|Project by cedarcanoeman||posted 04-04-2010 07:05 PM||6070 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
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, email@example.com