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#1218685 - 03/05/09 05:23 PM Beard Displays?
Gray Ghost
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Anybody got any creative ideas on cool ways to display multiple beards? I've got 10 or 15 birds I'd like to honor. Thanks in advance!
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#1218693 - 03/05/09 05:28 PM Re: Beard Displays? [Re: Gray Ghost]
THE ONE
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I took a piece of barn wood and made one about to leave the house but i will post ya some pics tonight also midwestturkeycall.com has some cool ones.
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#1218822 - 03/05/09 06:37 PM Re: Beard Displays? [Re: THE ONE]
WingNut
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Take a hull and cut the brass off. Use a screw driver to knock the primer out. Take a piece of wire wrap it around the beard makin a loop you can run through the hole in the brass. You can hang it however you want. I can probably post a pic tomorrow
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#1219149 - 03/05/09 08:46 PM Re: Beard Displays? [Re: WingNut]
102
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you'll need:
hot glue
12 gauge shot shell
about a 15 inch lanyard (a boot lace will do fine)
a half inch long piece of paper clip
hacksaw
1 bearded turkey with spurs

Cut off beard.
Cut off spurs with hacksaw about 5/8 inch above and below spurs.
Cut off brass end of shot shell
Boil spurs until meat begins to peal
heat up glue

Take spurs from water, let cool
Use an un-cooked spagheti noodle to push tissue out of inside of spur. Cut away flesh from leg bone of spur being careful not to cut away black, hard part of spur. This should leave a clean spur.

put lanyard through hole in leg bone of both spurs
place the lanyard ends through the flat side (primer side) of the brass and pull bothe ends through the primer hole.

hold both lanyard ends together and about 1/4 inch from the ends push the half inch paper clip (or any wire/pin) through
This is simply done so the lanyard does not pull bach through the brass primer hole.

Pull the pin back into the open brass until the pinned together ends are recessed back up into the brass. You'll need room for the beard.

Melt some hot glue into the brass about half full and push the nub end of the beard into the open end of the brass up next to the pinned lanyard.

Now you have a hanging beard and spurs in a shot shell.

I hang mine in my trophy room. The hot glue holds the beard together for years.

102


Edited by 102 (03/05/09 08:53 PM)
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#1219197 - 03/05/09 08:59 PM Re: Beard Displays? [Re: 102]
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Will you post a pic, please.
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#1219266 - 03/05/09 09:21 PM Re: Beard Displays? [Re: Outdoor Lady]
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yeah......pics please!!!!!
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#1219426 - 03/05/09 10:19 PM Re: Beard Displays? [Re: spctbone]
WTM
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im redoing some of mine like 102 except i use epoxy. im also going to make a picture frame with a shelf for the bottom of the frame. ill put some brass hooks at the bottom of this for all my 10" and above beards. the picture frame will have an original piece ive been working on for some time, a charcoal and pencil grey scale pic of a lone gobbler in the woods. and the shelf portion of the frame im going to place one of my scrimshawed wingbone calls.

if you dont want the spurs attached like that you could just hang the beards. get a small decorative shelf and drill holes through it big enough so that the shotgun brass will fit thru to hang. then you could use the shelf to show off an old call or an 8x10 of the hunt. i think they may sell these commercially too.

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#1219649 - 03/05/09 11:43 PM Re: Beard Displays? [Re: WTM]
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Here's a picture of mine.

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#1219669 - 03/06/09 12:59 AM Re: Beard Displays? [Re: 8 POINTS OR BETTER]
AlabamaSwamper
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I've got some new ideas but I just haven't got around to them yet.
I've posted these before I'm sure but here goes again (sorry, I know not all are just "beard" displays:


My two best Easterns. One on top is a TN bird. 11 3/4" beard with 1" spurs. Bottom is my best overall Eastern Weighed 23lbs, 10 5/8" beard but was as round as a 20oz coke bottle when I shot him and had almost a 1.5" spur. Other was broke. He was shot at Skyline WMA in Alabama about 1 mile from the TN line at Bear Hollow MT.



Here's a few more:









I think I'm going to make some necklaces with some spurs and small spike sheds I have. I'll get bored one day and get around to it. lol






Edited by AlabamaSwamper (03/06/09 01:01 AM)
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#1219704 - 03/06/09 05:15 AM Re: Beard Displays? [Re: AlabamaSwamper]
bigdog7mm
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Dang 8points you got 31 beards there.
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