Antler points

Al33

Senior Member
Thread starter #1
Not sure what the real ones looked like the Indians made, but here are a couple of mine.

Wasn't going to bother posting these, but golly, it sure has been slow in this forum as of late.:huh: Y'all need to get busy posting some pic's of your works or Delton and I are gonna get laid off.:( ;)
 

Attachments

#3
Blast it, do you boys ever do real office work? You just keep posting those beautiful points and tools and wood burnings. :p
As always I have no idea how you do this stuff, but it just gets better and better. If I were an Indian I'd be mighty proud to use one of those on anything even if it was just for show.
 
#4
Al33 said:
Not sure what the real ones looked like the Indians made, but here are a couple of mine.

Wasn't going to bother posting these, but golly, it sure has been slow in this forum as of late.:huh: Y'all need to get busy posting some pic's of your works or Delton and I are gonna get laid off.:( ;)
rae u giong to tup mhet on redac sctiks?
 

Nicodemus

FREELANCE ADMINISTRATOR
#5
Now ain`t those the neatest things!! They look better than the ones the Indians made! :cool:

Give me another week or two and I`ll start makin` and postin` stuff again.
 

Al33

Senior Member
Thread starter #8
stev said:
are you going to put them on cedar sticks?
I will likely mount them on some cane shafts with turkey wing feathers tied on with sinew. Have to find some good cane first.

bam-bam, I used a high speed rotary tool (Foredom) with a carbide bit, my belt sander, and a real small bit in another high speed rotoray tool for the edges. I know, that's not how the indians did it but it sure made making them a lot easier and quicker.;)
The wider one came from an antler tip that was slightly palmated.

Thanks again folks, glad you like 'em.:)
 

reddwil

Senior Member
#11
Now thems nice, But I have had enough of this. Al you or Nic..need to start a class to teach some of us knuckleheads. I would love to learn how to make points.

Great work:banana:
 

Son

Senior Member
#12
Antler Points

Prehistoric Americans made their antler points by cutting the tips of the tines. Ground them to a very sharp round point, then drilled a hole in from the back to fit the shaft.
 

Attachments

Al33

Senior Member
Thread starter #13
Thanks Son! As I suspected mine are not accurate replicas for antler points. Thanks for the pic and explanation which will help me if I decide to do more.:clap:
 

EON

Senior Member
#14
Now that's cool, I'd never heard of points made from Antlers but it makes perfect since. Guess I'm not to old to learn something new.
 

Nicodemus

FREELANCE ADMINISTRATOR
#15
Al, here`s a couple of my antler points. They ain`t purty, but they will give small game and Spanish Conquistadors in chain mail a bad day! :D

No sinew is needed, just pitch glue to hold it in place.
 

Attachments

Top