DIY European Mount

Discussion in 'D.I.Y.' started by Rheath, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. Rheath

    Rheath 6 pointer

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    Just a mobile home wheel, a grill top grate, & an old pot all from the dump. Only spent $3 for the peroxide from Sally's beauty, and $2 in change at the local car wash for a good pressure wash. First one I've ever done. It was pretty easy even with wood burning. I'm sure propane would be a breeze. Considering doing some for people next year.
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  2. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

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    Nice work and great deer
     
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  3. Gioacchino

    Gioacchino 6 pointer

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    Looks awesome, nice deer!
     
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  4. Rheath

    Rheath 6 pointer

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    Thank you all. I'm too cheap to pay someone else when I can do something myself and learn something in the process. He looks bigger than he is with a bare skull. Only scored 115 but I'm happy with him. Was shocked at the local prices when I called around for the mount as I haven't had one done in quite a few years which is why I opted to give it a try.
     
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  5. gds

    gds 6 pointer

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    Give us your recipe and don't tell me it has to be boiled over cedar wood , I don't have any. Good looking job.
     
  6. carbonhunter

    carbonhunter 6 pointer

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    How long did you have to boil it?
     
  7. Rheath

    Rheath 6 pointer

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    Skin, take out eyes, take off jaw, cut off big chunks of meat.

    Just simmer for about half a day, taking out every 30 mins or so to brush off-pick off with pliers pieces of meat. Use a hair dryer to really get the coals hot like a forge. It was a windy cold day so i had to work at it keep my fire going good.

    Last hour put in some dish soap to cut the grease and take away some of the yellowing.

    Take to the car wash and pressure wash.

    Use gloves and goggles and apply 40 volume peroxide, painting on skull after wrapping some electrical tape on the antler bases. Wrap in plastic wrap, put in a box, cut a hole in the bottom box and feed in a hair dryer. Turn on low for about 25 mins.

    Remove from box and plastic wrap and rinse. Let dry. Repeat bleaching if not white enough. Once was fine for me.

    Only down fall to wood besides the obvious i had to buff the antlers as they got scorched a bit when flames got to big. Picked me up a used propane turkey fryer at an auction over the weekend for $4 I'm gonna use next year.
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2016
  8. jblack1

    jblack1 10 pointer

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    I'm going to try a method I found on youtube,
    bury the head except for the antlers and forget about it for a few months,
    I think I will wrap the antlers in aluminum foil to keep the rodents from chewing them,
    then put some sort of tub over the exposed antlers, so the sun won't bleach them.
     
  9. Rheath

    Rheath 6 pointer

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    I thought about doing the same thing. They sell those big plastic tubs with handles at Lowe's for 8 bucks.
     

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