I acquired a set of mule deer antlers that have very small cracks on the surface in several spots. I was wondering what could be used to fill in these slight cracks. Love the forum, look forward to this and other topics! Steve
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Steve there is many different ways here: First you can use any type of sculpting epoxy sold on the market today and rub it into the cracks. Also before that I would tint the epoxy with some tempra paint or even pastel chalk powder. Next to that Steve from Epo-Grip has some great epoxy for antlers and they come in two different colors and each has it own set up time. Click on the link here and either give him a call or e-mail him.
After that's all done you may have to restain the set but you won't know till all the repairs are done to know for sure if it needs it.
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Steve, I've done it a few ways but had the best results with glazing puddy (the type from hardware stores used to seal windows, white). After rubbing it into the cracks clean it off of the surface of the antlers, let cure and stain with thinned oil paints. Enjoy, Aaron H.
Go to the hardware store and ask for this product. Not sure I spelled it right. It is a water based putty, comes in a powder form. It is already tinted a light brown and will except stains or paint. works great.
Thanks all who offered help. I finally figured out how to search the archive. My problem now is dealing with my wife who wants her turn on the computer.