Antler carving DIY help needed please.

Youngjm

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[FONT=.SF UI Text][FONT=.SFUIText]Some help please. My father is rowing the Atlantic this year with a friend and if they are successful they will be the oldest crew to cross. [/FONT][/FONT]
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[FONT=.SF UI Text][FONT=.SFUIText]As is fitting for such an event I want to give him a nice keep sake to take with him, something personal and with some thought put into it. [/FONT][/FONT]
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[FONT=.SF UI Text][FONT=.SFUIText]However, space and weight are at a premium, so bearing that in mind I have thought long and hard about a suitable gift to give him for the trip. Something useful (no dead weight allowed) and something to remind him of me. [/FONT][/FONT]
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[FONT=.SF UI Text][FONT=.SFUIText]I’ve decided to make him a whistle - can be used for attracting attention (though I am sure he will take a plastic one too!).[/FONT][/FONT]
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[FONT=.SF UI Text][FONT=.SFUIText]I am seeking advice on how to make one. Specifically from roe antler from a beast I have grassed personally. It has a real personal feel to it I think. [/FONT][/FONT]
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[FONT=.SF UI Text][FONT=.SFUIText]I am looking therefore for some advice or contacts to help guide me through the process. I’m not the most gifted in DIY matters, so will definitely need the help![/FONT][/FONT]
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[FONT=.SF UI Text][FONT=.SFUIText]Has anyone any thoughts on subject matter experts to consult or whom to turn to for further advice?[/FONT][/FONT]
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[FONT=.SF UI Text][FONT=.SFUIText]I’d be grateful for any advice. [/FONT][/FONT]
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Woodsmoke

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Here's another idea? I know sailors regard rabbits feet as good luck. I wonder if you could carve him a rabbit foot-holder from the antler and give him that as a good luck charm? I've always had indifferent results when trying to make whistles (probably been getting the geometry wrong though, right enough) Just a thought though :)
 

Monkey Spanker

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Here's another idea? I know sailors regard rabbits feet as good luck. I wonder if you could carve him a rabbit foot-holder from the antler and give him that as a good luck charm? I've always had indifferent results when trying to make whistles (probably been getting the geometry wrong though, right enough) Just a thought though :)
Are you sure about this? I grew up in Devon with the superstition that any mention of a 'rabbit' on a boat would bring extreme bad luck!
St Christopher is regarded as the patron saint of travel. One of those with a nicely engraved message maybe? If you could get one engraved on an antler disc it would be very special!
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