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My nephew got this nice 8 pointer last year and did’nt know what to do with it. I told him I’d fix him up. Between my brothers place and the adjoining farm we have about 200 acres to hunt for prime grain-fed mid Michigan whitetails. Last fall a friend of mine had given me a big oak burl, and I had just cut it into slabs. I planed one down to about 3 in. thick and used my secret 3 part finish of golden oak stain, space age polymers and gerbal droppings. It turned out quite nice. Any way he liked it so much he brought down 2 caribou racks and another nice set of deer horns he got 2 yrs ago. So there goes my idea of using the slabs for clocks. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#1 posted 04-24-2007 01:31 AM

Resaw them thinner and try to get some more slabs Mike.

Nice mount.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#2 posted 04-24-2007 01:39 AM

Ya I thought of that. But then said ah to heck with it. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 04-24-2007 03:34 AM

I like that a lot, Mike. Much more interesting than the standard mount.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 04-24-2007 04:46 AM

really enjoy your mount I like the European mount style and have done numerous ones – it really is ( in My opinion) a good use for that beautiful burl. there has to be others out there for clocks etcetera

-- cronk, oregon

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 04-25-2007 02:50 PM

Beautiful mount Mike,
By the looks of it, you ate the whole thing.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 04-25-2007 04:00 PM

Nice job Mike. I think slabs like this are better used for clocks. But, then I don’t hunt. Except for nice pieces of wood like this here.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Phil Brown

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#7 posted 04-25-2007 07:42 PM

Thats one nice piece of wood. I get a chuckle seeing impressive bucks close to urban areas that cant be harvested because of their location.

Biggest deer I have ever seen walked through a government installation at the edge of the city. I’d like to find his rack wherever he dropped it and mount it the way you did.

-- Phil Brown, Ontario

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#8 posted 04-26-2007 01:45 PM

Thanks all thankfully it was a hugh burl and I have a lot more slabs to make clocks or mount caribou horns on. jockmike Actually Dick I had my own to eat the whole thing, I think just the ribs are left. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 02-17-2013 08:28 AM

Thats awesome I have always been a big fan of european mounts. THis gives me so many Ideas

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