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Forum topic by RickB posted 11-09-2009 07:42 PM 3771 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RickB

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11-09-2009 07:42 PM

Hello all:

I harvested my first deer this year, with me at the ripe age of 40.

I’ve looked on line at the kits to mount antlers and many people complain of the cheapness of the plaque (veneered particle board) and overall cheapness of the kits. So I thought of doing it myself.

Some specific questions:

1) does anyone have or know of a site with an outline for the plaque/shield onto which the antlers would be mounted

2) What kind of wood would you think? I have a hardwood store nearby with the standard domestics of oak, walnut, and maple; and this store also has exotics such as bloodwood, zebrawood, purpleheart, etc. I realize beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I am curious as to your opinions.

3) Would you use a single board for the whole width of the plaque/shield, or would you edge glue up a board instead?

Thanks

Rick


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mtnwild

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#1 posted 11-10-2009 03:56 AM

Hi there.
I’m no expert but I mount heads for friends and use walnut. Beautiful wood, works well.
Check out my projects I have a few examples there.
I rarely find a board wide enough for a single piece, plus it may tend to warp over time. I usually have to join wood to make it the right size and be stable.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 11-10-2009 04:24 AM

I did one for my dad when I was a teenager. I just cut a plywood shaped shield, tooled oak leaves on a piece of leather with a picture of a deer and put it all together.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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SnowyRiver

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#3 posted 11-10-2009 09:24 PM

If you Google antler mount ideas, it will bring up some ideas for you. Good luck !

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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