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    Default Sheep horn/burl lamp

    Gathered up some burls and sheep horns and decided to make the wife a new lamp.
    I have it assembled and need to apply the epoxy topper and a lamp kit. Going to top it off with a copper shade with a sheep cut out on it. Might also have the sheep horns carved, what do you think. Carved sheep horns or leave them natural???








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    Very nice, I would keep them natural. Very cool idea..

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    Natural looks good.

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    nice Steve!!! natural!!
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    I agree, Leave it natural it already looks outstanding.

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    Default lamp

    Another vote for natural.....man that's really nice work.
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    Default Q for ya Steve

    Steve,
    Looks great natural.
    Did you cut the burl or have a shop slab it for you?
    I would like to slab a couple burls for Euro mounts but I hear local shops won't touch them as they ruin blades...
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    I bought the burl slab at a shop and they planed it for me. It was kiln dried and a hardwood burl.

    I'm into the burls as you can see. Here are a few I've done.









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    Man those are awesome! Im feelin a good idea comin on for some of my antlers....have 2 moose racks, 1 4x4 Idaho whitetail and a 3x4 kodiak blacktail that I would like to mount someday ( mite have more after this year hehe!). also a couple of bear skulls and varmint skulls..until then there just sittin in storage.



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    Looks great Steve. I say leave the ram horns natural. Where did you get em? Are those the ones you had on a skull for a while on the old packboard? It would be cool to find some someday while in the sheep mountains.

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    Default Natural looks great

    Wow, that is some nice craftsmanship there, what a great idea for the Euro mounts also, I may be copying that one.

    "Natural," on the sheep horns I'd say they look best as they were made originally
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    My vote goes to natural too.

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    ...I agree, I like the natural look, as well!

    -Awesome , beautiful creations there, Steve!
    -Very origional!
    -Great job!

    -I've got to show these pics to my hubby...
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    Thanks for all the suggestions, I will leave them natural. Changed a few things around and poured the epoxy sealer on it today, another coat tomorrow. The electrical parts and lamp shade are in the mail. Hope to have it done this weekend.

    Only problem now is she wants matching coffee and end tables.

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    Beautiful work Steve, like to see it when you are finished.

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    Very nice Steve. That European Caribou mount is giving me ideas........

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    After making a few adjustments, I have it all assembled and epoxied, still have to add the lamp kit and shade when they arrive.






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    Now I have another question.

    Does this slab look large enough for the antlers???

    Or should I look for a larger piece?

    Will be used as a coffee table.





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    Default don't want to bury the rack

    Although it looks a bit small for settin' stuff on, I wouldn't want to bury the Moose Rack under the table top (as beautiful as those are) I'd say "that is such a unique piece it'll work excellently, as is, for what you are doing,

    Just from looking at it, and not being able to walk around it, is it worth asking if the back of the Rack could be a "tanglefoot" issue at all? You know, if people are just aware of the table top and stub toes on the base?

    Golleeee, that is some nice work Steve, and thanks for passing on those creative ideas for displaying wildlife stuff
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    I would go a bit larger.

    The lamp looks GREAT!

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