Tight Spot Quivers
Elk/Deer Hide on Antlers
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
BULELK1 02-Apr-19
BULELK1 02-Apr-19
BULELK1 02-Apr-19
BULELK1 02-Apr-19
BULELK1 02-Apr-19
TrapperKayak 02-Apr-19
Feedjake 02-Apr-19
Kodiak 02-Apr-19
Shoe 02-Apr-19
Brotsky 02-Apr-19
Treeline 02-Apr-19
Treeline 02-Apr-19
Whocares 02-Apr-19
Whocares 02-Apr-19
Treeline 02-Apr-19
Junior 02-Apr-19
t-roy 02-Apr-19
Cazador 02-Apr-19
BULELK1 03-Apr-19
tobywon 04-Apr-19
Windlaker_1 04-Apr-19
Treeline 05-Apr-19
Whocares 05-Apr-19
ground hunter 05-Apr-19
BULELK1 06-Apr-19
From: BULELK1
02-Apr-19
'morning All,

I was doing some spring cleaning for a Yard sale and I finally decided to finish up some antlers with elk hide.

I've had the plaques cut and ready for quite a few years, I just never did get around to finishing them up.

They turned out kinda nice after all.

Good luck, Robb

From: BULELK1
02-Apr-19

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Production line cleaning and final shine up.
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Production line cleaning and final shine up.

From: BULELK1
02-Apr-19

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Colo Hunter Fryingpan Wilderness
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My first ever branch antlered Bow Bull

From: BULELK1
02-Apr-19

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Wyo Region H
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Wyo Region H
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Colo Holy Cross Wilderness
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Utah Wasatch Front Extended Area
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A couple of Bow Muleys

From: BULELK1
02-Apr-19
Any of you guys do something similar on your Whitetail or Blacktail bucks?

I think they do turn out better than a basic Euro type mounts.

Good luck, Robb

From: TrapperKayak
02-Apr-19
Looks real nice and my wife likes them like that better than skulls. She will even allow these type of mounts in the house... :^) Head mounts too, but Euro skulls not encouraged. That said, I have a bunch of them in waiting just like you did, and I hope they turn out this nice.

From: Feedjake
02-Apr-19
Those look really good! Nice and clean display. I just love skulls though, especially with heavy dark antlers of any kind.

From: Kodiak
02-Apr-19
They look great, nice and tidy.

From: Shoe
02-Apr-19
Very nicely done, Congratulations

From: Brotsky
02-Apr-19
They look great Robb! Very nicely done.

From: Treeline
02-Apr-19
Really turned out great Robb! You using chamois for the leather?

Gotta say your backdrop of dream trophies is not too bad either! Several very nice looking "trophy rack" pictures mixed in with the deer and elk;-)

Have quite a few that I have done like that and a couple of elk in the hopper to get finished up. Currently don't have any more room to hang racks or heads so most are boxed up. Working on finishing out an addition on the house that will have a lot of wall space for hanging critters (been a very long process).

From: Treeline
02-Apr-19

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Some white tails with elk hide.

From: Whocares
02-Apr-19
Nice jobs bulelk1 and Treeline. I've done a few using felt but not leather. Like those leather ones.

From: Whocares
02-Apr-19

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Here's a couple of my first ones using felt. Will have get some leather. What do you guys use to build the base. I've used plaster of Paris but have an article by Remi Warren where he used spray foam insulation and upholstery foam. May try that. In case Jaq is reading if I get leather I'll have to hide it cuz my Brazillian girl friend cuts it up and makes whips!

From: Treeline
02-Apr-19
I use plaster mixed with vermiculite. It is a lot easier to shape and sand down than straight plaster.

Chamois leather like you would use for your car works really well. It is easy to work with and stretches well. Second would be deer hide.

Elk hide is a bit thicker and harder to work with, but is tougher when braided into whips:-)

From: Junior
02-Apr-19
Very Nice! You guys put some work in to those!

From: t-roy
02-Apr-19
Lookin good, Rob, Tavis, and Chuck! Nice workmanship!

Back in the early 80s, my buddy and I did a couple of whitetail racks with the plaster of Paris and a chamois cloth and put them on cedar discs. Turned out pretty good. They’re still hanging out in the shop. Lookin a bit rough nowadays, but still bring back good memories when I look at them.

From: Cazador
02-Apr-19

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Looks good!

I’ve never liked the looks of Euros, and prefer to cap and throw in the shed or a few on the wall.

I like the wood a bit on the dark side.

From: BULELK1
03-Apr-19

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I'm okay with these being in my Garage as the don't blend well in my TR. 32 x 36 garage so I have plenty of wall space for 'em.
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I'm okay with these being in my Garage as the don't blend well in my TR. 32 x 36 garage so I have plenty of wall space for 'em.
L@@king Good Fella's

True that, lot's of time and commitment to the final out come.

Good luck, Robb

From: tobywon
04-Apr-19
They look great. That's they way I do my deer. I have a few with tanned deer hide with fur on that my taxi has done. Ill tan and do one myself one day with fur on.

From: Windlaker_1
04-Apr-19
Whocares, I use Water Putty. Seems to me to be lighter than Plaster of Paris. WindLaker

From: Treeline
05-Apr-19

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Close up of leather cap
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Elk make great bow racks!

From: Whocares
05-Apr-19
OK Treeline !??

05-Apr-19
that's how I do mine

From: BULELK1
06-Apr-19
Very Nice!!

I'm kinda liking that Felt color look Chuck, for some breakup from All the Same--------->

Good luck, Robb

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