European "Skull" Mounts.... Part II

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European "Skull" Mounts.... Part II

Post by Mike P » Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:18 pm

I have completed the first two european mounts with black walnut plaques. The plaques can either hang or sit flat on a surface. In the pictures below, they are presented in the "non hanging" manner. They can easily be changed to wall mounts by reversing the center portion of the plaque. I believe I will eventually hang these two. I will play with the palmated buck when I receive him from the taxidermist but have a feeling I will display him in the manner you see these bucks below. That could change as I know I will need a lot of space to display him in this manner.

I will do a follow up when I complete the palmated buck.




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And the second buck.

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Post by saxman » Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:41 pm

They are beautiful Mike.
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Re: European "Skull" Mounts.... Part II

Post by Crispy » Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:51 pm

Very impressive Mike, are those the plastic skulls that were posted earlier? Thought I could dress up a few racks that have been hack sawed off. By the way, I've always been a fan of european mounts and would take a "deer of a lifetime" to get anything else. Crispy
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Post by lscha » Sun Dec 06, 2009 1:56 pm

Yes! Very impressive.
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Post by Horizontal Hunter » Sun Dec 06, 2009 2:35 pm

Beautifully done. I really like the contrast of the black walnut.

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Post by Doe Master » Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:44 pm

:D I like the looks of the mount there ,Mike :D
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Post by Kenton » Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:19 pm

Those mounts look awesome Mike, but I was under the impression you shot big bucks. LOL
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Post by one shot scott » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:26 pm

The walnut pedestals do look really good!
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Re: European "Skull" Mounts.... Part II

Post by Mike P » Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:27 pm

Kenton wrote:Those mounts look awesome Mike, but I was under the impression you shot big bucks. LOL

I have the big bucks mounted. :D

I am just messing with the european mounts for the little guys. :wink:
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Post by Island Hunter » Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:23 am

Good job on those mounts, looks good. :mrgreen: :) :) :) :)
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Post by dick195252 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:49 am

They both look very nice 8)
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Post by FJB » Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:48 pm

Very nice. I think that i will give that system a try as well.
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Post by frisky » Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:50 pm

Look great to me. :D :D
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Post by swiftfox » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:54 pm

Mike I love the way you did the mounts. Now for the dumb lady question----what type of router bit did you use? I am trying to do a mount similar to that --not as good but I have some African Mahogany and walnut that I would like to "merge" together. bottom walnut and top mahogany.

Any suggestions would help. What angle was the mount inset cut? thanks.

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Re: European "Skull" Mounts.... Part II

Post by mikej » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:02 pm

looks good mike
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