Cory (Ray’s son) here …
I just moved into a new apartment in DC and I thought it would look pretty cool to hang up my darts on the wall in my new office. First way I thought to do it was to make some hangers out of antlers. (I don’t hunt or anything but my dad is always finding antlers in the woods and I’m visiting him for Thanksgiving, so…)
Only problem is, I have no idea how to get the antlers onto a screw without ruining them. So, I asked Atlatl Ray and he said:
The best way to mount the antlers to the wall is to screw and glue a 3-inch diameter disk of wood to the base of the antler and then use screws to mount the wood disk to the wall beam.
Don’t forget to pre-drill holes in the wood disk using a drill bit slightly smaller than the screw diameter to avoid splitting the wood.
We’ll see how that goes. I’ll be sure to post pics when I get it figured out. If you have any cool ideas for hanging 7-foot atlatl darts up in your home, please feel free to comment on this post.