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    How do you fix wild boar tusks to the shield?

    Right, I now have in my possession the tusks from the first boar I shot in Croatia last year. I also have the mounting shield.

    My question, though, is how do you normally fix the tusks to the shield? Do you just glue them, or do you fix the tusks onto some sort of frame and then fix the frame to the shield?
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    Hello W_G!

    This is a pricey solution but it does seem to answer your question: with a sort of ornate (or less ornate) clamp, it would seem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pine Marten View Post
    Hello W_G!

    This is a pricey solution but it does seem to answer your question: with a sort of ornate (or less ornate) clamp, it would seem.
    That's nice, but perhaps a little OTT given that the tusks I have would barely clear the oak leaves

    When I shoot that socking great keiler I'll keep it in mind though
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    Here's something a bit more understated and easier on the PayPal account.

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    Here you go Willie.
    These were prep'd in Poland, so I guess they know.
    First the tusks seem to be filled with hot glue, I guess to stop them cracking.
    Then they are hot glued to the plaque. The glue is hardly noticeable when the silver leaf is attached which is also hot glued on.
    Sorry should have dusted it off first
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pine Marten View Post
    Here's something a bit more understated and easier on the PayPal account.

    That's quite smart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teyhan1 View Post
    Here you go Willie.
    These were prep'd in Poland, so I guess they know.
    First the tusks seem to be filled with hot glue, I guess to stop them cracking.
    Then they are hot glued to the plaque. The glue is hardly noticeable when the silver leaf is attached which is also hot glued on.
    Sorry should have dusted it off first
    Thanks for that - makes it a lot clearer. I've got a hot glue gun, as well as some PolyMorph, so I'll try one or other of those.
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    Evening mate.
    PM wildboar1973 he has a few on his office wall. ;-)

    catch up up later in the week mate, I know you're busy ;-)

    Jon

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    Many thanks to all for the help and advice.

    In the end I went for something a bit rustic to match the beams where the shield will hang:



    Not the biggest tusks but my first nonetheless:



    The shield was handmade by a chap in Bulgaria, whilst the silver oak leaf and acorns were a pendant that I re-worked. To mount the tusks I used PolyMorph - a thermoplastic that you heat in hot water or with a hairdrier so that it becomes malleable, then mould to the shape you want. Once it cools it is tough as old boots, but can be re-worked simply by heating again. All sourced from eBay.
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    Nice work! It doesn't matter what size they are. They're as big as the story they tell...
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