|Forum topic by RickB||posted 11-09-2009 07:42 PM||3806 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
11-09-2009 07:42 PM
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?