I Didn't Make the Elk

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 12-20-2015 03:14 AM 2128 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a base I made for a local Taxidermy shop (Hang ‘em High Taxidermy). It’s 18” tall and 52” square. Beetle Kill Pine.

Not my Elk.

Thanks for reading and all comments and suggestions are welcome.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 12-20-2015 03:24 AM

But if you make elk, it would be cool like that one!!! Great job on the “mounting” base air!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#2 posted 12-20-2015 04:38 AM

Nice work.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 12-20-2015 04:52 AM

Wow Monte,

I was just talking about your style and here you are. I’m not sure I could do this one. LOL! Keep them commissions coming!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 12-20-2015 07:26 AM

Nicely crafted stand, Monte! If you turn the elk’s left ear does the top slide back to reveal the hot tub?
Sorry, couldn’t resist! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 12-20-2015 11:25 AM

Excellent…...and a whole new customer base….game mounts. You did a very good job on this and I am sure the cusromer is happy.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 12-20-2015 02:40 PM

Perfect for the purpose. Nice job.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 12-20-2015 03:34 PM

So Its just a base, something you just wipped up. Really it is very nice even if you didn’t make the elk. You have done so many projects that you just wip up. I haven’t been able to view them all at the time and comment. But I do go through them and often show them to people. There is an immense amount of pine in BC. but none with the extent of blue that you are able to get. You sure have tuned it into a great business with items unique to you.
Have a Merry Christmas. don’t spend the whole day in your shop.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 12-20-2015 05:02 PM

Well done. It strikes me a mini-gauge train would look good on that.

-- Daniel P

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#9 posted 12-20-2015 05:20 PM

Absolutely love the base. It really is a unique way to show case the elk. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#10 posted 12-20-2015 05:27 PM

That BKP goes real well with that mount.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#11 posted 12-20-2015 06:43 PM

great job Monte!

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#12 posted 12-21-2015 12:57 AM

That turned out just perfectly. Your base, a nice elk, and the “landscaping”: very cool way to display a trophy elk.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 12-21-2015 04:56 AM

Great looking piece….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#14 posted 12-21-2015 05:00 AM

The base is cool, good work, the Elk head coming out of the ground looks a little stupid to me, JMO

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#15 posted 12-22-2015 10:41 AM

that looks real nice, Monte. The amount of $$ they ask for those bases can be a little bit ridiculous, and they are not as nice as this one.

hope the person getting this mount has lots of room in their house to put it! an Elk mount is no joke, Yikes!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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