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Old 01-04-2016, 08:56 PM   #1
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Default Euro mount done.

Decided to try doing this myself. Finished one tonight.
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Old 01-04-2016, 08:59 PM   #2
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Looks great. Did my first this year and won't ever send them to a taxi again

Got a skull hooker for mine.
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Old 01-04-2016, 08:59 PM   #3
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Looks good

Nice job
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:08 PM   #4
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Thanks!
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:09 PM   #5
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Nice.
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:12 PM   #6
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Looks great
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:21 PM   #7
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Looks nice. I have done all my own for about 4-5 years now. I like to take Killz to the skull once I get it done and then only clear coat the horns. Just my preference though, and though I'm not really good at it, I do my own "plaques."
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:30 PM   #8
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Looks good. Best thing to seal them with is mop-n-glo. Two coats will give it a good semi gloss finish so dust won't settle on it. Can't post pics do some reason.
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:34 PM   #9
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Looks good!! Been doing mine for a couple years now. Little work, but it's kinda fun too.
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:38 PM   #10
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Looks good! How did you whiten it?
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:41 PM   #11
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Thanks for the advice and encouragement.
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:43 PM   #12
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Looks good! How did you whiten it?
Went to a beauty supply company and got a mixture of bleach cream rub to put on it.
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:50 PM   #13
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Nice!
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:54 PM   #14
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Looks good! I do all mine myself. Have one in the peroxide as we speak. Make sure you degrease it that's the most important step.
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Old 01-04-2016, 09:59 PM   #15
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Looks good!
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Old 01-04-2016, 10:38 PM   #16
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Looks good
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Old 01-05-2016, 09:59 PM   #17
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Nice work.
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:23 PM   #18
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What do y'all do with the water/meat etc once it's off the skull? I live in the city and don't know if I really want to dump it in my yard
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Old 01-06-2016, 08:29 PM   #19
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Looks nice
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Old 01-05-2017, 07:54 AM   #20
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Default looks good

I have been wanting to make something out of old barn wood to use to display euro mounts, maybe this winter I will have time.
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Old 01-05-2017, 02:54 PM   #21
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I boil and head to the local car wash. After dark.
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Old 01-05-2017, 02:57 PM   #22
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Looks great!
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Old 01-05-2017, 02:59 PM   #23
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Turned out great!
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Old 01-06-2017, 12:44 PM   #24
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Going to make my first attempt at a Euro this weekend. Plan to boil the skull with a little Dawn dish washing liquid and baking soda added in the water to degrease. Then use pressure washer on low setting to clean.
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Old 01-06-2017, 01:15 PM   #25
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Turned out good, job well done.
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Old 01-06-2017, 01:44 PM   #26
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Nice
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Old 01-07-2017, 12:04 AM   #27
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What do y'all do with the water/meat etc once it's off the skull? I live in the city and don't know if I really want to dump it in my yard
I usually dig a hole in my flower bed and dump the water/meat in it, wait a little while until all the water soaks in then cover the hole with the original dirt. Have no smell and my dogs haven't even dug in it. I've also poured it into the drain opening which goes to our underground culverts.
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Old 01-07-2017, 12:07 AM   #28
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Old 01-07-2017, 07:19 PM   #29
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Looks good.
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Old 01-07-2017, 07:28 PM   #30
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Nice Buck and good job!
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:51 PM   #31
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Looks nice I need to get started on mine.
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Old 01-07-2017, 10:03 PM   #32
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Awesome DIY, looks professional!
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Old 02-03-2018, 11:30 AM   #33
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I have cooked a few skulls. Sometimes I use plain water with nothing added and sometimes I add sal soda (sodium carbonate.) It does a good job of degreasing and removing meat but it always leaves a white chalky residue on my skulls. Some of it comes off if I scrape it with a toothpick or flathead screwdriver.
Does anybody else add sodium carbonate to the water? I'm I using too much sal soda?
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Old 02-03-2018, 11:50 AM   #34
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Sika I used to use the sal soda as well but had the same issues as you and I wasn’t using very much. My last couple I just did a couple of simmers with dawn then the last run i added about 1/8 cup of tide laundry soap and it has worked well. Will grab some pics of the one I am finishing up this weekend
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Old 02-03-2018, 11:56 AM   #35
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Everything I read on the internet said to use 1/4 cup to 1 cup sodium carbonate per gallon of water. That seems like a lot! Next time I'll just add about 1/8 cup to the whole pot. Thanks!!
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Old 02-03-2018, 08:42 PM   #36
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Nice
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Old 02-04-2018, 09:39 PM   #37
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You did a good job!
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Old 07-02-2018, 03:15 PM   #38
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Very nice job!
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