DIY Euro Mount

Discussion in 'DIY Archery & Hunting Projects' started by Shocker99, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. Shocker99

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    JasonOhio2018 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Looks good. I’m sure he will be happy!
     
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    Nice
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    Looks awesome!
     
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    Looks awesome! Is there a trick to burning the wood?
     
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    Not at all! It’s super simple. Just sweep over it with a plumbing torch with propane. More or less burn to your preference. Notice we burned the edges of the accent pieces more than the background wood so they would stick out better
     
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    Looks good. Before trying stain, rub the antlers down with freshly used coffee grounds. It will have the same darkening effect but it will be easier to clean off the skull cap than stain, if some should drip on it.
     
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    Looks good!
     
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    Complete with name tag.
     

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