Live Edge Oak Plaque - Antler Mount

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Project by Finn03 posted 04-08-2014 06:37 PM 3613 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this plaque after last hunting season.

Took an 8pt in Ohio, not exceptional or big enough for a mount, but I decided to try a new mount. I’ve typically just take the skull cap and antlers, and wall hang in my shop. I’ve done a few on plaques in the past.

This year I cut a tree ring from an down oak (fire wood) from the woods where I hunted, sawed it flat, hand planed smooth, then sanded the hell out of it to 180. This really brought out the growth rings and grain.

Finished it with tung oil, and a bit of wax. Makes a decent plaque straight from my hunting woods, and can’t beat the free price.

I have an order in from one more from my dad who took a nice (wider) 8pt out of PA.

-- Shane - Dublin, OH

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#1 posted 04-11-2014 01:13 PM

Nice mount to be proud of!!.................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 04-14-2014 02:19 PM

Cool antler mount! The grains and live edge look amazing just fitting for your great collection. Well done!

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