Deer Hunter's Midnight Dream

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Project by AlBCuttnWud posted 09-18-2014 12:15 PM 1669 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Being relatively new to the southern Maryland area….very rural….I learned this past weekend that entering projects in the county fair was a big deal and a lot of fun for all ages. I thought I would enter a few pens I had already made and call it good but my wife said I needed some sort of display or it wouldn’t attract the judge’s eye.

So I set out to make a small display with the anters…..still missing something I decided to add the european mount as the centerpiece.

Sapele – bases
Poplar – skeleton and antlers (carved with Carvewright CNC)
Deer sheds – no animal was injured during the acquisition of
Bolt Action Pen – blue dyed buckeye burl
Shotgun Over-Under – blackwood and lacewood

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#1 posted 09-18-2014 06:28 PM

That’s an awesome display. It should certainly get the judges attention. The pens are nice too. I particularly like the one with the blackwood and lacewood.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#2 posted 09-18-2014 07:46 PM

Looks nice.

Well? Did you win?

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#3 posted 09-19-2014 12:33 PM

I also live in a very rural area and also enter things in the local fair and if that didn’t win a blue ribbon, you need to move! LOL…...beautiful work on the pens and I love the European mount. Exquisite .

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#4 posted 09-19-2014 11:55 PM

Now that’s a collection.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 09-20-2014 01:16 AM

Thanks guys..bummed out for a second place. Second to an old deck of cards….they registered it into the wrong class…..general collections vice woodworking collections……so… week the next county is having their fair so I’m on a road trip for a blue ribbon!!! I am on a mission…ha. All in all it was fun participating and I hope a lot of people got a chance to see my work, regardless on how it was scored.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#6 posted 09-28-2014 02:38 AM

Very nice!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#7 posted 10-02-2014 09:38 AM

I am an admirer of your work and would like to contact you to discuss a project for my husband. He is in the Navy and has a lovely coin collection with no display. I’m unsure if you sell your pieces, but I wanted to take a chance and contact you nonetheless. If you are uninterested in the project, please accept my compliments on your beautiful pieces. If you are interested, please let me know how I can contact you privately. I am unable to email you through this website. Thank you for your consideration.

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