Show us something that you MADE...

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Ricardo Kuhn, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. KeithinSC

    KeithinSC Long timer

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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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  2. tcs06

    tcs06 The Clueless Wonder

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    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. :evil
  3. Murphy Slaw

    Murphy Slaw Long timer

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  4. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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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.
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  5. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    Very nice. Think there might be a little Django Rhinehardt influence in there.
  6. Murphy Slaw

    Murphy Slaw Long timer

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    Thanks.

    And Scotty Stoneman......
  7. KeithinSC

    KeithinSC Long timer

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    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:lol3
    .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.

    before pic
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  8. PunkinHead

    PunkinHead Moobless Adventurer

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    I'm curious if a .22 will swing those or if it takes a round with a bit more oomph.
  9. AK Oldman

    AK Oldman WANDRN

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  10. Murphy Slaw

    Murphy Slaw Long timer

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  11. SuperSlug

    SuperSlug The Space Worm ®

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    I LOVE those soldering pads!

    Nice work, too. :thumb
  12. 2old2Bbold

    2old2Bbold was 2bold2getold

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    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.
  13. tomski74

    tomski74 Silesian American

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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 :D

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  14. Shoganai

    Shoganai Let's do some livin'

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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.


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    There is beauty and sadness in that.



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  15. AK Oldman

    AK Oldman WANDRN

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    An over whelming amount of each!
  16. perterra

    perterra -. --- .--. .

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    The daughters demanded home made under $25 Christmas. Three daughters, three tables.
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  17. GSWayne

    GSWayne Old Guy nOOb

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    Sounds like great daughters, and the tables are pretty nice too. :clap
  18. GS Addict

    GS Addict Pepperfool

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    No kidding, thanks for sharing.:cry
  19. Shoganai

    Shoganai Let's do some livin'

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    In case it was not legible, N is for noble.

    That touched me the most.

    I didn't know he knew how stoic and proud and NEVER complaining she has been these last few years.


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  20. perterra

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    I made them for the patio, they all put them in the house. They were fun to make.