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Lisa M
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« on: January 19, 2009, 08:00:24 PM »

Some of us were blessed to have known Terry Davis both personally and professionally for many years, while some of us only knew him for a matter of weeks.  In May of 2008 he lost his battle with cancer.  There are no words to adequately express the grief many of us felt for Terry & his family.  For many months we read his Cancer Blogs.  Through the good times and bad, Terry tried to smile and tried to help.  He gave his life, his family, and this industry that he loved so much, everything he could, until he could give no more.

I hope that in some small way, by putting the tutorials that Terry had on his website, here on Taxidermy.net, he will continue to teach, inspire, and watch over all of us.  His beloved wife, Maggie, has given her blessing to this project.

I havent changed a word of the tutorials.  The methods described within are entirely Terrys.  I made the pictures taxi.net friendly, but other than that, this is the exact tutorial Terry had on his website.  ;)

Enjoy, and God bless.  L




Skinning mammal toes
1) skin the foot as far as possible and cut the foot off below ankle - split each toe so you can see each individual toe

2)use a moderately sharp knife - not a scalpel

3) put each separate toe one at a time into vise

4) use a NOT sharp knife to cut tissue between toes as you g-e-n-t-l-y tug - toe will separate easily

5 & 6) these two photos show the pad inverted - trim off inner pad with knife and cut bone off with side cutters - continue and do each toe


7) here is the real culprit for smell (the underside of the main pad) - it has a thick snot consistency
and MUST be removed or the mount will smell forever - I wait and remove it after tanning - this
thickens it up and I wirewheel it out


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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2009, 07:39:59 PM »

We know the photobucket pictures are down.  I've done what I can to fix it.  I am at a loss for anything else I can do.  Ken Edwards & Patrick J are working on it and I am very grateful to them.  I am hopeful that Terry can continue to teach future generations of taxidermists for many years to come.

Thank you for your patience.
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