Elk horn pool cue rack

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Project by Arthouse posted 02-18-2014 03:01 PM 3940 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a fun project I just finished . The clients brought a pic of a antique black forrest gun rack to me. I didn’t like it for the horns were short and joined together . Too busy I said and they agreed. I then purchased 4’ elk horns , fallow horns for the top and axis horns all grown locally on wild game ranches here in Texas. They wanted a drawer on the bottom to hold chalk and other things. I used some classical elements like curved walnut veneer coming off the wall to give it a lead in to the drawer front that held the axis horns for drawer pulls. It is a very simple piece except for the horn connections. The Elk horns had to have a walnut dowel 2 3/4 ’’ turned and drilled into the horns to let them sit it a routered hole so I could glue and screw from underneath. I then glued the top down to the drawer unit and distressed the whole piece. I hung it on a 45% clip holding perfectly the whole 8’ high frame. The clients loved it and gave me another commission. All this and Heaven too.

-- "The hand is the cutting edge of the mind but the wind and sun are the healing factors of the heart

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#1 posted 02-18-2014 04:08 PM

Very nice!
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 02-18-2014 04:59 PM

Love it too!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 02-18-2014 05:10 PM

COOL and Unique rack…

Awesome arrangement!

Thank you.

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

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#4 posted 02-18-2014 06:52 PM

what a beautiful piece, you always do spectacular work and were more then worthy of another commision, i love this type of work and also have some beautiful antler being sent to me from wyoming…will be my birthday present… beautiful job.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 02-19-2014 12:34 AM

Very nice! Those horns would make a hell of a gun rack too!

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#6 posted 02-19-2014 01:12 AM

Very cool!

-- Tommy

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