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major antler repair in progress with finished photo

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by ljones, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. ljones

    ljones 1994 wasco award winner

    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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  2. RICKP

    RICKP Let'er Buck

    Re: major antler repair in progress

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

    What matireals are you using?

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  3. ljones

    ljones 1994 wasco award winner

    Re: major antler repair in progress

    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
     
  4. backcountrychad

    backcountrychad Active Member

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    Awesome!!! That will be one happy customer.
     
  5. RICKP

    RICKP Let'er Buck

    Re: major antler repair in progress

    Very nice,, when are you fixing mine??? lol
    I don't have another to make a cast from.
     
  6. Matt

    Matt New Member

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    Re: major antler repair in progress

    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.
     
  7. Randy Miller

    Randy Miller Active Member

    Re: major antler repair in progress

    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.
     
  8. Rhonda

    Rhonda Member

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    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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  9. coyote4

    coyote4 New Member

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    Great looking repairs!
     
  10. Re: major antler repair in progress

    nice!
     
  11. ljones

    ljones 1994 wasco award winner

    Re: major antler repair in progress

    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.
     
  12. dhart

    dhart Active Member

    Re: major antler repair in progress

    Most who do that kind of repair, charge by the inch. Some where in the $10 per inch range, some lower and some higher.
     
  13. srholmes30

    srholmes30 Living each and every day

    Re: major antler repair in progress

    Great work on those repairs
     
  14. livbucks

    livbucks Well-Known Member

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    I find that coloring the rack is the hardest part.
     
  15. ljones

    ljones 1994 wasco award winner

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

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  16. Icarus

    Icarus Something Witty

    Holy dang does that look real!

    I'm awfully tempted to go break a rack just so I can practice fixing it...
     
  17. zubba

    zubba New Member

    Very nice sir.
     
  18. dhart

    dhart Active Member

    I like very much! Great job.
     
  19. Michelle_Nelson

    Michelle_Nelson Bring on the Bears!

    That is really nice. What did you use to color the repair with?
     
  20. ljones

    ljones 1994 wasco award winner

    artist oil paints raw umber and burnt umber with a few other colors thrown in ;)