my brother in law is a woodworking feller . he had several 2" thick slices of black cherry , about 14-16 inches in diameter , with the bark on . he offered me one so i took it . he had already smoothed up one side so all i did was apply some varnish .
most of the turkeys i've taken have their remains attached to this hunk of wood . the beards are attached to 1 1/4 inch suede leather discs and then glued to the cherry . the spurs of each bird were removed from the leg bone and glued to the cherry just under the beard .
as it is getting a little crowded , not from being so many , but i think to add any more would take away from its attractiveness.
last falls longbeard has his fan , beard and spurs mounted on a piece of leather and hangs in MRS. HAYs livingroom above a small shelf with assorted turkey calls and feathers and one spent shotshell . the shotshell contains my portion of a spent tag as well as the metal state tag, and an 8 inch beard from a hen i took in "07.