|Project by woodzy||posted 10-20-2012 04:42 AM||1977 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
A hunter friend of mine asked if i would mount his first kill.
So i said yes.
The worst part was the feeling that these antlers were really important to him and I could not screw it up. I’ve learned a lot about building for someone else. The pressure to come through is immense. The smallest of details bothered me. I ended up being far more critical about this than anything else ive built.
I don’t know what species of wood this is. I salvaged it from a hardwood skid.
The plaque style was chosen because it worked well with the shape of the antlers.
Sanded it to 220
The Edging is Rustoleum Black Paint (picture 4)
2 cotes of Tung Oil (I wanted bring out the depth of the woods figure)
4 cotes of Clear Gloss Poly ( Sanded from 320 – fine – then – super fine steele wool)
I glued on a Black Fabric (fake velvet) to the back of the plaque only exposing the hanging hardware.
It makes for a nicer fit on the wall. (picture 3)
There is a small picture of him with his trophy mounted at the bottom of the plaque.
Thanks for looking.
I hope i’ve done justice to this project.