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Project by DrDirt posted 1329 days ago 3446 views 35 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 1329 days ago

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 1329 days ago

That is hysterical
Great job

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

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Drew

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#3 posted 1329 days ago

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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Delta356

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#4 posted 1329 days ago

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 1329 days ago

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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TJ65

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#6 posted 1329 days ago

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 1329 days ago

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 1329 days ago

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

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

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DaddyT

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#9 posted 1329 days ago

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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MsDebbieP

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#10 posted 1329 days ago

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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Eagle1

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#11 posted 1329 days ago

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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TopamaxSurvivor

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#12 posted 1329 days ago

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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Jamie Speirs

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#13 posted 1329 days ago

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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deon

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#14 posted 1329 days ago

Lovely!

-- Dreaming patterns

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Maveric777

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#15 posted 1328 days ago

Yea, that is way to cool!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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