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bassmatt72 05-10-2017 10:12 PM

From Gate to Plaque
 
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Some of you may remember the picture frame I made for my lease land owner from an old wooden gate I saved out of an old fence row on the lease. Here is the gate and the picture frame.
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I wanted a plaque to mount my best buck from my lease.
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bassmatt72 05-10-2017 10:15 PM

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So, I took a board from the gate, and removed all the nails.
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Sketched and cut out a pattern.
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bassmatt72 05-10-2017 10:24 PM

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I didn't have enough board width so I cut a square edge on the board and glued and clamped three together. This is weathered cedar and has some cracks all the way through it so I needed to put a backer board on it to hopefully prevent it "falling apart".
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bassmatt72 05-10-2017 10:30 PM

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Glue is all dried. Used a belt sander with 80 then 120 grit and sanded the front.
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Used the cut out to see what it might look like.
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Used a drill to get a good round finish to the "notches".
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Crud! Still had a piece try to fall off, Super Glue is amazing stuff!
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bassmatt72 05-10-2017 10:36 PM

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I forgot to mention I used my band saw to cut this out and my bench top belt sander to finish the edges.
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I then used a 1/4" quarter round router bit and made a shallow pass around it. After routering it I did one more all around sanding.
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Then sprayed with Gloss urethane. Letting it cure over night and I'll try to finish it tomorrow. There is a pretty good early morning topwater bite right now so I'm fishing in the morning.
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Strummer 05-10-2017 10:40 PM

Nice

Trailerman3 05-10-2017 10:42 PM

Looks real nice, cool project.

Winman 05-10-2017 11:11 PM

Looks really great...but tell me why you take real nice weathered wood and try to make it look like New wood. I really like the weathered look.

J-Fish 05-10-2017 11:15 PM

Very nice

Bowhuntnman 05-11-2017 02:48 AM

Nice work!

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medicineman 05-11-2017 11:54 AM

great work!

Shake N' Bake 05-11-2017 12:01 PM

Looks good!

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bowhuntertex 05-11-2017 12:06 PM

Real nice work.

UncleBubba 05-11-2017 12:21 PM

Nice work!

glocker 05-11-2017 12:26 PM

Really nice job. I might have to do something like this myself.

bassmatt72 05-11-2017 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Winman (Post 12418312)
Looks really great...but tell me why you take real nice weathered wood and try to make it look like New wood. I really like the weathered look.

Not really tryin to get it to look totally new, just something different.

SFAbowhunter 05-11-2017 02:02 PM

I like that! Good stuff!

canny 05-11-2017 04:32 PM

solid work!

HighCountry 05-11-2017 10:28 PM

What kind of hanger are the antlers hanging from in the picture? I would like to try one of those for a set I have.

BowOnly81 05-12-2017 05:52 AM

Looks awesome!

Jtrisler 05-12-2017 08:04 AM

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What kind of hanger are the antlers hanging from in the picture? I would like to try one of those for a set I have.

skullhooker

bassmatt72 05-12-2017 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by HighCountry (Post 12420914)
What kind of hanger are the antlers hanging from in the picture? I would like to try one of those for a set I have.

Yep, Skullhooker. I'll be mounting that to the front of the plaque.

dustoffer 05-12-2017 07:37 PM

Here's mine--

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bassmatt72 05-13-2017 11:21 AM

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Here it is finished. Mounted the Skullhooker base, and a little "test fitting" in the shop. Now I just have to figure out where to hang him??
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HighCountry 05-13-2017 06:41 PM

That is beautiful.

sbushee 05-13-2017 07:01 PM

Well played sir

bassmatt72 05-13-2017 07:58 PM

Thanks everyone!

Biggs 05-13-2017 08:20 PM

Wow Matthew. You've been busy with really cool projects


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bassmatt72 05-13-2017 09:49 PM

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Wow Matthew. You've been busy with really cool projects


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Thanks man!

bassmatt72 05-13-2017 11:32 PM

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I decided I had better get some quality shop time in before I get busy with education. I leave tomorrow for a week long officer development academy, then when I get home I start college classes for the summer!

flywise 05-14-2017 07:04 AM

Very nice

txtradesman 05-14-2017 03:46 PM

make me one

txtradesman 05-14-2017 03:47 PM

:D Lol

texashunter 05-14-2017 03:51 PM

Great job

Drycreek3189 05-14-2017 03:57 PM

That's a good job.;)b I have limited skills, and very limited patience. I'm more the sledgehammer and crowbar type ! :D


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