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Project by bake posted 05-30-2013 05:40 AM 1459 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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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#1 posted 05-30-2013 08:05 AM

Very interesting looks great.

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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#2 posted 05-30-2013 09:30 AM

Nice work, interesting post

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 05-30-2013 11:41 AM

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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#4 posted 05-30-2013 01:55 PM

Very nice project. Good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 05-30-2013 07:39 PM

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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