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I hope she likes it...
A little something I made my wife, Lana, for Christmas. This is the buck she arrowed in 2017. The shed is from the deer I arrowed in 2012. The lamp nut, or burr is from a shed she found years ago in central ok. I got this idea from the web. Can't wait to give it to her. :)
That’s really a great present with meaning Very nice work
What's not to like. You done good. She will love it. Nice work.
Very Cool, good job! If she doesn't like it, I'll take it:)
I think you did a great job, and she will love it. Much better than a bought present in my opinion.
Easy project if you're somewhat handy with tools. All you need is a lamp kit, the lamp all thread (about two ft), lamp shade, either an aluminum arrow or piece of aluminum tubing (what I used) to cover all thread, shed antler and a skull mount. Bought most of the supplies at lowes, shade too.
The hardest part is the alignment part and drilling the holes in the skull. The rest is simple measuring and putting the parts together.
I actually used real fletching and painted the "arrow" with hammered brown spray paint. Some people actually cover it with an aluminum arrow with fletch, I didn't like that look. I also bored out the burr and glued the nut to hold the lamp shade, in it.
Beautiful! Great work! Wish I had the talent of some of the artists here!
Looks great! She will have to come up with something pretty awesome to one up that.
Thanks fellas! I took it over to my inlaws, now they want one. I told them they better get to hunting.
If anyone needs help building one, I'll help guide you through it. Here's a few more pics...
BTW, that buck looks like he shrunk from when you shot him this fall;-)
Or did you decide to just cut this year’s antlers up for knife handles:-0
GJ Rick. Looks great. I'm sure she'll love it.
Great job Rick! That’s cool.
Merry Christmas to you and Lana.
That’s really cool man!
Her being a hunter, it's a pretty safe bet. Good idea Embry !
Looks great! I have being wanting to make one of those.
I love it and I bet Lana does to. Nice work. Hunt
Very cool Rick! I’m sure she’ll love it! You obviously put a lot of work and care into it and that will mean as much to Lana I’m sure as anything. Beautiful work! Merry Christmas Embry’s!
Very cool.. if i ever kill something nice enough for this I’ll send it your way..
Thanks for making the rest of us look bad, Rick!!
Looks great! Lots of meaningful aspects to it as well! Merry Christmas!
What t-roy said...Thanks for making the rest of us look bad, Rick!!
Very cool I’m sure it will be a hit!
I don’t know what you mean make the rest of us look bad. I got my wife new bags for the vacuum AND a new brush to scrub toilets with.
Great, Rick. Lana will love it!l I'm going to try something similar for GF for her birthday but mine won't have that level of craftsmanship. Probably list southward a little...
Hell Yes----> Damn Nice!
Good luck, Robb
Looks great Rick. Nicely done.
NICE!!!! You're obviously not married to Meghan Markle!!! ;-)
Nice job Rick ! She's going to like that for sure !
very nice......i'm sure she will love it !
Thank you all very much. I think if I retire early, this will be something I will do as a hobby. Not shoulder mounts or taxidermy, but unique type stuff with European mounts. I really enjoy creating and doing this type of craft.
Merry Christmas all!
That will brighten up her day for sure. Neat
Thats really cool Rick! You should be proud. She's gonna love it
She liked it!
Merry Christmas everyone!
Awesome! Love that field photo as well! Merry Christmas!
We all knew she would. Merry Christmas.
Rick, that’s awesome man. Great idea.
I just Pm'd him and said how blessed he is in so many ways, and she is blessed as well!
Priceless! Rick ....Kudos
Thank you all very much. I didn't do much, the hard part was killing the deer. Here's its final destination over by the workout ball and guitar that never get used. Lol