough for my time. I am a bird taxidermist just getting going in some skull and antler mounting work. I will definitely agree with the fact that it is difficult to match the colors. I air brushed, stained, air brushed and stained again before I got it to look pretty close.
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« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2006, 10:02:02 AM »

I charge $40 for the first tine and $25 for each additinal point repaired.  These prices are for normal sized tines.  If the repair involves an extreemly long point or a main beem repair, then I charge more.  I basically won't quote a price on antler repair until I see the antlers.   
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« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2006, 01:27:52 PM »

I charge 2x the supplies plus my hourly shop rate for the time the repair took.
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