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Old 07-04-2017, 05:03 PM   #1
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A friend of mine (Jamesl) on here asked me to build a pedestal for a big buck he shot last season so I had been keeping an eye out for some wood/lumber to start it with when time permitted. Finding wood with the right look and character takes time so the other day while on the river cleaning up some wind damage done to some bull mesquites I saved a limb or two that looked unique. Probably were twisted/broke long ago from the wind and healed up over time....





I knocked the bark off of it and proceeded to remove the sapwood.





Roughed it out and payed it out to make sure it'd work.



Took some burlwood that I had sanded it down to 160 grit and put epoxy in the cracks



Sanded it down to 320 grit and got it ready to assemble and seal.



Put it together and shot some lacquer on it.





Turned out real nice and will compliment his pedestal mounted buck well!
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Old 07-04-2017, 05:05 PM   #2
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OMG. you got skills bro. very nice
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Old 07-04-2017, 06:05 PM   #3
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Skills


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Old 07-04-2017, 06:08 PM   #4
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Very nice sir, amazing work!

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Old 07-04-2017, 06:14 PM   #5
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Very Nice!!
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Old 07-04-2017, 06:18 PM   #6
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That's awesome!
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Old 07-04-2017, 06:26 PM   #7
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That's amazing
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Old 07-04-2017, 06:38 PM   #8
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Amazing work.
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Old 07-04-2017, 07:00 PM   #9
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I need an animal to go on top of it
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Old 07-04-2017, 07:04 PM   #10
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Dang Nice!!!!!!!
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Old 07-04-2017, 07:04 PM   #11
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Beautiful!!
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Old 07-04-2017, 07:08 PM   #12
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Awesome!
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Old 07-04-2017, 07:13 PM   #13
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Nice work
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Old 07-04-2017, 07:40 PM   #14
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Amazing work. The hard part imo is having an eye for what a raw part is capable of when completed.

You done good.

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Old 07-04-2017, 07:57 PM   #15
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Amazing work. The hard part imo is having an eye for what a raw part is capable of when completed.

You done good.

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You are correct, gotta keep an eye out for what looks right. Starts kind of like this











That's the start of a pedestal I will take down to the heartwood for a bull elk mount of mine

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Old 07-04-2017, 09:40 PM   #16
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That's awesome!!
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Old 07-04-2017, 10:58 PM   #17
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If you don't mind
What epoxy did you use and what kind of clear did you put on it?Looks Awesome.Fine job!!!
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Old 07-05-2017, 02:02 AM   #18
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Pretty work!!!


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Old 07-05-2017, 04:30 AM   #19
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:36 AM   #20
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Couldnt have turned out any better. Very nice work. What is your process to connect the three individual pieces of wood. How do you hide the screws ?
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:52 AM   #21
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So cool, Thanks for sharing that bro
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:55 AM   #22
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What'd you use to knock the bark off?
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:08 AM   #23
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Couldnt have turned out any better. Very nice work. What is your process to connect the three individual pieces of wood. How do you hide the screws ?
I use 3'' deck screws from the underside the base into the column, then the same in the top. I countersink them in the top and fill it with epoxy and sand it down flush before shooting some lacquer on it
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:10 AM   #24
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What epoxy did you use and what kind of clear did you put on it?Looks Awesome.Fine job!!!
I use a brand called system 3. Consists of a black pigment put in the resin then mixed 2 to 1 with the hardner.
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:12 AM   #25
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What'd you use to knock the bark off?
A claw hammer easily removes the bark and if its harder than usual I also use a big flathead screwdriver....
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:17 AM   #26
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James doesn't need that. I do for my antelope!!
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:24 AM   #27
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Very nice!

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Old 07-05-2017, 08:26 AM   #28
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Great work Dustin! James better post a finished pic when he mounts his deer to it.
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:35 AM   #29
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Awesome work!!!
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Old 07-05-2017, 01:01 PM   #30
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Amazing job!
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Old 07-05-2017, 01:05 PM   #31
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Amazing is right! That's great!
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Old 07-05-2017, 01:12 PM   #32
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Amazing work! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-05-2017, 02:47 PM   #33
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wow, awesome work.
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Old 07-05-2017, 03:12 PM   #34
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Great work Dustin! James better post a finished pic when he mounts his deer to it.
I will.

I can't believe how incredible it turned out. Amazing!
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Old 07-05-2017, 03:13 PM   #35
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James doesn't need that. I do for my antelope!!
Actually, I do. No more wall space.
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:26 PM   #36
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Amazing as always my friend. You have a gift for using your hands. Awesome job Dustin.


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Old 07-05-2017, 04:32 PM   #37
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Great work Dustin!
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Old 07-06-2017, 11:12 AM   #38
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gorgeous!
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Old 07-06-2017, 12:00 PM   #39
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Dustin, with skills like that, Jamesl may want to be more than "friends"

j/k Hi James! :-)
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Old 07-06-2017, 12:22 PM   #40
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Well done sir


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Old 07-07-2017, 09:58 AM   #41
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Wow! You are motivating me to do something with my cedar! Very nice!
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Old 07-20-2017, 12:27 PM   #42
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Finally got around to posting pics of the pedestal I finished the other day. Removed the bark, epoxied the cracks, sanded it down and shot some lacquer on it.

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Old 07-21-2017, 11:44 AM   #43
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Man those turned out great!
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Old 07-21-2017, 02:52 PM   #44
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Wow
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Old 07-21-2017, 03:10 PM   #45
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incredible !!!!
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Old 07-21-2017, 04:31 PM   #46
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That's sweet!
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Old 07-21-2017, 05:51 PM   #47
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Wow !!!
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Old 07-21-2017, 06:13 PM   #48
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Great work! Thanks for sharing pics and techniques.
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Old 07-23-2017, 12:50 PM   #49
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That looks great!!!

I guess you used the angle grinder to sand off the Oakwood. If so, what grit did you use and any tips for us copy cats?

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Old 07-23-2017, 01:16 PM   #50
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That turned out slick. How long did it take you to do the work?
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