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Buffalo Elephant Display

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    My wife is always complaining about how much I spend on hunting and hunting related items. But if you really want to hit her piss off button all you have to say is taxidermy? I can't help myself, I love the mounted stuff on the wall. Anyway, I wanted to have a way to display my buffalo and elephant tusks together. After looking at cabinets and pedestals I decided that I could build something myself that I would like better than anything I had seen.
    First step was to get a material list together and check prices. I told my frowning wife that I could save some serious dollars by doing it myself. Most of the readymade cabinets were around six tension a bit and I headed to Lowe's. I grabbed everything I needed and headed to the check out, that will be $152.00 Sir? hmm, must have miscalculated somewhere.
    After arriving home, (without mentioning that I went slightly over budget), I fell to it with a hammer and saw. I felt inspired, as only a truly gifted artist can be inspired and decided to use a native sand stone veneer. Then, with another flash of genius, I decided to incorporate the outline of the African continent in a different color sand stone. I only burned about $40 worth of fuel to find the right color stone.
    I know, I know, there seemed to be a lot of genius flashing going on, but I was still flashing. What if I used a dark grout for the Africa rock? Now that would make it stand out. Wait, I'm not through yet. What if I used a tan grout and the red rock? That would make it like a giraffe coat. Once you get the flashing started it can be hard to turn off. Back to Lowe'sfor $25 worth of grout.
    All things considered, I think it turned out pretty good. My wife seemed impressed that I was able to create such a lovely display for only fifty bucks, well, she didn't exactly say lovely. I told her I missed my calling as a premier interior designer. She said, yep, a freaking redneck interior designer? I have to run now, I've got to get to the mailbox to intercept the credit card bill. Here is a couple of pictures of my creation.


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    great mounts etc...

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    Very Original well done.
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    Nicely done !

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    Flashy!
    That red rock sure does remind you of the red ground I ran around on.

    Nice compromise on the budget. I know you earned huge points for the next hunting bill.

    ps. send the cc statement to the office.
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    love it when a flash of genius strikes...someone else..

    Very good job
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    Thanks for the nice comments. I'm slowing down on taxidermy so I only owe money to two taxidermists now
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaustin View Post
    Thanks for the nice comments. I'm slowing down on taxidermy so I only owe money to two taxidermists now
    I used to dislike Euro mounts. They are now more beautiful than I ever dreamed.
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    very nice work

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    Very nice work! send me your phone number and I'll call your house and say Taxidermy 3 times and you post back and let us know if she rips the phone off the wall. LOL
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    Thanks for the offer Bob, but I seem to be able to get her ripping mad without anyones help!

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