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Old 12-05-2008, 12:20 AM
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Default please help me mount my deer antlers.

I have tried this before and have not gotten any response. i have 12 sets of antlers that i need to put up on the wall. does anyone out there have a way for me to put the things on a plaque?

basically i was thinking along the lines of using buying the manufactured taxidermyforms, cementing the horns in place, than wrapping the form in leather. once that is all done putting it on a plaque. i am just not sure how to do it.

if anyone has any plans (pictures would help) i would appreciate it. thanks.
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Old 12-05-2008, 01:32 AM
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Check out Van Dykes Taxidermy website. They have a "How To" section. You may also check " Taxidermy Net".
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:30 AM
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Just go get the mounting plaque kits, theyre relatively cheap.
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:56 AM
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Just go get the mounting plaque kits, theyre relatively cheap.

X2..
These are easy to use
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:14 PM
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Just go get the mounting plaque kits, theyre relatively cheap.
X3
you can pick them up at any sporting goods store and wal-mart for a decent price and they look good
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Old 12-05-2008, 10:20 PM
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I use Felt from the fabric store, Super glue, a cordless drill and a hacksaw to shape the skull plate.

It takes a few tries - but its not hard to learn how to cut the fabric to fit.
I've done hundreds this way fro friends & family.









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Old 12-06-2008, 12:33 PM
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wow..thats a lot of mounts for 1 wall
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:32 PM
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Farm hunter i like your custom cap mounts. How are you securing the skull plate to the wood?
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:10 PM
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Securing them to the wood is the hardest part - and took some time and effort to master.

What I do is:

1. drill two 1/16" or 3/32" holes in the Back side of the skull - about 3/4" deep - below the antlers



2. Then I cut the heads off two nails - and drop them in the holes- so the sharp ends stick out about 1/4". Then I hold the nails in so that they dont fall out.

3. I center the antlers on the prepared board - and firmly PRESS the skull on to the board. The Nails leave 2 impressions of exactly where to drill through the board to line up the holes.

4. Then I use sheetrock screws of the proper length - and recess them in backside of the board. If I use the right length screws - I can screw them in really tight, and they are flush with the back of the board.

Thats it - I can do them pretty quick now after 20 years,

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Old 12-10-2008, 04:28 AM
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Thank you
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