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Thread: Who makes "state shaped" wooden plaques for shoulder mounts??

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    Who makes "state shaped" wooden plaques for shoulder mounts??

    I always told myself if I got a nice buck I wanted him mounted over a wooden plaque that was shaped like the state I took him in. This year's nice one is from my home state of Indiana, and I want a wooden plaque to put behind the shoulder mount. I would probably go to the lumber yard and get myself a nice piece of wood and do it all myself...scroll saw...router...etc.. but I really can't think of anyone that has these woodworking tools that I could "borrow". I will probably be forced to buy one from somebody. The only guy that I could find online that did was charging like $150 PLUS SHIPPING for the plaque.....GRANTED, I UNDERSTAND QUALITY WORK AND TIME CONSUMTION, BUT THAT SEEMS A LITTLE STEEP, DOESN'T IT? If it is going to cost me that much, I would probably just settle for waiting on the availability of the tools from a friend.



    Does anyone on here do this kind of work? What would the price be? Thanks again everyone!
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    I could do something like that for you, I've got the jointer, table saw, planer, routers, 17" band saw, & jig saw. Your job would be to make a full sized template on paper and send it to me for me to copy onto the wood so I know exactly how big to make it. The only problem I forsee is that a portion of the detail would may be missing on the state boundaries, for example all the little turns and corners a river creates on the state border. Price is lots less than $150, probably 50-$75 depending on how big it is and assuming you want a reasonably priced wood like red or white oak, walnut, butternut.. and not exotic African species. Let me know.
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    That came from backwoodsbound.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by michihunter View Post
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    That came from backwoodsbound.com
    Huh????

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    Quote Originally Posted by michihunter View Post
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    That came from backwoodsbound.com
    That's actually the website I found. That's what I am looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kinny View Post
    I could do something like that for you, I've got the jointer, table saw, planer, routers, 17" band saw, & jig saw. Your job would be to make a full sized template on paper and send it to me for me to copy onto the wood so I know exactly how big to make it. The only problem I forsee is that a portion of the detail would may be missing on the state boundaries, for example all the little turns and corners a river creates on the state border. Price is lots less than $150, probably 50-$75 depending on how big it is and assuming you want a reasonably priced wood like red or white oak, walnut, butternut.. and not exotic African species. Let me know.
    I don't need any special wood. I would even stain it myself. A cheaper wood would be fine. I have a few good, dark stains that would turn a cheap piece into a nice looking plaque. I just don't have the tools to do the job, and make the plaque well. Let me know.
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    That one listed for $80 I believe. I'll send the link PM.
    Last edited by michihunter; November 24th, 2007 at 02:49 PM.

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    Contact Tronjo here on the site, he will hook you up.
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    The detail on that plaque is most certainly "do-able". I will not however, no offense, EVER send out an unfinished piece of furniture to a customer for them to finish themselves. There is SO much more to a real quality job than going to Home Depot and buying stain and polyurethane (two things you'll almost never get on my work). It may take me a total of 2 hours to make that plaque from rough sawn lumber, but up to a 1 & 1/2 weeks to get the finish done. Getting the template to work from would be the most difficult part of the job.
    The difference in cost of using "cheap" wood and a beautiful wood is minimal for a job that size, less than $15 difference for red oak vs cherry or walnut.
    I've got to work the remainder of this weekend so PM me if you have more questions. Scott

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