"Crowning Glory"

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Project by Joni Hamari posted 1644 days ago 1610 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Something a little different…I had a few special items lying around the garage…a fantastic set of Texas Whitetail Deer antlers…a box of Amber, and a small slab of gorgeous Curly Redwood…well, and some 23K gold as well…
Here’s how the combination came out!
The antlers are gilded in 23 k. The Redwood slab I carved to shape and inlaid with Amber slabs. I think it shows off the wood and the antlers pretty well…

-- Joni Hamari,

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#1 posted 1644 days ago

I surely is…”a little different”

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#2 posted 1644 days ago

Beautiful ! this is a new spin on mounted antlers. Joni are there bugs in the amber?

For those who don’t know what amber is here’s a link explaining what it is.

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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Joni Hamari

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#3 posted 1644 days ago

Thanks! I did find some bugs when I was cutting the amber mostly termites and what looks like mosquitos…I need to learn more about identifying the bugs before I cut into it, as I have cut some in half… I try to preserve the ones I can…It’s always interesting to see what’s “in there”.

-- Joni Hamari,

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#4 posted 1643 days ago

oh yea..i really like this spin on the antlers…good job with the whole thing..ive never worked with amber, but know what it is…i learned a few things from Jurassic park…lol…..good job…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 1643 days ago

Different, but I like it. Don’t know if I could bring myself to paint my smaller racks or not. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Joni Hamari

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#6 posted 1643 days ago

I don’t think I could paint one either, but when you lay on pure gold, it’s a whole different story!
Actually the rack was left out on a fence in Texas, and had quickly bleached white…this was one heck of a way to still showcase a beautiful non-typ rack, that had been compromised by the Texas sun.

-- Joni Hamari,

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#7 posted 1643 days ago

next on pimp my deer

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#8 posted 1643 days ago

the wALL part I like alot..great wood and amber combo..the gold antlers???? At my house the venison under the antlers is worth it’s weight in gold

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#9 posted 1643 days ago

Very unique, I like it.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#10 posted 1642 days ago

WOW, i love it!! Golden antlers are just sweet!

-- Hand Turned Turkey Calls

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#11 posted 1537 days ago

You do beautiful work! Looks absolutely fun!

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#12 posted 1537 days ago

Pretty flashy.

-- Custom furniture

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