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Turkey Mount

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Project by SplashMaster posted 01-01-2017 05:54 PM 343 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project got started back in the spring of 2016 when I harvested my first turkey! The hunt was very interesting and exciting. It had rained all night long and for what ever reason we did not hear any birds come off the roost that morning. My friend and I decided to just set up and hope for the best. After about 5 minuets of getting comfortable and making a call we spotted the gobbler at about 75 yards running strait in towards us. It only took him about 45 sec to close the gap to only 9 yards. The entire hunt lasted about 1 hour from the time we got out of the truck.

After drying the fan, beard, and feet I begun designing and building the mount. I found a lot of ideas online, but none of them really looked like what I had envisioned. The result is basically a stander half round fan mount placed on a shelf to hold the feet and a hole drilled in the underside to hang the beard. The mount is constructed from a Zebrawood 1” X 6”. The shelf part is 6” wide total, with the fan taking up about 2” leaving about 4” of usable shelf space for the feet to stand. The outer corner’s were mitered at 45 degrees and a half round was routed in the top side with a cove routed in the under side. It worked out where the toes nails are just curving around the half round edge, witch looks neat. The back of the shelf has a 1/4” rabbit to accept the back of the fan mount (which is 1/4” thick) and the front peace is 1/2” thick with the edge rounded over and is secured with pocket hole screws. Making the fan mount I cut the half round shape and the ripped the board on the band saw in to produce the two pieces. The Fan mount opening need to only be 1/4” wider than the fan. The feet are hot glued in place and the beard is also hot glued in the shot gun shell (witch is the one I used in the hunt) and is hung from a piece of paracord (about 2.5” long) that was hot glued into the under side of the shelf.

Dimensions are 12” long X 6” wide X 6” high overall with the fan mount board being 5” high X 10” wide. The beard is 10” and spurs are 1”

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 01-01-2017 06:04 PM

Cool. Well done.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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JCamp

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#2 posted 01-01-2017 09:45 PM

Awesome project. I might hav to steal this idea if I’m able to get a gobbler this spring season

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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