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Old 01-03-2013, 04:42 PM   #2761
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I guess I understand what with the maintenance costs and the fact they weren't designed for today's farming needs.
My grandpa always swore that it was the moisture from the animals that kept the barns in good working order, so after they built a new barn he always kept heffers and calves in the old barn, just to keep it warm and moist.

Unknown if that's just farmer lore.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:41 PM   #2762
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Shot this deer in early November. Skinned the head and boiled it out, scrape, peel, repeat. Last step was to bleach the skull. Neighbor suggested Blonde Hair Dye Gel. Worked better than traditional peroxide.
Found a scrap of oak from an old dresser and stained it.
Picture is on the kitchen floor....Wife already said that is as close as it will ever get to hanging on the wall in HER house! (It'll look better hanging in my shop anyhow!)

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Old 01-04-2013, 05:17 AM   #2763
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Shot this deer in early November. Skinned the head and boiled it out, scrape, peel, repeat. Last step was to bleach the skull. Neighbor suggested Blonde Hair Dye Gel. Worked better than traditional peroxide.
Found a scrap of oak from an old dresser and stained it.
Picture is on the kitchen floor....Wife already said that is as close as it will ever get to hanging on the wall in HER house! (It'll look better hanging in my shop anyhow!)

DSCN2024x_zps91b42fd7
That looks very nice! Way too nice to hang in your shop so you might find someone, like myself, with empty walls and no wife.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:23 AM   #2764
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I made this song. Wrote it, played the guitars, bass, mandolin and banjo.

It's all me.....

http://soundcloud.com/ben-dummitt/01-kelly-blue
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:12 AM   #2765
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Shot this deer in early November. Skinned the head and boiled it out, scrape, peel, repeat. Last step was to bleach the skull. Neighbor suggested Blonde Hair Dye Gel. Worked better than traditional peroxide.
Found a scrap of oak from an old dresser and stained it.
Picture is on the kitchen floor....Wife already said that is as close as it will ever get to hanging on the wall in HER house! (It'll look better hanging in my shop anyhow!)
Good deer. Whats the story? Rifle, muzzle loader, bow, pointed stick? This is called European mount. That's the way I mount all my kills. I like to study the teeth as I learn more about aging deer and compare one to another. I saw a true European mount in a gun store and they hollow out the back side to hold the jaw bones and teeth leaving just the head on the front. As the honrs dry out you can freshen them up with furniture oil finish.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:44 AM   #2766
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I made this song. Wrote it, played the guitars, bass, mandolin and banjo.

It's all me.....

http://soundcloud.com/ben-dummitt/01-kelly-blue
Very nice. Think there might be a little Django Rhinehardt influence in there.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:49 PM   #2767
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Very nice. Think there might be a little Django Rhinehardt influence in there.
Thanks.

And Scotty Stoneman......
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:55 PM   #2768
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Good deer. Whats the story? Rifle, muzzle loader, bow, pointed stick? This is called European mount. That's the way I mount all my kills. I like to study the teeth as I learn more about aging deer and compare one to another. I saw a true European mount in a gun store and they hollow out the back side to hold the jaw bones and teeth leaving just the head on the front. As the honrs dry out you can freshen them up with furniture oil finish.
First buck since I moved to SC. Grew up hunting in Western NY. I thought, "huh, nice 8pt, nothing special" Coworkers asked what it weighed, about 200 field dressed. They pointed out that is considered a hoss in these parts
.308 Savage Axis my MIL won at a gun raffle, 110 yds from a ground blind. I figured a DIY Euro mount would be fun, and I was not going to drop $400 on a stuffed head! Cost me about a half tank of propane to boil it out, and about $4 for hair dye.

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Old 01-06-2013, 08:21 AM   #2769
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Made a dueling tree to prove to my son I am a better shot than him . Plates are AR500 steel to take high powered rifle rounds.

I'm curious if a .22 will swing those or if it takes a round with a bit more oomph.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:56 PM   #2770
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I made this song. Wrote it, played the guitars, bass, mandolin and banjo.

It's all me.....

http://soundcloud.com/ben-dummitt/01-kelly-blue

You sir, are very talented!
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:03 AM   #2771
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You sir, are very talented!
Thanks for the kind words.

Here's another one, with words.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBMbCSRLfZI
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:45 PM   #2772
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I LOVE those soldering pads!

Nice work, too.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:02 PM   #2773
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I LOVE those soldering pads!

Nice work, too.
Thanks, It's a fun avocation that scratches the creative itch. I like leaning new things, and there is a lot to learn in this discipline.

That honey comb soldering pad seems to hold just the right amount of heat and doesn't absorb to much to make the process difficult.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:44 PM   #2774
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I had a 6' piece of a channel and some other scrap metal. My friend donated a few feet of heavy wall 2" square tubing. So I decided to build me a bike carrier. Total cost = $1.35 for one bolt and a nut



Test fit:



All welded:



Final touch:



Tested:

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Old 01-10-2013, 02:30 PM   #2775
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I'll show you something my 27 year old son made.



Just before Christmas my son woke up crying. Not just weeping but racked sobbing. He dreamed his cousin Rachael (25) had died. She was in fact in ICU with bilateral chest tubes on 100% NRB with O2 sats in the 50's. Her cancer has nearly run it's course and I didn't think she was going to make it home one more time.

She did but time is what time is and never enough of it.

Today my Autistic son said kind of matter of factly, "Her battery is running down, isn't?"



To some who don't understand that an Autistic mind thinks heavily in pictures, this would have sounded odd at best.

But aren't all our batteries running down?




He made this bracelet for her in Social Group. I thought, 'why didn't he spell her name?' and thought he had just stuck a bunch of things on a string that were shiny.

Today I found him writing something while flipping through the baubles.

I was wrong, very wrong and even I was caught off guard with the depth of what he meant by stringing those random letters together.




There is beauty and sadness in that.



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