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Mule deer transformation!

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by skullclnr, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. skullclnr

    skullclnr Active Member

    Posting this for Westside, he took in this mule deer, hide still on and nasty, in horrible shape looked like it had sat out for years! White horns and real weathered. Turned out AWESOME, his stain job looks better than most real horns! Final pic doesnt do it justice, the horns look amazing, one of the best stain jobs I have seen and the beams were in such horrible shape. Good job Westside, it turned out BEAUTIFUL, your customer will be amazed!
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  2. Thanks Dog!
     

  3. StickinEm

    StickinEm New Member

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    Very nice Westiside. What did you use to stain the antlers?
     
  4. StickinEm, search Potassium Permanganate on the site, You should find plenty of info. I have to admit the bases looked almost black after two applications but with some sanding and a little wood stain they lightened up.
     
  5. skullclnr

    skullclnr Active Member

    and one of the base up close:
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  6. RDMARTIN53

    RDMARTIN53 New Member

    Darn nice job.
     
  7. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Active Member

    Very nice. I have PPM as well. What wood stain did you use? Last one I tried was too red for my tastes.
     
  8. rizzo856

    rizzo856 New Member

    I hope to be that good someday.
     
  9. awesome restore work on that one
     
  10. eurosbyRT

    eurosbyRT Skull Designs

    Sea Wolf, try minwaxs provincial, it a little more brownish gray
     
  11. skullclnr

    skullclnr Active Member

    Minwax special walnut, haven't found a better match.
     
  12. Nice work
     
  13. slammerdude

    slammerdude New Member

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    Well Done!