|Project by Tooch||posted 09-14-2013 03:30 PM||1730 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I went Bear hunting in Canada a few years back and got a pretty nice one. So, being that I figured I would never get the chance to go back I decided to get a full mount (hey, I was still single and living with 2 roommates… no responsibilities whatsoever). Well, looking through the catalog at the Taxidermist, I realized that most wooden bases for full mounts were in the $400-$700 range, and looked rather plain. I couldn’t justify spending that much money on something I could make, so I asked the Taxidermist what the dimensions would be for the form I picked, and made one myself.
I wanted to keep it simple as not to take away from the animal, but I did want to dress it up a little bit, so I went with dovetails for the joints. I reinforced the joints by putting adding wooden brackets in each corner, and mounted casters to the brackets to make it easy to move for cleaning purposes. The last pic is a patch that the Canadian government sends you for registering your harvest with their version of the DCNR.
The wood is Oak, finished with Special Walnut stain and three coats semi gloss poly. Comments are welcome- thanks for looking!
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