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June 25, 2010

Project: How to Make a Whitetail Bow-and-Arrow Mount

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Tyler Stefanelli was a member of the 2009 Generation Wild Pro Staff.

This the my bow and arrow rack that I designed and constructed in my Engineering class at Easton Area High School. I got the idea from doing some research online, then used my own ideas in a few drawings. The first step in making this rack was to create the shield. I did this by taking four pieces of oak approximately 1.5 feet x 3 feet and 3/4 inches thick, then glued them together side by side. I also did the same thing, but with smaller pieces of walnut for later pieces of the project. After the pieces had dried together, I took the huge slab of oak and traced a shield design on it using one of my drawing printouts. Next I used a band saw to cut out the shield, then I used the same process to create the smaller walnut pieces of the project, which include the bottom piece that holds the arrows and the middle piece that holds the skull.

After having all of the pieces cut out, I routed, sanded, and stained them appropriately. The only thing left to do was to drill holes in the bottom piece for the arrows, then attach the two walnut pieces to the oak shield. I did this by pre-drilling holes in the shield, then screwing in the walnut pieces from the back of the shield. Lastly, I mounted two small, rounded pieces of oak to the top left and top right of the shield, which the antlers sit on (also attached by screw).

My finished project holds one bow and six arrows, and will eventually be mounted up on a wall.

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from ATWilson wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

you might be a redneck if...

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from mountaindew732 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

nice, all we ever got to make was cabinets and chairs..

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from countitandone wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

See...not all kids play video games.

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from woodsmanj35 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

very nice, but I only see 4 arrows not 6?

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from Tyler Stefanelli wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I need another dozen arrows, only had 4, haha.

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from 86Ram wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Very Nice work.
If I were to do it I'd probably make it in the shape of an Arrowhead or a Native American shield and high light the edges with a router to give it a raised appearance. Just my preference but still very nice

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from huntnfishnut wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

pretty cool. there is not much like combining working with your hands and your love for the outdoors

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from Bones812 wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

very nice.

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from -TK- wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

I truly appreciate the effort of some of the Pro Staffers, especially Tyler Stefanelli, Tommy Ladson, and Nate Dean. And I hate to be a downer on a good post. However, the new blog has no soul. At the old website, we had a strong group of consistent users. People like Ben C., turkeyman, and Alex Pernice. We were all pulled together by the excellent posting of Ben Romans. I loved the website, it was like a family. When it moved to be a F&S blog, I was excited, but I have been dissapointed. We were promised weekly prize giveaways and guest bloggers. We have had neither. I feel that F&S made a big mistake in moving from the old website. I felt momentum there. Once again, I have extreme respect for Tyler, as he has showed commitment to Generation Wild, as well as Tommy Ladson and Nate Dean. I have no idea what the future is for Generation Wild. However, I would like to know what happened to Ben Romans, and if there will continue to be posts from the Jr. Pro Staff.

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from Ben C. wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

I was just getting on to do that ^^^^ TK I completly agree the switch also occured during a contest that was never finished. I am thuroughly disappointed by what happend to this blog and what happend to the other website it is just stagnant.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 37 weeks ago

john810, you wouldn't mind sticking that apple in your mouth and turn sideways would'ya!

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from Ben C. wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

Me and TK posted about how stagnant this site has become almost two weeks ago and what response have we gotten.....none just some guy trying to sell handbags....ridiculous Field and Stream

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from Albert A Rasch wrote 3 years 34 weeks ago

Well, a couple of things.
First, great project! Not in my style, but that doesn't take away from the quality of the project.
Second, the moderators need to be on top of the posts. It's one thing to post your outdoor blog/website like I do at the end of my comment, but it's quite another to allow commercial posts to sit ad infinitum.
Lastly, how about some guest posts? Do you have to be a hi-speed lo-drag type to post on F&S?

Best regards from Afghanistan!
Albert A Rasch™
The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles: Cleaning your Sleeping Bag!

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from Beaugator wrote 3 years 34 weeks ago

Looks good!

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from Modern Day Moun... wrote 3 years 32 weeks ago

I need to make one for myself - good work.

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from Tyler Stefanelli wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

Hey everyone, bow season just started for me in PA and Ill be trying real hard to get some good videos or pictures/stories up. Wont be able to get out as much as I'd like to because of full time job and full time college at night. But dont worry it'll happen!! Also, thanks a lot for the comments, it's what keeps me posting even though i'm "retired".

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from disaster wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

This is pretty sweet

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from missedit wrote 1 year 42 weeks ago

Good job, that's useing your had!!!

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from Red Salas wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

Pretty cool

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from -TK- wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

I truly appreciate the effort of some of the Pro Staffers, especially Tyler Stefanelli, Tommy Ladson, and Nate Dean. And I hate to be a downer on a good post. However, the new blog has no soul. At the old website, we had a strong group of consistent users. People like Ben C., turkeyman, and Alex Pernice. We were all pulled together by the excellent posting of Ben Romans. I loved the website, it was like a family. When it moved to be a F&S blog, I was excited, but I have been dissapointed. We were promised weekly prize giveaways and guest bloggers. We have had neither. I feel that F&S made a big mistake in moving from the old website. I felt momentum there. Once again, I have extreme respect for Tyler, as he has showed commitment to Generation Wild, as well as Tommy Ladson and Nate Dean. I have no idea what the future is for Generation Wild. However, I would like to know what happened to Ben Romans, and if there will continue to be posts from the Jr. Pro Staff.

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from Ben C. wrote 3 years 36 weeks ago

Me and TK posted about how stagnant this site has become almost two weeks ago and what response have we gotten.....none just some guy trying to sell handbags....ridiculous Field and Stream

+3 Good Comment? | | Report
from ATWilson wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

you might be a redneck if...

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from countitandone wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

See...not all kids play video games.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Ben C. wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

I was just getting on to do that ^^^^ TK I completly agree the switch also occured during a contest that was never finished. I am thuroughly disappointed by what happend to this blog and what happend to the other website it is just stagnant.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from disaster wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

This is pretty sweet

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from mountaindew732 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

nice, all we ever got to make was cabinets and chairs..

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from woodsmanj35 wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

very nice, but I only see 4 arrows not 6?

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from Tyler Stefanelli wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

I need another dozen arrows, only had 4, haha.

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from 86Ram wrote 3 years 42 weeks ago

Very Nice work.
If I were to do it I'd probably make it in the shape of an Arrowhead or a Native American shield and high light the edges with a router to give it a raised appearance. Just my preference but still very nice

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from huntnfishnut wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

pretty cool. there is not much like combining working with your hands and your love for the outdoors

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from Bones812 wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

very nice.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 3 years 37 weeks ago

john810, you wouldn't mind sticking that apple in your mouth and turn sideways would'ya!

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Albert A Rasch wrote 3 years 34 weeks ago

Well, a couple of things.
First, great project! Not in my style, but that doesn't take away from the quality of the project.
Second, the moderators need to be on top of the posts. It's one thing to post your outdoor blog/website like I do at the end of my comment, but it's quite another to allow commercial posts to sit ad infinitum.
Lastly, how about some guest posts? Do you have to be a hi-speed lo-drag type to post on F&S?

Best regards from Afghanistan!
Albert A Rasch™
The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles: Cleaning your Sleeping Bag!

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from Beaugator wrote 3 years 34 weeks ago

Looks good!

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from Modern Day Moun... wrote 3 years 32 weeks ago

I need to make one for myself - good work.

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from Tyler Stefanelli wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

Hey everyone, bow season just started for me in PA and Ill be trying real hard to get some good videos or pictures/stories up. Wont be able to get out as much as I'd like to because of full time job and full time college at night. But dont worry it'll happen!! Also, thanks a lot for the comments, it's what keeps me posting even though i'm "retired".

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from missedit wrote 1 year 42 weeks ago

Good job, that's useing your had!!!

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from Red Salas wrote 1 year 34 weeks ago

Pretty cool

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