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    Default Moose Totem pole???

    I decided to try to mount my moose from this year different since I was out of wall space. I wanted to see the antlers as I did when he was alive. So this is what I come up with. Still need to strip and finish the wood and whiten and seal the skull. I took these to check it for size where I want it.

    So what do you think???? Love it,, Hate it???



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    Love it!!!

    I've never seen one done like that. It looks like you can move it around when you get tired of it in one spot.

    I may have to use this idea someday if you don't mind. Good job.

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    Thanks, plus I think I need one for the other side of the TV...LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by stid2677 View Post
    Thanks, plus I think I need one for the other side of the TV...LOL

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    If you can get another one that nice I say go for it! That would look awsome. Most of my racks are all in a bone pile in the basement or in the shed. Wifey don't like critters in the house. I know I know, but it keeps the peace.

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    Looks good Steve.

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    That looks great. Nice original idea. Just make sure you or your wife don't poke your eyes out bending down to pick something up. I had a caribou rack hanging kind of low (because it was so freakin' big obviously)(lol) and my wife impaled the top of her head a few times with it's shovel. That will quickly reduce your "trophy room" to a "bone pile in the basement." As soon as I'm done with my bearchair, I'm getting that awesome moose pedestal done.
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    I think it is going to make your TV look little. Way out of balance with the furnishings. Perhaps splitting the skullplate and putting the antlers on each side of the TV would offer symatry. Or a Pole on either side, and a cross bar like a meat pole would look. Maybe the antlers on one corner and some faux game bags, maybe a couple pairs of dirty sox draped over the edge. I see lots of room for improvement. Possibly turn that whole room into a campsite, I think that would be a great place to hang out. Then again I am not an interior decorater. I decorate the yard, woodshed and shop.

    Very nice moose btw.
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    Man Steve you sure came up with a great idea this time around, I love the looks of it and agree with the other posters you need a matching moose for the other side of your tv. The burl base is a nice touch as well. Can't wait to see the finished product!!!

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    Love it, dude. Only one thing would it make it better! grin...:-))

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Bartlett View Post
    Love it, dude. Only one thing would it make it better! grin...:-))

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    That is too funny Larry, I do have those DVDs, even got Rich to give me some tips, gave him a ride in my Levitator that Charles bought from you. Even put him in tag bags for the ride home.

    BTW, loved your hunt with the 3 bulls.. WOW

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    Another great custom piece. Looks great.
    Congrat's

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    Ok, I'll be honest here.

    When you first put it up I thought it was a joke of some kind? The mount itself looks great but that pole set up has me looking for the "Velvet Elvis" on the wall.

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    I love it. This is another one of your ideas that I have filed away with every intention of stealing to use for myself. Is it top heavy? I have two kids so I worry about things like that. I like the burl wood, but if I am ever able to do that I might look at a bigger piece of wood, or maybe a chainsaw carving to keep the proportions more balanced. Moose are large animals and I think that having a mounting pedestal that is somewhat representative of their neck size might look good (it might not though because it might just make the skull look out of place). I also think that it would worthwhile to put a small spotlight on the base somewhere to light the antlers and create shadows that emphasize the antlers.
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    The bottom it quite heavy and makes it very stable, it can not tip over, even if pulled on because the antlers will hit the ceiling preventing it from tipping. Here are a few more photos, the first few on this post were just in the conception phase.









    Look forward to seeing everyone's ideas.

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    Looks good Steve, I cant see the cut of the bone in pictures, and the bracket you made looks good and should hold up. Nice looking way to show him off! congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by dieNqvrs View Post
    Looks good Steve, I cant see the cut of the bone in pictures, and the bracket you made looks good and should hold up. Nice looking way to show him off! congrats
    Thanks for all the tips Chris, used the acrylic disovlved in acetone to seal this skull and two spring black bears I had. Thanks again for showing me how you prepare skulls. Great tips and I learned a lot from you.

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    Very cool idea, Steve. When I was in AK for my hunt this fall, I saw lot of the burl wood in the gift stores. I wish I would have bought a couple of 6 to 8 foot pieces to mount our caribou euro mounts on. That being said, does anyone now where I could order such?
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