Does anyone know what glue I could use 0n deer antler material??

Josie Blixt
by Josie Blixt
I have an Eskimo carving of a bird with a long thin neck (very slender). While it was being transferred the neck broke. The carving is made of deer antlers.

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  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Nov 18, 2017

    I think E6000 would be a good glue to use.

  • Buz28336711 Buz28336711 on Nov 18, 2017

    I would use Elmer's.It's good for anything porus and the excess can be wiped off.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 18, 2017

    epoxy glue

  • Cindy Cindy on Nov 18, 2017

    I think Gorilla Glue will do the trick. It will hold ANYTHING together.

  • William William on Nov 18, 2017

    Use super glue gel. It won't get absorbed by porous surfaces. Super glue liquid for non porous surfaces. Don't like Gorilla glue. Tried their wood glue and it expanded with the poly foam. Not good. Tried their super glue and didn't hold like other brands. Plus it's more expensive than other glues. I do use E6000 but don't think it would work for you.

  • Kathy A Kathy A on Nov 18, 2017

    I prefer super glue gel as it stays where you put it; put some glue on both surfaces. I have had great luck with E6000 on ceramics and holding glass to glass, metal to wood, etc.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 01, 2023

    For gluing combinations of bone/antler material and metal (e. g. for knife handles) Epoxy glue (No. 450382) should be used. It is transparent and gap-filling, and is therefore also ideal for gluing spongy surfaces.

  • Deb K Deb K on Feb 20, 2023

    Hi Josie, hope this helps you out. I did some googling and many taxidermists insist that 2 part epoxy is the best for gluing antlers.