My dad tagged out this year but didn't wanna get it mounted. I made the pine plaque for them. I burnt it and coated with BLO. If you don't wanna deal with foul smells that seems to be a great way to go as far as I'm concerned. I wrapped the skull with camo blind fabric. I didn't have any hanging brackets for the back so I used a piece of thin wire for it. So far it's held up good…. and if it falls it's at my dads house. Lol.
My grandma made the nicest clothes and blankets for my sister and I growing up. Now she does it for my kiddos (her great grandkids). Decided to make her a sewing clock and she is in love with it. I used walnut for the clock and figured walnut for the base. Took about 4 hrs from start to finish with all the scroll work. The finish is an oil/wax blend that really brings out the colors and grain.