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This is not really much of a project but was kind of weird so I had to share it.
A friend asked me to mount this gator head on this walnut nameplate/business card holder he had received as a gift.
The gator head was part of my friends grandfathers estate which he inherited.
I had some scrap walnut that matched the base fairly well. I cut a piece to fit inside the jaw to keep it from shifting and another for the base that matched the outline, the piece up the back was to hide where the head was severed, it just looked liked it had been chopped off.
It appears to have been freeze dried to preserve it.
The head is epoxied to the base and is attached to the card holder with a single screw. The finish is spray lacquer.
The front of the card holder looks a little funny in the picture because the name was blurred for privacy.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.





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TheTalkingGrape

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#1 posted 456 days ago

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 456 days ago

Nice work, interesting post

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 455 days ago

That is unique!! You don’t want to get your hand in the wrong place when reaching for a card. Those teeth still look sharp.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 455 days ago

Very nice project. Good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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SCOTSMAN

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#5 posted 455 days ago

Gruesome looking thing why not leave the animals alone. I hate to see animals killed for decoration sorry my 2 cents what harm was it doing anyone.I see people still killing rhino and elephants for ash trays (elephant feet) the sooner this type of idiocy is stopped by law the better. The world is at last waking up to this behaviour but obviously your friend hasn’t heard of it .Alistair an animal lover

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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