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    Post by crusader Thu Mar 17, 2022 2:40 pm

    hey guys,
     
    I want to make a rollernut out of antler.
     
    I already bought a piece.
     
    my question is, are there any pictures of an original roller nut? and then I care about the details, like the reinforement where the trigger hits the roller nut.
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    Post by tghsmith Thu Mar 17, 2022 5:17 pm

    most of the books without getting into the cazy costly ones have photos or drawings.. mainly a wedge of steel/iron inserted into a carved socket..
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    Post by crusader Sat Mar 19, 2022 11:14 am

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    Post by crusader Sat Mar 19, 2022 11:18 am

    here's the first roller nut I made from antler.  
    I didn't use the best piece.
    the next one will be more solid piece
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    Post by stuckinthemud1 Sun Mar 20, 2022 3:54 pm

    There are a few threads about roller nut construction on this site, a quick search should be helpful. I soaked the one I made recently in a resin based glue
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    Post by crusader Mon Mar 21, 2022 2:37 pm

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    Post by crusader Mon Mar 21, 2022 2:40 pm

    in the hole is another steel plate.  6mm thick.
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    Post by crusader Mon Mar 28, 2022 10:48 am

    Hey, I've got a roller nut made of steel and antler here. 
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    Post by crusader Mon Mar 28, 2022 10:49 am

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    Post by drawknife Thu Apr 21, 2022 2:44 pm

    Hi, looking at what you have produced you are on the right track. However, it looks like you have used part of the antler just above the coronet. If you could get the pedicle part of the scull (the dense bone part of the skull that supports the antlers) you will find it is less fibrous. You may need to get a skull from an older stag, maybe a 12 pointer to get a piece of pedicle large enough.

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