|Project by ND2ELK||posted 02-18-2011 06:54 PM||10474 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
I just finished up a corner European deer mount from last year. The Iowa plaque is made out of walnut and the corner board is made out of quarter sawn white oak. The oak is stained with Minwax English Chestnut and both are finished with 3 coats of General Arm-R-Seal urethane topcoat and 2 coats of paste wax applied with #0000 steel wool. The way I mounted the skull is shown in pictures 2 and 3. I cleaned out the smaller bones on the inside of the skull and fitted a piece of oak inside the hole I made. I then closed off the smaller holes in the skull with paper towel, filled the hole with some silicone and pushed the wood piece back in the hole. I made a cradle for the wood piece to fit in, glued the wood piece in the cradle and shot a few pin tacks in on each side and let it dry. Deer mounts are getting very expensive to do these days and this can be an alternatiive for showing off your trophies. We do grow them big in Iowa.
-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa