Deer head carving, wow!

Discussion in 'Bowhunting forum' started by Chris, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    Check out this carving by Marc Barger. This is amazing. Some people are so talented.
     
  2. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    That would make a sweet lamp.:rockon:
     

  3. Radar

    Radar Story of my life

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    Holy S#*@

    Man is that awesome, the attention to detail is great. Does anyone know how long it took him. I guess some people just have skills!:rockon:
     
  4. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    I read that it took him a year to complete.
     
  5. bullspotter

    bullspotter Senior Member

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    Dang thats cool, what did it score? lol
     
  6. DEER MEAT

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    that is an awesome carving. who is mark barger I have never heard of him.
     
  7. poorman

    poorman And thats no lie !

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    Now that is cool !!! :rockon:
     
  8. thehairlessone!

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    I believe he is the guy that created the deception camo too. That deer is awesome.

    rick
     
  9. Gator eye

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    Lamp!!:doh:

    That piece stands alone.
     
  10. Cameron

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    That is awsome.
     
  11. mdewitt71

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    I remember seeing pics from him in the whole start to finish process...
    AWESOME.
    He has done some other work as well, very talented.
     
  12. J.C.

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  13. MichiganHunter

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    wow thats amazing!!! the detail is incredable. now thats talent!! :rockon:
     
  14. MeanV2

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    It is pretty awesome work!!:biggrin1:

    Glad to notice you over Mike!! Don't be a stranger:cool:
     
  15. mdewitt71

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    Good 2 see you too Dan, I got into it with our favorite mods from your banning. :laugh:
     
  16. thehairlessone!

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    Hard to believe someone disagreed with one of the mods on AT! :laugh:

    Nice to see you mike!

    rick
     
  17. BuckeyeRed

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    That is amazing. That looks more lifelike than allot of mounts I've seen. What a talent.
     
  18. Ronhop

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    Yeah, wow. That's an amazing piece of work. Even if it took the person 5 years I would be impressed.

    Ron
     
  19. poorman

    poorman And thats no lie !

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    ON a website I found

    04-06-2006, 10:21 AM - [add post to favorites]
    Marc Barger
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    Re: New to the site here's some of my work

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    Originally Posted by signman drew
    Beautifull work The deer is my favorite. Are the antlers real or were you crazy enough to carve those too Drew


    Thanks! Antlers are carved. The whole purpose of this piece, other than trying to make one look as real as possible and have a good time creating it, was for it to represent what a new World's Record Whitetail would/could look like. Pretty much destroys that record...if it were real.

    The whole piece is made up of 36 pieces (antlers, body, ears, tree, roots on the base) all glued and screwed and doweled together. Of course no joints or attachments are visible and some took some time to get them that way. There's actually a glue joint that runs right down the middle of the deer's body right across his face in fact. Reason for that is you can't buy wood thick enough for a piece such as this so gluing it together is a must.

    Here's a pic of the base. "'Roots' are 2 pieces of 3/4" birch ply glued together for strength then shaped. Then screwed, doweled and epoxied to the tree (which is also carved). In fact everything is 'made' on the piece. Leaves and grass are made from brown paper grocery sacks. Dirt is hydraulic cement and crushed kitty litter (had to keep my cat away from it! HA!). Deer is removeable from the tree for transporting.

    And here's a pic of when I just started. This is for the body. If I only knew how many hours lay ahead of me at that time!!
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  20. Joe_P.

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    Awesome, I love to see people with their imagination and hands at work.