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    Stag skull mount

    Hi guys, yeah got a red stag during the roar and half arsed cleaned it up, even that was a mission.skin, boil, water blast, maggots ect. I still have a small amount of flesh left on the skull which has hardened with time. I have now decided to make a mount for my room and want to clean it up.Is it to late to reboil then peroxide? Will the flesh come off without destroying the bone? Also what are your best methods of cleaning to hang on the wall? Photos would be good, come on I know you want to show off your hard work.
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    Don't know about the re-boiling, but you could try soaking the skull for a day or two, might rehydrate the flesh and make it easier to clean off.

    As for whitening, with mine i got a 1L bottle of 50% peroxide off trademe for $20 and poured that into a container with water till is covered the skull and let it bubble away, think it was 12-14L of water in there
    When it stopped i hung it up in the sun for a few days and it slowly whitened up, it didn't come out gleaming but was a vast improvement on before.
    you could always use more or higher % peroxide or even simply tape up the antlers and spray it with flat white spray paint.

    Hope this helps

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    Good advise, soak it for a week or more and then re-boil in an old 25L paint tin or similar.


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    Looks good
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    Looks mean mate.
    I'll have to hurry up and get pics of my stag up, just need to finish the woodwork and bolt it all together.
    Looking forward to the impending "discussion" with the missus about where i can put it

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    Looking forward to the impending "discussion" with the missus about where i can put it [/QUOTE]

    Yea ive been there! I got told... " i dont care where it goes so long as it is not in the house"
    So i put it above the front door! now suddenly she wants it in the spare room....


    Looks good gut shot what was the sucessfull method?

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    Hahaha everyone has to go through 'the discussion'
    luckly the missus is lax about this kind of stuff, she grew up on a farm with her dad and bro mad about shooting so she's used to seeing dead stuff on walls
    But we've agreed that i can have a mancave when we buy a house and they can 'all' go in there.

    Apparenlty the thing to do is demand that you want it in the bedroom and as the argument heats up she'll storm off and say
    "You can put it in the louge but it ain't going in the bedroom!"

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    I am the missus so mine's going in my room!

    I've got mine still in a bucket out in the wash house, should probably give it a second go cleaning it up tomorrow. What was the success in the end mate? It looks bloody awesome.
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    [QUOTE=Dougie;48804]I am the missus so mine's going in my room!

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    So, is this a case of 'mine's bigger than yours'?

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    She loves the free fresh wind in her hair; Life without care. She's broke but it's oke; that's why the lady is a tramp.

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    My daughter is 15 now so that is from a while back.... and the other one was my first stag head...



    I just cut the scull back and blacked the white section, wife didn't like the look of the scull inside and to be honest I prefer it like they are, I dont like the sheild look peice of wood prefer to cut a bit of log
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    Did you just cut the skull with a hack saw?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougie View Post
    Did you just cut the skull with a hack saw?
    fine tooth wood saw
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    Nice cobwebs leathel, very "arty!"

 

 

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