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DIY Euro skull hooks

Postby MickThompson » Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:25 pm

I can’t bring myself to buy something I can make, especially when I can do it cheaper so here goes.

I bought a pack of 2 1/2” x 5/8” corner braces at Lowe’s. These could be pretty well used as-is, but I cut about 1/2” off the leg I plan to screw to the wall so it hides behind the skull a little better. I drilled a new 1/4” hole for the screw. I knocked the corners off the skull leg so it would grip better and rattle canned them flat black. I had some non slip tape laying around so I added a wrap of that too.

Then you just screw it to the wall/plaque and bend it until it holds at the desired angle. I wanted mine to stand off the wall a little. Once you get it adjusted, it holds rock solid.

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Re: DIY Euro skull hooks

Postby bwgarrett3 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:39 am

Good deal! I think I might give something like this a try. I have two Euro mounts to hang and 4 more in the ground that I'll be digging up in the spring. Thanks for the idea!
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Re: DIY Euro skull hooks

Postby Bwales95 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:11 pm

Can you elaborate on the digging up part? Can you bury a head instead of boiling it, and how long does this take? Is anything other than digging a big enough hole required?
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Re: DIY Euro skull hooks

Postby Big Pop » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:06 pm

Nice hook!
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Re: DIY Euro skull hooks

Postby Mookyle8 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:48 pm

Nice job
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Re: DIY Euro skull hooks

Postby Whitetaillane8 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:35 pm

Looks good
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Re: DIY Euro skull hooks

Postby RLH » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:18 am

Followed your lead.
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Re: DIY Euro skull hooks

Postby RLH » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:20 am

2018 buck
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Re: DIY Euro skull hooks

Postby RLH » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:24 am

2018 buck
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Re: DIY Euro skull hooks

Postby Knothead » Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:12 pm

Bwales95 wrote:Can you elaborate on the digging up part? Can you bury a head instead of boiling it, and how long does this take? Is anything other than digging a big enough hole required?


Yes!! I learned this the hard way.
You should secure the antlers (using a heavy wire, not a rope) to a tree or some other fixed object. Critters and neighbors dogs can smell the rotting flesh even though it is buried. They’ll dig it up and haul it away if it’s not tied down.
I wish I could see the dog that dug up and took off running with my 2nd one. He didn’t get too far with it, and when he took up all the slack in the cable, he likely ended up as a snaggled tooth.
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