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Bear Mount Base

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Project by Tooch posted 09-14-2013 03:30 PM 950 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 09-14-2013 03:47 PM

Looks vey nice—both the base and the bear.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 09-14-2013 07:12 PM

OK, I’ll ask if no one else wants to…

Did you kill the bear with that knife?
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(That would be AWSOME if you did!) :-)

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#3 posted 09-14-2013 08:30 PM

Wow! I didn’t expect to see the bear too! Looks good!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Sergio

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#4 posted 09-14-2013 08:54 PM

The base is beautiful, well done, but I am sorry I canĀ“t understand why to kill a bear just to have it exposed at home. I would rather have just a a nice picture of him.

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#5 posted 09-15-2013 12:37 AM

Nice bear and a GREAT stand to display it!

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#6 posted 09-18-2013 04:48 PM

Like those great dovetails. Can’t beat making own stuff than buying. You can customize it to suit your needs. Great work on that well crafted bear mount base.

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#7 posted 09-18-2013 04:59 PM

Nice base and bear. I only had a half mount done on mine, even though I was single at the time.

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