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« on: April 09, 2008, 04:31:14 PM »

Howdy,

I just finished mounting a mule deer for the first time.  Those huge ears posed some problems that I hadn't faced with whitetails.  To aid in turning them to the entire edge, I created a tool that worked good for me.  Thought I'd share.

First I took a regular coat hanger:


Then pulled the bottom of it up:


And then used a pliers to bend a point in the top to turn the tip of the ear:


The tool is used by inserting the wire up into the end of the ear until the tip, and exerting light pressure with the fingertips until the tip of the ear is reached:


You can bend the tool to your liking, and it also has a handy hanger handle built into it!

Hope this helps!

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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2008, 08:07:06 PM »

Cool, that just goes to show that alot of stuff we take for granted are actually useful tools with the help of a little ingenuity
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2008, 08:52:06 PM »

Great Idea thanks for the tip........Rick
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2008, 09:16:32 PM »

Where do you hang your coat now?  ;D
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2008, 09:39:36 PM »

nice tip...  goes to show that necessity is the Mother of invention
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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2008, 10:34:56 PM »

Great simple idea,thank you ;D
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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2008, 10:41:10 PM »

Where do you hang your coat now?  ;D

Lol, that's funny you said that, I actually took it out of my closet.  The shirt on it is now on the shelf, lol.  Another victim of progress in the form of simple innovations. lol
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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2008, 10:43:46 PM »

Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2008, 10:46:23 PM »

Mr T...When did  they start making hangers out of wire?  LOL

Good tip monkeyman
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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2008, 10:48:01 PM »

Excellent idea!!  Thank you so much for thinking of and sharing it!  Simple, cheap, perfect.  I don't know anything but mule deer ears and can turn them just fine...but I'm still going to use this for them!  Thank you MM!
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« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2008, 11:05:34 PM »

Lol, After viewing the overwhelming response to this post (209 views at last count) I'm considering rushing to the U.S. Patent Office and Requesting a "Wire Coat-hanger-Like, but Very Useful and All-Purpose Ear Turning Device" Patent.  lol, jk, hope it helps y'all.
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« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2008, 11:06:16 PM »

Oh yeah, I do have to give some credit to Randy Life for instilling the idea in my head.  His fleshing system in the Jonas catalog is what got me thinking.
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« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2008, 11:08:54 PM »

Even though it's not a tutorial per se, I still nominated it.  I don't know when that category will get here, but when it does, I'm sure this thread is going to make all sorts of folks say "HEY!  I LOVE THAT!"
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« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2008, 11:13:05 PM »

Thanks for the nomination, Lisa.  Has anyone heard when, exactly the tutorial category is coming out? 
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« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2008, 11:17:56 PM »

No...I asked Ken if I should stop doing the Report to Moderator thing to nominate things.  I bet I've done it at least a 100 times.  I started losing track of what I've nominated.  So I asked him if I should stop nominating.  He said "Hi Lisa, Please don't stop!"  So I can only guess that it'll be here...eventually.  It's all good as long as it's coming.  So's Christmas.  ;) ;D
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