My Low-Budget DIY Euro Mount

Discussion in 'DIY Archery & Hunting Projects' started by head2toe camo, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. tynimiller

    tynimiller Legendary Woodsman

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    You can see in the picture that the middle one most definitely turned out the best...it was not boiled but extremely slow simmered, picked, simmered, picked and once more. Then although decently white already I treated it with salon grade hydrogen peroxide and it really turned out great.

    The top one was a buried head for a year....discolored and not happy with the look it creates at all...whitened it somewhat after but won't turn white I suspect without serious elbow grease.

    The bottom one was allowed to rot a while but than boiled...sadly that was a mistake as it made the bones brittle and you can see nose is gone due to it.
     
  2. Hillbilly Jedi

    Hillbilly Jedi Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Looks great. The boiling is the hard part with not messing up the base of the antlers. Using the right pot makes a big difference.
     
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    Nice !!!
     
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    [​IMG] looks very similar to the buck I shot last year! Great job, yours looks really nice!

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    I use a buck boiler as well. Very happy with the results.
     
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    I had a buck boiler and it broke it cost too much to buy another so I made one from a home Depot bucket and a heating element from a water heater total cost under 15 dollars and it works great
     
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    Fair warning
    With out a temp regulated unit the water gets crazy hot and it only takes a few hours so don't ruin your skull
     
  9. JungleJoe

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    Anyone got a link to this buck boiler or is it just a turkey fryer?

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    I'm going to try this this year. Always wanted to do it. Thanks for the inspiration

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    In FL we use piss ant / fire ant mounds. Lmao
     
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    have to have a cosmo license to buy the hyrdo peroxide solution at beauty supplies here; I found a dead buck last year that the skin pretty much became leather around the skull and the skull was yellow, i ended up painting it white
     
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    I agree. Power washer is the way to go. Boil the skull only to soften up tissue then on the lowest level power wash it all away. You need a good workspace and put the skull on a wooden pallet or box while spraying. I have personally done 5+ deer and 2 bear skulls this way. If your a DIY guy this is the way to go
     
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    I always boil then pressure wash as well then some 40 peroxide
     

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