advice pedestal mount

roperc
 
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advice pedestal mount

Postby roperc » Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:23 pm

Thought I would mount my deer to Pedestal, driftwood, ect. but can someone tell me how I would secure it, bolts, screws, ect??

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RE: advice pedestal mount

Postby djohns13 » Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:34 am

Unfortunately I don't know much about taxidermy (other than it is awesome).  I would try taxidermy.net; the last time I was there I found a lot of good information.
 
I am assuming that it would be some type of mounting bracket that would mount to the back of the animal form and then to the base of your choosing.  Van Dyke's taxidermy supply might also have the hardware on their website.
 
Good luck.
 
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RE: advice pedestal mount

Postby coach » Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:08 pm

Hey roperc,
 
Just to let you know....this is how I did mine.
A friend made me a ...somekind of cabinet.
I brought to the taxidermist the top of the cabinet....what he did, is...
1  -  he mounted the deer head like he usually does.
2  -  then he used and " L " shape metal plate to screw the back of the deer
3  -  then he screw it on top of the wood top cabinet.
4  -  He was able to put somekind of wild mushroom and branches to cover it up.
 
I can take off the top of the cabinet....(in green) off anytime so I can move the whole thing around if I want.
 
I wanted something different than having it on the wall.
 
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RE: advice pedestal mount

Postby paulie » Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:09 pm

Hey coach, thats a pretty cool mount!!

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RE: advice pedestal mount

Postby coach » Wed Dec 24, 2008 1:57 am

Thanks Paulie........I wanted something different.
 
In Ontario...to mount a head on the wall....is approx 350.00 to 450.00  Canadian.
 
With the decoration and additional features with the L bracket....cost me another 200.00 extra.
But you know what....I won't get another one like that.  IF I DO>   wy wife won't have another animal in the house..... LOL
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RE: advice pedestal mount

Postby Patriot » Wed Dec 24, 2008 3:45 am

Coach,
That is a gorgeous mount!  Really well done!
Paul K. "aim small, miss small"
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RE: advice pedestal mount

Postby coach » Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:41 am

Thanks.....
That's the difference here in Ottawa, Ontario between a taxidermist in business for 5 yrs.....or 30 yrs.
The taxidermist that did this....has being doing this for 33 yrs, but....it takes almost a year to have your head back.
 
Unless you shoot your deer early in the season.   He usually gets 100-150 deer heads a year.  Not including Muleys, bear, moose and small game.   First come - First serve.   It was a long wait....but worth it.
 
 
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