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Offline JeffG

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Great Grandpa's buck
« on: July 19, 2018, 06:33:12 PM »
A friend told me that family had discovered that great grandpa's deer mounts had been filled with asbestos material, and they had to be disposed of. Somebody cut the antlers off with a sawzall, and left the crowns on the skulls. He always wanted a Bowie knife, and he wanted to include some of the antler. Here is what I came up with. Thanks for looking.
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/155110433@N07/28630835247/in/dateposted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/155110433@N07/43470637672/in/dateposted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/155110433@N07/28630835627/in/dateposted-public/

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Offline Yellowyak

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Re: Great Grandpa's buck
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2018, 06:51:29 PM »
Beautiful Knife. I hope you don't mind, but I click on each link above and then clicked on the Share Icon and copied the BBCode URL and pasted below.








Offline imnukensc

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Re: Great Grandpa's buck
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2018, 06:55:23 PM »
Very nice work!  I'm sure Grandpa would be proud!
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Re: Great Grandpa's buck
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2018, 06:58:53 PM »
Thank you! 8)
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Re: Great Grandpa's buck
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2018, 08:13:40 PM »
Too bad the crowns were lost, but you did a GREAT job of extending the memory of great gramp's buck-of-a-lifetime!   He should be able to lop the the head off his next one with a single swing of that monster Bowie! :chopwood:


Thanks to Greg for getting the pictures up......what would we morons do without him? :P :P :hail:
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Re: Great Grandpa's buck
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2018, 08:45:07 PM »
That turned out great.  Beautiful work.

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Re: Great Grandpa's buck
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2018, 08:53:30 PM »
Wonderful work and an even better save!  That's making the best out of an unfortunate situation1 
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Re: Great Grandpa's buck
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2018, 10:45:52 PM »
Thanks for the kind words! When I saw the antlers with no crowns, it was "oh no...."
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Re: Great Grandpa's buck
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2018, 06:42:16 AM »
that there's a pretty knife.

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Re: Great Grandpa's buck
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2018, 10:27:43 AM »
Nice stuff Jeff.  We got some real talent on this forum.
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Re: Great Grandpa's buck
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2018, 05:54:16 AM »
That handle looks absolutely stunning. Very rustical and old school. Great looking knife, Jeff!

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Re: Great Grandpa's buck
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2018, 06:48:21 AM »
Nice work, Jeff. Looks like the bit of curvature in the antler made a nice contour for the handle.
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Re: Great Grandpa's buck
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2018, 07:11:01 AM »
Great looking knife I'm envious of your talents.

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Re: Great Grandpa's buck
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2018, 08:40:04 AM »
that project turned out well.   :)