Grandfather's deer

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Grandfather's deer

Postby JustinNH » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:36 am

My Grandfather and I were pretty close (taught me a lot about striper fishing and shooting). He passed away 5 years ago and just recently I found some of his deer's antlers in the basement while visiting my grandmother. She said I could have them, so I wanted to do something with them...

The bottom point of the cover is a little to the side, but I think over all it looks decent. Its nice to say I did the work on it and it was my grandfather's deer.
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Re: Grandfather's deer

Postby Benny8 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:11 am

I like it Justin. Very nice. Great way to honor your grandfather. :thumbsup:
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Re: Grandfather's deer

Postby HeritageHunter » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:43 am

Very cool...Nice work.
Keep the tradition alive and take a kid hunting!!!!

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Re: Grandfather's deer

Postby JustinNH » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:15 am

Thank you both.
It is proudly displayed right above the walk way to the living room. You can actually see the two main beams as you go into the room.
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Re: Grandfather's deer

Postby rjbadfish » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:02 pm

Justin, Looks great :thumbsup:
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Re: Grandfather's deer

Postby mushfoot » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:25 pm

nice job :thumbsup:
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Re: Grandfather's deer

Postby JustinNH » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:43 pm

Thank you both as well!

Fleshed most of the scoter the other day, injected, dried, and painted the feet. Once my fine wire wheel comes in on Friday, I should be able to flesh the rest of it and get it mounted up within a week or so (depending on work, crow hunting, and the wife).

Only put two holes in the back of the scoter so far, which is an improvement to the 10-15 I did for the buffie on the wire wheel. Hopefully the fine wires are easier to work with. The coarse wheel (only one in stock at 3 places I went that fit my set up) was probably not the best choice to learn the fleshing wheel on.

I got some other birds in the freezer, including a grouse from last year that I have to skin and freeze in water for the future before they get burned. Going to be a busy weekend!

Anyways... Pics soon! :thumbsup:
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