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    Jack is loving his Antlers these days. After he chews most of whatever the stuff is in them out, he loses interest. Since they are quite large, we are wondering if cutting a little bit off the ends
    in order for him to get into them more would work. Has anyone tried that? If so, how do you cut them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fortindycouple View Post
    Jack is loving his Antlers these days. After he chews most of whatever the stuff is in them out, he loses interest. Since they are quite large, we are wondering if cutting a little bit off the ends
    in order for him to get into them more would work. Has anyone tried that? If so, how do you cut them?

    That's an interesting idea. Herman lost interest in his once he got all the marrow out as well - he was all over them until he couldnt reach it anymore. He'll play with it every once in a while. I'm guessing a saw would cut them?

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    Dremel cutting wheel I LOVE my Dremel for nails and the Antlers (its good to take the sharp edges off too)

    if no Dremel a HackSaw will do

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    @RaRett - I have a Dremel - what is the cutting wheel? Or rather what does it look like - I have to see which attachments I have. Sorry to hijack @fortindycouple 's thread with my own question, but I just gave Herman his 3rd antler with the marrow at the tips and he's all over it, ignoring the ones that he cant reach the marrow in. Him biting his antler = him not biting my feet. LOL

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    At Lowes or Home Depot in the Dremel area, you will see a pack of 'wheels' they are the size of a Nickle, but very thin, they come 5-10 to a pack. They should be listed as 'Cutting' You will see them along with all of the other 'Bits' or 'Grind Stones' for the Dremel, should only be like $5.00 for a pack of them

    In the original Dremel commercials it would show the tool cutting a nail.

    http://www.mnpctech.com/Discs.html shows a video of the wheels or disks

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaRett View Post
    At Lowes or Home Depot in the Dremel area, you will see a pack of 'wheels' they are the size of a Nickle, but very thin, they come 5-10 to a pack. They should be listed as 'Cutting' You will see them along with all of the other 'Bits' or 'Grind Stones' for the Dremel, should only be like $5.00 for a pack of them

    In the original Dremel commercials it would show the tool cutting a nail.

    http://www.mnpctech.com/Discs.html shows a video of the wheels or disks

    I remember that commercial from many years ago!

    And guess what!? I do have the cutting wheels in my Dremmel box. Thanks so much!!! Would have never occured to me to even think of that.

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    Jake and my Dena dog love the antlers..marrow or not!!

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    Mine too, they gnaw them down to just about nothing until I have to toss them
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    Bacon loves his antler, he has had it since he was a puppy and finally got through the bones exterior on one end just a few weeks ago.

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    I bought Lilly & Bruin some antlers and then after a little while I took them away b/c a STUPID vet told me they're dangerous. I don't know why I didn't go right out and buy them new ones when the vet pee'd me off and I realized she was an idiot. She happened to just get back from a conference that hosted the 'dental people' (whatever you call them) that spout out nonsense and lies to stupid vets so they can go back and spout out the same to dog parents. The way I look at it is, the 'dog dentists and dental product makers' don't want them chewing on antlers, b/c it keeps their teeth clean naturally, and if that happens, then they won't get plaque and tooth decay so you won't go spend your money on toothbrushes and toothpaste and teeth cleanings. Sorry...I'm done now. I'll think I'll go order some antlers now
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaRett View Post
    At Lowes or Home Depot in the Dremel area, you will see a pack of 'wheels' they are the size of a Nickle, but very thin, they come 5-10 to a pack. They should be listed as 'Cutting' You will see them along with all of the other 'Bits' or 'Grind Stones' for the Dremel, should only be like $5.00 for a pack of them
    Make sure you buy some good safety goggles with those cutting wheels!! They are not really meant to cut through something as thick as an antler. They break VERY easily.. and I've seen them embed into people, walls.. children (just kidding about the children.. they know better then to use the cutting wheel to cut something like an antler ).

    If you don't have something like a bandsaw or sawzall... You need to decide how much your eye's are worth.. then weigh that with the cost of a new antler.

    Safety first people!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLost View Post
    Make sure you buy some good safety goggles with those cutting wheels!! They are not really meant to cut through something as thick as an antler. They break VERY easily.. and I've seen them embed into people, walls.. children (just kidding about the children.. they know better then to use the cutting wheel to cut something like an antler ).

    If you don't have something like a bandsaw or sawzall... You need to decide how much your eye's are worth.. then weigh that with the cost of a new antler.

    Safety first people!

    LOL Gotcha - stay away from kids and people and where goggles!!

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