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  • Avatarnosna
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    I have struggled for a few years with how to make my European mounts for the wall. This Christmas I was home on the family property and decided that I would use some cedar for the mounting board. A little sanding and varnishing later and I think they turned out pretty good. Cheap too! The three bucks on the wall are my 2009,2010,2011 (left to right) archery harvests in central Iowa.

    AvatarTeamAsgrow
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    how did you slab cut the cedar? Did you dry it? They look real nice. I tried to make a wall hanger for my buck this year and ended up turning it into a stand to set on my TV.

    Nice work. I hate paying for something I could make

    AvatarMaverick
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    Those look great! I really like the corrugated steel used as wainscoting look in the game room. Very nice!

    Do you live in the Iowa City area by chance?

    Avatarnosna
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    I just used a chain saw and cut it at an angle (I know, real professional). Then I dried it by a wood stove, then fireplace for a few days. 4 coats of varnish, it really soaked it up.

    Mav. Thanks, the women said I had to have a “man cave” in order to put up “dead animals” showed her 🙂 I do not live in IC, Des Moines..

    AvatarMaverick
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    Years ago I knew a guy in the Iowa City area that has/had a similar room with the corrugated steel on the ceiling, just wondered if that happened to be you or you bought his house. Very nice mounts and room!

    AvatarTeamAsgrow
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    Nice. I really like the whole rustic thing you have going on. Then again all my stuff is in the living room, the GF says “when we buy a new house, it goes to the basement” and I just keep putting stuff up in MY living room.

    AvatarHunter Dan
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    Looks great! How big around was the cedar you started with?

    AvatarTeamAsgrow
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    looks like a pretty good sized one.7-9″?

    Avatarnosna
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    I think 7 to 9 is about right, the tree had been down for prolly 10 years so so it was fairly dry.

    Avatarmhock
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    Very well done. Me likey. Would looke nice with a walnut slab also.

    AvatarDMRJIGGER
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    Nice! You like the big 8s and 9s! Me too, looks great!

    AvatarAntler Obsession
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    These are absolutely awesome nosna! I’ve been trying to find a way to get mine displayed and I love this. Seeing your corrugated steel wainscot made me think that a piece of galvanized threaded pipe with flanges connecting to the wall and the cedar would be a really cool way for you to hang them. I think it would fit in well with your industrial man cave.

    Avatarnosna
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    I really like that Idea of the pipe, you mean the black gas line type? I think that would look awesome. Thanks for the compliments. I have a curse of the 9’s ( you can’t see the 9th point in two). Either way, I have been very fortunate the past 3 seasons. Hopefully tomorrow am pays off late muzzle. The bucks sure have slowed due to the high heat. Too bad we can’t have 2 1/2 feet of snow and sit on field edges 🙂

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    I really like how the reddish-purple heart of the woods seems to outline the skulls, I am not usually a big European Mount fan, but I like those. Great Job.

    AvatarAntler Obsession
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    Quote by: nosna

    I really like that Idea of the pipe, you mean the black gas line type? I think that would look awesome.

    Actually I was thinking more the galvanized pipe. Any Bomgaar’s, Theissens or Lowes has it. The black gas line would look cool too though.

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