How do you hang deer antlers without a skull plate?
There are two ways to attach an antler to a mount, one is with dowels and the other is with screws, either method works, though the dowel and glue method is much more elegant. Both methods require drilling a hole in the base of the antler at an angle through the button up into the main beam of the antler.
Can you mount shed antlers?
Shed antlers can easily be attached to a replica skull plate and then mounted to either an antler plaque or even on a full shoulder mount using a spare deer cape.
Can you screw into deer antlers?
To make an antler lamp, you will need to drill several holes in order to connect the antlers together. The drilling is easy, but make sure you do it correctly for a good, clean hole.
How do you connect deer antlers?
To screw the antler together, use a Dremmel tool or similar with a conical sanding fitting on to make an initial hole in the hard surface. Then use a drill to make a hole about 0.5 mm smaller than your screw size. Put the screws right through, but don’t send the head right up to the antler surface.
How do you hang a single antler on the wall?
Take a Dremel tool and cut the head off of the nail. Now place the shelf on the wall. Now take the antler and drill a hole thru the center of the pedicle straight up about 1 1/4 inches. Now slide the antler onto the nail and it will stand on it’s own.
Where do you hang antlers?
Position the piece over a fireplace, a doorway in a room with very tall ceilings or a headboard in a bedroom. Install the piece high enough that it’s out of reach of people and pets, and always secure the antlers to the wall by screwing directly into studs.
How to prepare deer antlers for mounting?
Drill holes into wood plaque. This will either be two or three holes depending on the size of your skull plate.
How to mount a deer from home?
You can find whitetail deer head mounts that have antlers with various numbers of points. Shoulder mount – A shoulder trophy typically includes the entire head of the whitetail deer and part of the neck area leading to the shoulder. The area behind the shoulder attaches to the mounting hardware.
How to make a deer tail Mount?
Remove the skin from the skull. Don’t worry too much about the skin and hair around the bases as it will be taken care of in the boiling.
How to remove deer antlers for transporting and mounting?
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