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#862158 - 08/10/08 08:15 PM Antler display Ideas
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Im looking for a way to display my antlers that looks nice, Im not talking nice enough for the house or anything but better than hanging on the shop wall like I have now. I was thinking about taking a sawmill cut 1x12 and fake aging it and lining the racks down the board and burning the dates each was taken under each rack but just wanted to see what yall thought and how yall display yours.
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#862254 - 08/10/08 08:47 PM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: anythingoutdoors]
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#862259 - 08/10/08 08:50 PM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: anythingoutdoors]
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I have a friend who has a 100+ year old barn on his father in laws farm & its falling down i have pulled several boards off the old barn & it makes a great display piece. especially the ones with old nails & knot holes in them looks really rustic.
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#862269 - 08/10/08 08:54 PM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: HuntingDicksonDTC]
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#862271 - 08/10/08 08:56 PM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: HuntingDicksonDTC]
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yeah thats kinda the look Im going for kinda an old country type look thanks for the input. I'll take any ideas I can get.
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#863841 - 08/11/08 06:18 PM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: anythingoutdoors]
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#865843 - 08/12/08 09:11 PM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: HOOK]
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I like both displays, but I'd probably go with Hook's (slice of
Pine) look, for a real nice rack...I got a bunch of basket racks
and odd-ball stuff that would be suitable for display on, say,
the outside of my shop....................................BH51..

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#866207 - 08/13/08 07:56 AM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: bowhunter 51]
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I always thought these were cool but they are expensive. You can probably find them allot cheaper somewhere else if you look around.

http://www.blackforestproducts.com/taxidermy-panels.htm

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#871843 - 08/16/08 08:56 PM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: JimFromTN]
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awesome ideas!
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#875302 - 08/19/08 08:58 AM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: Boone 58]
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my buddy takes his european mounts to an airbrush artist and has him draw a picture on the head describing his hunt. It's really cool.
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#877930 - 08/20/08 02:38 PM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: J Hartman]
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#878716 - 08/20/08 10:54 PM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: ]
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Good lookin mounts. Wish I had kept the skull too of my first one instead of just the antlers. Oh well hind sight now. Hopefully will kill one comparable this year to euro mount.
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#880312 - 08/21/08 08:24 PM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: JimFromTN]
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 Originally Posted By: JimFromTN
I always thought these were cool but they are expensive. You can probably find them allot cheaper somewhere else if you look around.

http://www.blackforestproducts.com/taxidermy-panels.htm


WOW!! That's too fancy...but nice looking.
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#881059 - 08/22/08 10:30 AM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: J Hartman]
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Those black forest mounts are nice. But dang, they sure are proud of em!!!!
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#890469 - 08/29/08 11:42 PM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: J Hartman]
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Here's mine from a few years ago that apparently got tangled in someones trotline while swimming the Ouachita River!
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#890786 - 08/30/08 10:25 AM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: Knothead]
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#890799 - 08/30/08 10:49 AM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: anythingoutdoors]
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Cool display Spoon. Did you tan the hide yourself? Think Im gonna give that a try.
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#890892 - 08/30/08 12:39 PM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: TN RDG RNR]
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that looks great
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#892967 - 08/31/08 10:19 PM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: DOC1187]
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#921045 - 09/17/08 05:20 PM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: AlabamaSwamper]
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I really like the old fence or barn wood look.
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#1001820 - 10/31/08 08:11 AM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: anythingoutdoors]
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I just got back from Colorado and got a nice 3 X 4 bull and I found a old piece of wood and some old barbed wire and am going to wrap the edge of wood with barbed wire and attached skull capped elk antlers. You could go extra and use barbed wire for year killed also. Kinda rustic.
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#1002269 - 10/31/08 11:09 AM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: johnson]
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Incorporate them with other mounts.......

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#1144431 - 01/23/09 04:26 PM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: J Hartman]
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good ideas looks great
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#1147151 - 01/25/09 01:52 PM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: DOC1187]
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I like them all , have a friend that takes his smaller racks and throws them under the brown bear full mount in his den. This year he put a 9 point that I would have had mounted and been braggin proud there.
I am from now on going to do the full skull look on smaller racks . Using the old board look.

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#2694060 - 12/27/11 10:12 PM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: B Strong]
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I used a baseball display box from hobby lobby and covered the skull plate in black velvet. Added pics of the kill and attached the jawbone with a magnet or velcro with the age and date on the back. Makes a nice table mount.
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#2720007 - 01/13/12 11:59 AM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: fairchaser]
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That is really nice fairchaser. \:\)
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#2723359 - 01/16/12 07:37 AM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: plinker22]
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I took an old rack plaque, copied and cut it out, on a just a cheap piece of plywood. While I had a "green" deerskin I stretched it over the plaque and tacked it down on the back side. This way it would dry to the plaque. Bolt your antlers or skull mount to the plaque. Looks good and after 8 years there's still no hair slippage.
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#2724436 - 01/16/12 08:11 PM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: Mike Belt]
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#2732603 - 01/23/12 04:07 PM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: DOC1187]
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i'm in the process of letting these huge cedar pieces dry, then I plan on sanding, putting a coat of clear on it, then mounting some antlers on ...




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#2732699 - 01/23/12 05:16 PM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: gtk]
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i'm in the process of letting these huge cedar pieces dry, then I plan on sanding, putting a coat of clear on it, then mounting some antlers on ...








ide sure like a few of the cedar slabs. i make hat racks and need some for the base
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#2737883 - 01/27/12 10:19 PM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: Knothead]
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I braided these cutoffs using a basketweave pattern for hanging from a mantle. I used 10 strands of colored rawhide about 6 feet long. Then I used some escutchens and some other beads to add some bling. You can make them more plain for rattling horns. Antlers with no browtines make the best ones for braiding.
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#2748422 - 02/06/12 10:12 PM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: fairchaser]
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#2749877 - 02/08/12 12:23 PM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: bigasports]
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I'm working with a buddy of mine on doing something like the picture on this site http://www.anythingengraving.com/portfolio/gallery5.htm and putting a area for the antlers to be mounted on....also just burning the images for kids first deer.
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#2863557 - 07/01/12 07:43 AM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: J Hartman]
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Thanks for the plug BH! I put all mine on cut pine with a few polyeurothane coats.
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#2879874 - 07/19/12 03:46 PM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: HOOK]
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These are all sheds but they look purty cool neatly stacked on the mantle.

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#2882331 - 07/22/12 06:16 AM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: geezer]
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I can't remember exactly where I got this idea, but I saw a picture of shed antlers displayed on a replicated section of barbed wire fence and thought I would give it a try. I still haven't finished it, but you can get the idea what it looks like from this "work in progress" picture.



I am looking for the right pieces of wood for Fenceposts. If I can I'd like to find an actual old fencepost and cut it laterally in half to make 2 each mounting flush against the wall.
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#2926670 - 08/30/12 04:58 PM Re: Antler display Ideas [Re: BamaProud]
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some great ideas!
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