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Project by DrDirt posted 12-03-2010 04:45 AM 3546 views 36 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We saw one of these on the counter at the Metro Hardwoods Store in Independance Missouri.

My wife really liked it so we shot a couple pics with the cell phone, and I built the following.
It is to hold business cards on the counter of a shop.

The hardest part was the antlers, as you cut from 2 sides, kind of like making a cabriole leg. Cutting the ‘top to bottom arc then taping the stact together and cutting the tines of the antlers. This is ideal for scroll sawing, but I could never get the blade to stay verticle for such thick wood, so I used a 1/8 inch blade on the bandsaw and some final shaping with a dremel tool and wire brush to get the texture.

Antlers are maple body is walnut. finish is waterlox original

Hope you like it – lots of nooks and crannies to sand around the hooves and knees.

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison





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DiamondWW

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#1 posted 12-03-2010 04:53 AM

I love it! I have to say a audible laugh came out of me when I saw it. Great Work!

-- There is no such thing as scrap wood, only smaller projects.

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twokidsnosleep

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#2 posted 12-03-2010 04:57 AM

That is hysterical
Great job

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#3 posted 12-03-2010 04:58 AM

That’s really cool!

-- That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” ― Aldous Huxley

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#4 posted 12-03-2010 04:59 AM

That is amazing. You got some talent. Great storage for cards.

Thanks, Michael Frey
Portland, OR

FREY WOODWORKING INC.

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Richard

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#5 posted 12-03-2010 05:19 AM

When I first saw your project I thought it was a wine bottle holder. I guess if you modified the antlers to any shape you want, it could hold a bottle of wine. I like the google eyes the moose has. Great job.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#6 posted 12-03-2010 05:55 AM

How cool is he. Pity he is a moose- we dont have them here in Australia so I cant make one!
But he is really cute, I think you did a pretty good job of him considering he was just a photo initially!

-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/

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WoodGuyNC

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#7 posted 12-03-2010 06:10 AM

That is really cool and one way to get someone attention to take a card.

-- You can't buy salvation, it's a free gift from God.

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Kerux

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#8 posted 12-03-2010 06:36 AM

I love it. You’ll need to make a pattern for that and share.

-- http://caledoniachurchofchrist.yolasite.com/

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#9 posted 12-03-2010 07:27 AM

Yea I agree with Kerux, would love a pattern also. Moose are my favorite

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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#10 posted 12-03-2010 11:45 AM

this is so cool
at first – I thought it was just a cool little moose sneaking a peak under the Christmas tree, trying to find his presents! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#11 posted 12-03-2010 12:39 PM

NICE!!! Isn’t it moose season. Honey get the gun—LOL..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#12 posted 12-03-2010 12:41 PM

Awesome!! Since you stole it, I’m gonna steal it from you ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 12-03-2010 12:41 PM

i just laughed he is great

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#14 posted 12-03-2010 02:11 PM

Lovely!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#15 posted 12-03-2010 02:46 PM

Yea, that is way to cool!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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