My workshop floor was starting to get piles of heads accumulating in odd places, due to procrastination.
Surprisingly after hours wasted on google, I find very little information on how to mount a deer head (European mount) to a wall or a shield?
Maybe its not that hard, but for me I struggled to get the heads to sit flat, so after a bit of trial and error I came up with the below:
Using a bandsaw I cut out this shape. It follows the roof of the mouth, then "pops" up into the neck joint.
Next was a rattle can matt black coat of paint.
I cut the back of the skull off with the bandsaw as well to gain access for a screw. There are subtler ways of doing this, but it was quick...so anything that saves time is good.
Some dodgy left handed drilling while snaping a pic on my phone. This will be where the main screw to hold it on will go. The weight of the head will naturally setlle it it the right position on the stand.
And finally hanging on the wall.
So that's it. Easy as that!