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Project by gwolfe1977 posted 230 days ago 1105 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my first European deer mount plaque. Its made of cedar that was purchased at our Menards store here in Hastings. I didn’t like the color of the wood at first but 3 coats of poly brought it to life. It started out as a single plaque but the drop time on the right side wouldn’t allow it to set against the wall, so I added a second plaque and spaced out a bit. Oh, and unfortunately I was not the lucky devil to harvest this massive Nebraska buck.

-- Gary,Nebraska





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#1 posted 230 days ago

Very nice.

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#2 posted 230 days ago

Wicked looking. Hey cool idea on the plaque.. Nothing like doing it the second time. Right? LOL. Wish it were mine too.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#3 posted 230 days ago

Very nice lines on the plaque shape and finish looks great. How did you attach skull to the plaque. I have a similar mount I am doing and wondering if I should fill the brain pan with bondo or something similar that would give something solid to screw into. Maybe just a block of wood shaped to glue against the bone wood work.

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#4 posted 230 days ago

that is really cool. i like the change order you did.haaaa-haaaaa.

-- dean2336,nebr.

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#5 posted 230 days ago

Thanks for the comments.
Elksniffer, I filled the brain cavity with body filler, aka, bondo. It seems to work the best.

-- Gary,Nebraska

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#6 posted 230 days ago

That is really cool. Great job buddy and WOW, what a buck!

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#7 posted 230 days ago

Well done. How did you get all the hide off the skull?

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#8 posted 230 days ago

SWEET DROP TINE! Oh yeah, the plaque is nice too. :-)

-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana

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#9 posted 230 days ago

Thanks for looking and for all the comments and questions!!!
RobertT. The skull was skinned to remove the hide and then boiled in water to remove the rest. The bare skull was then soaked in peroxide to bleach or whiten the bone.

-- Gary,Nebraska

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#10 posted 230 days ago

Very nice. I’m in the process of doing something similar. How did you attach the skull to the wood?

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#11 posted 230 days ago

Thanks Gary I always wondered how to do that.

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#12 posted 230 days ago

rlrobinhood, the brain cavity is filled with body filler and fastened with screws from the backside of the plaque.

-- Gary,Nebraska

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#13 posted 229 days ago

Nice job, and nice buck (too bad you didn’t get to harvest it, but at least we know it’s not a European buck). ;-)

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

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#14 posted 229 days ago

Cool. Thanks.

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#15 posted 229 days ago

Hi Gary,

Very well presented. The Skull sits well on the Plaque. I had a close look and it profiles nicely with good symmetry, my eye was not distracted by the wooden Plaque. The Plaque from a Lumber Jock perspective is the main feature, as this is what you are wanting to show and at the same time proudly display your Trophy.
The two complement each other very well. I think I agree with you that the second Plaque and spaced out a bit was the correct decision. Well Done.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia

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