Engraved rat skull


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Ok so you might be thinking that you’re going to see that I engraved a picture of a rat skull. Nope. This is a rat skull that has been engraved. You’ve been warned, scroll if this doesn’t freak you out. :slight_smile:
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Introducing rattus norvegicus glowforgia:


What is the difference between focus height and thickness?
#2

Cheesy. :slight_smile:


#3

Well, in general the person who discovers it gets to name the species, and as far as I know, I’m the first skull engraver? I looked and saw no posts. Anyhooooo :slight_smile:


#4

Wow. That’s super cool…bet it stank though. :wink: Maybe used as a warning to any small critters that are thinking of taking up residence…lol


#5

Recent archeological discoveries on Oak Island have shown that the Vikings laser engraved skulls, including rat skulls.


#6

Very cool. :smiley:


#7

Nothing is new anymore. Stupid Vikings.


#8

Maybe I’m watching the wrong channel.


#9

Thanks for the idea! Now I can finally do something with all those rat skulls I’ve been saving.


#10

Uhmmmmm…no thanks. Bottom bounced this one. :smile:


#11

Very cool! I have a few rabbit skulls in the garden I’ve been wanting to try this with. I’m just waiting for nature to clean them up a bit. I’ll be hitting you up for settings :slight_smile:


#12

Just remember that you don’t have a ton of vertical clearance. I have a turkey skull ready to go and it’s just about as big a thing as can be engraved. You gotta stay under roughly 1.8” total height.


#13

Yeah, I think a few might be too tall, but I measured one and it just fits. :slight_smile: I figure I’ll just do the mandibles of the bigger ones.


#14

A really clean skull will probably have the mandibles separate from the rest of the skull, which (when removed) will make the whole thing a bit shorter.


#15

It came out so cool! Now take it one more step: make some antlers or longhorn style horns for it out of polymer clay or whatever, then mount it on a trophy plaque.


#16

Pronghorn style? Ratalope.


#17

Why? Why Not?! Pretty cool, I think… :roll_eyes::grinning:


#18

Yeah… “Why not?”… But maybe a little more “Von Dutch Style” next time!


#19

By the way, what other skulls do you have lying around??


#20

Expect to see this guy soon…