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thats really cool!!! how did you do that if u dont mind me asking?

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thats really cool!!! how did you do that if u dont mind me asking?

Joel,

All I did was tack up my old blankets and use fishing line. I had to use 20# line and one peace per antler and went to one nail that is in a stud per side. I used the line for the lower sheds to get the higher ones faced the way I wanted. Be sure to use heavy line I had them tied up for a while and I think the line just got weak over time and started breaking. I just need to get my phone to send pictures right side up now.

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I learned of a neat technique for displaying sheds the other day from taxidermist Dan Lee. He is creating very realistic fake rocks with lichens and pottery peices as a base for displaying sheds or racks. These are made to hang on a wall or sit on a table.

 

He graciously made one for me as a sample and donated one to CouesWhitetail.com for me to give away in a contest of some sort. I think they look really neat! He is hoping to come up with a cost effective base that has a slot for putting in your own european skull into. that would be cool!

 

Dan Lee has been supporting CouesWhitetail.com for years by donating gift certificates for his excellent taxidermy work.

 

here are some pics of the shed art that he gave me. Sorry the pics aren't the best because my camera doesn't do well inside.

 

I haven't yet put one up on the wall for a photo, but I think that's where I will put it eventually. i think a white background would show it off better.

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Those lichens are great. Would be neat if he could make other species of lichens just a realistically.

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I took a pic but dont know how to add an attachment when I reply.

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I took a pic but dont know how to add an attachment when I reply.

 

 

You add an attachment the same way you normally do when posting. Perhaps you are using "fast reply" which doesn't show the attachment feature. If so, look for something that says "use full editor" and then it will let you add attachments.

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Thanks Amanda! I have had the coues sheds up for a while and I just added the elk sheds back behind a few days ago to see how it looks!

 

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Interesting topic, I'll start by saying I love sheds! The ones I don't have on display in one fashion or another are in a pile I move around on occasion till I find a use for them.

Here's some I have.

 

Framing my front door.

 

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Just Hanging

 

 

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Wall Hanging

 

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Lights

 

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Artsy Stuff

 

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Wind Chime

 

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Door bell and door handle

 

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And not sheds but what I call my Coues tree.

 

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Like I said at the start "I love sheds!"

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Elkaddict, I LOVE the "Coues Tree"!!! I've got a pile of skulls that are needing to be put somewhere, that looks awesome! The wind chime is something I haven't see before and very cool as well! JIM>

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Since I've had a couple of comments on the coues tree I need to tell about its origin.About 10 years ago I found this neat piece of wood, I think its part of a citrus tree root but not sure and told my wife one day I was going to make a lamp out of it. I had some coues skulls and put a couple on it. Over the years I have added and changed skulls. Needless to say my wife didn't get the lamp .

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