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Old 12-28-2015, 11:10 AM   #1
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The girlfriend got her first deer, a young axis spike, this past January. We took the hide to the taxidermist to be tanned and hang on the wall. I played off keeping he skull...she thinks it got tossed. Finally got the euro back from the taxi.

Desk/shelf mount

Texas outline is cut from 3/16" plate...old scrap...lots of pitting and character. I cleaned it up a little bit then gave it a coat of Ospho over night. Cleaned it up some more and gave it some luster without taking all the "character" out of it. Glued a piece of foam to the bottom for non-scratching/non-slipping properties.

The "1" is made from two pieces of used horseshoes.

The hanger is another used horseshoe with the nails still in it. I welded it to the top of the "1". The old nail seems perfect as a stop...for keeping the skull in the right place.

The whole thing got two coats of triple thick clear glaze.
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Old 12-28-2015, 11:17 AM   #2
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Old 12-28-2015, 12:46 PM   #3
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The edges were polished (1/2") to near "mirror" finish.
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Old 12-30-2015, 03:41 AM   #4
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That looks awesome! Great idea
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Old 12-30-2015, 07:18 AM   #5
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Very nice. Great looking stand
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Old 12-30-2015, 07:55 AM   #6
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cool idea
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Old 12-30-2015, 10:28 AM   #7
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Nice!
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Old 12-30-2015, 10:34 AM   #8
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Looks good
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Old 01-01-2016, 10:54 AM   #9
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Thanks everybody. She loves it.
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Old 01-01-2016, 11:23 AM   #10
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Well done
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Old 01-01-2016, 05:35 PM   #11
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That's really nice
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Old 01-01-2016, 05:53 PM   #12
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Neat idea. Looks good
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Old 01-01-2016, 05:59 PM   #13
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Nice work right there bud
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Old 01-01-2016, 09:34 PM   #14
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That looks good!
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Old 01-01-2016, 09:50 PM   #15
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That's pretty cool. Thanks for sharing
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Old 01-01-2016, 10:37 PM   #16
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Nice work
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Old 01-01-2016, 10:56 PM   #17
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Awesome stand.....also way to take the time and get the sinuses cleaned out good
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Old 01-02-2016, 07:24 AM   #18
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Nicely done.
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Old 01-02-2016, 07:28 AM   #19
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Really nice
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Old 01-02-2016, 08:20 AM   #20
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Nice desk mount. I Think I will build one out of mesquite.
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Old 01-04-2016, 08:51 AM   #21
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I love it! It's perfect in every way. He did a great job being sneaky and getting the skull done and creating a gorgeous mount for it!
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