Plaques for dipped deer skulls

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Project by mel52 posted 04-26-2018 03:20 AM 1192 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a couple of friends get deer this year and wanted me to make them plaques to display them on. They saw that I knew how to dip paint them, so talked me into it. EXCUSE the picture quality, I was out of town and they came a day early. They took the pictures for me. They were made of Walnut, have one coat of shellac and three coats of wipe on poly lightly sanded between coats, then lightly rubbed down.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#1 posted 04-26-2018 03:38 AM

That is interesting, hadn’t heard of dipped skulls.

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 04-26-2018 04:07 AM

Nice plaques! I also make some for my dad and brother -hunters.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 04-26-2018 04:15 AM

COOL way to mount your sculls… NICE!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#4 posted 04-26-2018 05:38 AM

That is a cool idea.
Never heard of it before, but well done.
What are the skulls coloured with?


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#5 posted 04-26-2018 06:24 AM

Bob, The dark one was with heavy enamel out of a can. He is a farmer and is fond of John Deere equipment, hence the colors black, green and yellow and a little brown from the John Deere company. The other was out of spray cans and was dipped twice to get more swirls and color combinations from red, white and blue. If you don’t like the way it looks, let dry and do again or change colors.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#6 posted 04-28-2018 06:34 PM

Who knew, great project and appears to be very useful

Thank you for sharing

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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