Roe buck trophy finished today

TurdusMerulaTurdusMerula MemberPosts: 205 Member
Yesterday I prepared buck's head and today I fabricated a wooden back plate for it from the timber I had. At the same time skull was whitening on peroxide. I think it turned out pretty ok. What do you think?

To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour
-William Blake-

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  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 6,707 Senior Member
    Wow - great work. That's a nice backer you made.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 17,917 Senior Member
    Now, how soon will it be before you add the other half of the pair, "Sears" to the trophy room?
    :uhm:
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
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  • 6EQUJ5 - WOW!6EQUJ5 - WOW! Banned Posts: 482 Member
    Lookin' good!
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,122 Senior Member
    Nice job, looks great.

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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 22,617 Senior Member
    I like it.
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  • HAWKENHAWKEN Senior Member Posts: 1,649 Senior Member
    Nicely done Turdus, congratulations. The first European mounts, (what they are called on our side of the pond), that I ever saw was in South Dakota. I really like the look. Does anyone in your club hunt with a muzzleloader? Keep yer powder dry..........robin
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  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 4,955 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    Now, how soon will it be before you add the other half of the pair, "Sears" to the trophy room?
    :uhm:
    Jerry

    Come on Jerry, different species are different sized trophies. A nilgai is the size of an elk and has a rack that size. Not everything is based on a whitetail deer.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
    .
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 17,917 Senior Member
    But, aren't Sears and Roebuck usually found together? Makes sense they would go together on a trophy wall!
    :jester:
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 7,318 Senior Member
    Very nice
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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 25,045 Senior Member
    Great job!!!
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  • TurdusMerulaTurdusMerula Member Posts: 205 Member
    HAWKEN wrote: »
    Nicely done Turdus, congratulations. The first European mounts, (what they are called on our side of the pond), that I ever saw was in South Dakota. I really like the look. Does anyone in your club hunt with a muzzleloader? Keep yer powder dry..........robin

    Thanks!

    No, we can't use muzzleloaders here as we have energy limits on cartridges. Like whitetail and roe deer: It needs a caliber in class 3 which means E 100 > 2000 J (2000 joules =
    1 475foot pounds), bullet at least 90gr or
    E 100 > 1700 J (1700 joules =
    1 253 foot pounds), bullet weight at least 124gr
    Moose, bear and hog hunting is allowed with calibers in class 4: E 100 (meters) > 2700 J (2700 joules =
    1 991 foot pounds), bullet weight at least 140gr or
    E 100 (meters) > 2000 J (2000 joules =
    1 475 foot pounds), bullet weight at least 155gr
    Handloading is allowed but you are responsible to load hot enough to be above legal limits.
    Bow hunting is allowed with roe deer. It will be allowed with whitetails next autumn. Moose hunt remains illegal with a bow.
    To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
    Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour
    -William Blake-
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 4,955 Senior Member
    The mount looks great. My neighbor does my euro-mounts and does a great job but his process takes a few months from start to finish. How did you get that done so quickly?
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
    .
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 4,955 Senior Member
    No, we can't use muzzleloaders here as we have energy limits on cartridges. Like whitetail and roe deer: It needs a caliber in class 3 which means E 100 > 2000 J (2000 joules =
    1 475foot pounds), bullet at least 90gr or
    E 100 > 1700 J (1700 joules =
    1 253 foot pounds), bullet weight at least 124gr
    Moose, bear and hog hunting is allowed with calibers in class 4: E 100 (meters) > 2700 J (2700 joules =
    1 991 foot pounds), bullet weight at least 140gr or
    E 100 (meters) > 2000 J (2000 joules =
    1 475 foot pounds), bullet weight at least 155gr
    Handloading is allowed but you are responsible to load hot enough to be above legal limits.
    Bow hunting is allowed with roe deer. It will be allowed with whitetails next autumn. Moose hunt remains illegal with a bow.


    Dan should be excited about another form of data to track with his reloading.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
    .
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 13,756 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    But, aren't Sears and Roebuck usually found together?
    Groan.
  • TurdusMerulaTurdusMerula Member Posts: 205 Member
    Fisheadgib wrote: »
    The mount looks great. My neighbor does my euro-mounts and does a great job but his process takes a few months from start to finish. How did you get that done so quickly?

    I skinned and cut the head first, boiled it for a couple of hours. Used compressed air to dry it and left it to dry more overnigh. Next day I draw a template and used saw to cut the backplate. Same time I took 12% peroxide and brushed the skull with it. Before this I had washed it with soapy water to get rid of the grease.
    Sawed the wood, trimmed and sanded it. Used some stain to it. Fabricated hanging point and screwed the skull to it.
    Two days. Had to do it quickly as the smell of the head doesn't get better with time in warm weather :)
    To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
    Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour
    -William Blake-
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 17,917 Senior Member
    OK- - - - -the concentration of the Peroxide is the secret. Medicinal peroxide is 2% concentration by volume. Hair bleaching peroxide is 4% (the rest is water). The peroxide Dad used to use in his methanol race car fuel instead of Nitromethane was 20%. It was strong enough to eat the bottom out of an aluminum carburetor bowl if the carb wasn't run dry between races!
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
    ASK-HOLE Someone who asks for advice and always does something opposite
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 4,955 Senior Member
    I skinned and cut the head first, boiled it for a couple of hours. Used compressed air to dry it and left it to dry more overnigh. Next day I draw a template and used saw to cut the backplate. Same time I took 12% peroxide and brushed the skull with it. Before this I had washed it with soapy water to get rid of the grease.
    Sawed the wood, trimmed and sanded it. Used some stain to it. Fabricated hanging point and screwed the skull to it.
    Two days. Had to do it quickly as the smell of the head doesn't get better with time in warm weather :)

    When he gets done, there is no smell. He puts them in with dermestidae beetles for a few weeks to a month, then he soaks them in dish soap and water for at least a week and changes the liquid a couple of times and this soaks all of the oils out of the bone, then he washes them with peroxide and dries them for a few more days.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
    .
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 36,671 Senior Member
    Fisheadgib wrote: »
    Come on Jerry, different species are different sized trophies. A nilgai is the size of an elk and has a rack that size. Not everything is based on a whitetail deer.

    You seriously missed the joke?
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 4,955 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    You seriously missed the joke?


    Skipped it because as Jerm said, "groan".
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
    .
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 36,671 Senior Member
    Fisheadgib wrote: »
    Skipped it because as Jerm said, "groan".

    But you responded to jerry as if, never mind...
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee

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