Taxidermist cedar log pedestal

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Project by cedarcanoeman posted 04-04-2010 07:05 PM 7773 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A local taxidermist wanted a cedar and log pedestal to mount a large buck on for a friend. I said yes before I knew how to fit logs on all the corners. I picked up some kiln dried aromatic cedar and glued up the panels for the octagon. Then i took some 3 to 4 in. logs and milled out the backs so they would fit each corner. I think i burnt up some brain cells figuring out the jigs for these double 22 1/2 degree cuts. On the table saw the eguals a 67 1/2 degree cut so i made a 45 degree angle jig to float the logs off the table and tilted the blade to 22 1/2 to get this cut. then fitted the top with log trim, took 2 more jigs to make cuts.
I learned a ton on this project and cant wait to see the deer mounted on this pedestal.

-- Lance, southwest Missouri,

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#1 posted 04-04-2010 08:14 PM

nice man!, another outdoorsmen happy!;)

-- ---ray suppan--- anger + woodworking = -finger AHHHHHHHH!!!!

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#2 posted 04-04-2010 09:42 PM

Good job. Love that cedar!

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#3 posted 04-06-2010 05:30 AM

would like to see a log mounted in the “floating” angle jig? curious as to how that works, i do some log work myself and maybe i can benefit from your burnt brain cells :)

-- -- With the right tools and material you are only limited by your imagination--

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