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Mule Deer Sheds 170"+ B&C.
« on: September 02, 2007, 05:25:59 PM »
Bought this set of Mule Deer Sheds off of Ebay about 8 months ago.  They were found late so they were in Hard White Condition, not a whole lot of original color left on them!  Finnaly sat down last week and stained them.  Going to mount this set of sheds on a Mule Deer cape I got back from the tannery a month ago.  Just havn't decided on what form to mount this deer on.












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Re: Mule Deer Sheds 170"+ B&C.
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2007, 05:27:40 PM »
I talked my husband into modeling for you guys, lol :chuckle:

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Re: Mule Deer Sheds 170"+ B&C.
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2007, 06:57:28 PM »
Nice!   Your blacktail ones are better though. ;)

Where've ya been.....got those boxes unloaded yet?
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Re: Mule Deer Sheds 170"+ B&C.
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2007, 08:55:15 PM »
 :drool:  Having to wait on the blacktail sheds is killing me. 

I have been on everyday.  Sometimes I don't have anything to say or someone says it for me.

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Re: Mule Deer Sheds 170"+ B&C.
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2007, 06:15:38 AM »
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I have been on everyday.  Sometimes I don't have anything to say or someone says it for me.

No way, I find that hard to believe..lol

The sheds look great.. do you have any before pics?




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Re: Mule Deer Sheds 170"+ B&C.
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2007, 07:41:12 AM »
What kind of stain do you use??? My dad has a great skull that was found, but the rack is bleached white and I would like to bring it back to life.
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Re: Mule Deer Sheds 170"+ B&C.
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2007, 05:34:48 PM »
Sorry Billythekidrock I don't have any befor pictures.  They were pretty white befor I started the process. 

I used MinWax stain.  The ones I used were Jacobean and Special Walnut,  I apply the lighter one first and wipe it off til I get the desired colors.  Than I let it dry for 24 hours or so.  After that I apply the darker color on the base of the antlers.  About 2/3 the way up to the "Y".  Keep it off the tip of the brow tines and the bumps around the base.  Gives it that rubbed polished look. 

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Re: Mule Deer Sheds 170"+ B&C.
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2007, 12:23:04 PM »
sweet looking rack
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Re: Mule Deer Sheds 170"+ B&C.
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2007, 10:06:32 AM »
That turned out pretty nice, good job.