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Author Topic: Antler Powder Measure & Vent Pick  (Read 206 times)

Offline PetahW

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Antler Powder Measure & Vent Pick
« on: March 27, 2022, 02:49:38 PM »
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I had an old Whitetail shed hanging around that I pilfered for some knife handles & such - but still had a bit left gathering dust.

Sooo, I decided to make a powder measure and a nipple/vent pick from some of what I have left over.

The measure holds 100gr Holy Black when filled - but can always be "adjusted" for lesser charges via stuffing an appropriately-sized filler inside.




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Offline Hanshi

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Re: Antler Powder Measure & Vent Pick
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2022, 02:21:50 PM »
I kinda went the other route and put the vent/nipple pick in an antler short-starter.  Yours is not the simple afterthought that mine was; I never even had the cool idea of measure/pick combo.  But I do now.

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Offline Fyrstyk

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Re: Antler Powder Measure & Vent Pick
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2022, 05:53:49 PM »
I took Hanshi's idea one step further.  I used my piece of antler as the handle for a short starter with one end hollowed out as a powder measure, and the other end drilled out to hold a nipple pick.  Sorry, no pictures but will try to take some of my short starter soon.

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Re: Antler Powder Measure & Vent Pick
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2022, 03:24:20 PM »
Darn it!  Everyone is always ahead of me!  I did have an original thought a few years ago but forgot it.  :luff:
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Re: Antler Powder Measure & Vent Pick
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2022, 01:15:41 AM »
I kinda went the other route and put the vent/nipple pick in an antler short-starter.  Yours is not the simple afterthought that mine was; I never even had the cool idea of measure/pick combo.  But I do now.



Looking at the short starter, I cannot help but wonder if its name isn't Rudolph? :laffing
But seriously, what is the red knob for?
Inquiring minds need to know.
And FWIW, I have no idea how many antler handle short starters I have made.  But it is a whole flock of them, for sure.  But, I never made combo tools like is being discussed.  It was just too complicated.  I didn't really enjoy working with antler that much.
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Offline PetahW

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Re: Antler Powder Measure & Vent Pick
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2022, 04:30:11 PM »
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I think the "red knob" is the vent pick handle    :bigsmile:
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