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buckwounder
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« on: May 01, 2009, 09:15:54 AM »

 I have searched and cant find the answer. how long should i leave the base of the fan in borax before its safe to unpin it? I dont have any bondo....
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Alicia L
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2009, 10:01:16 AM »

Depending on how much meat and fat you removed, 2 or 3 weeks is probably good enough.  Especially if it has been hot and dry in Texas...  You don't have to have bondo, you can also use hot glue if you have that.  Just make sure and dust off the excess borax before applying onto all the quill bottoms. :)
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2009, 02:36:54 PM »

Pluck/cut those quills out of that fat infested quill base/butt, clean them off, lay them out in a perfect fan, hot glue the quills together with a big puddle of hot glue. Add Secondary feathers on top, hot glue those on, add more feathers if you want, no pins, done in 15 minutes. 100% fat/meat free.
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2009, 02:42:04 PM »

T, I've seen you recommend this before.  Got a question.  I'm SUPPOSING here, now mind you.  How do you display your fans without the secondary and tertiary feathers in front of the tailfeather bracts?
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2009, 03:37:01 PM »

I stair step them on George, glue them on in three steps or layers, it's about as fat/thick as the original butt when done, without the flesh fat and meat.  I do the fan, then the seconds, and fill in with the thirds using as many as I want. Glue tham all together, in three steps. I think I got a tail in the freezer I can dig out and do a tutorial on if I have to.


If we go this far, we might as well have a Turkey Fan mount challenge.  ;D
Ok, got my tail done! What do you think? Any tips while it is still wet?  come on, I got thick skin!


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buckwounder
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2009, 03:43:20 PM »

Lol, im not in texas, im in NC.
 
  I removed most of  the meat from the quills that i could with a knife and i do not have a wire brush, and spread it out and pinned it. It's been sitting for a week now, i will probably leave it for another 2 weeks, and then buy some bondo and cover it.

   Thanks y'all!
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2009, 05:05:37 PM »

T, that's just gorgeous.  I love it. Sure looks better than MY first one.  Great looking piece.

But I can still do 4 or 5 real ones in the time it took you to do that one.  LMAO
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2009, 06:23:11 PM »

Oh George,,, your just blowing roses,,, thanks for the compliment! LOL
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buckjunky
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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2009, 09:42:09 PM »

T, TUTORIAL PLEASE :D
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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2009, 09:54:51 PM »

T, I think you might be missing a feather or two ;) LOL

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« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2009, 10:47:51 PM »

Becky, I'm missing more then that.  ::) :P

Ok, I got a Jake in the freezer I shot three years ago, I'll go get him out, tomorrow I will do the picture thing.
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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2009, 10:54:45 PM »

Thanks Mr.T, I will be looking forward to that in hopes that my son or myself are fortunate enough to bag a turkey one of these days.
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« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2009, 11:35:02 PM »

Here's a tail and wings.  The tail was severed above the oil gland, skinned out, flesh and bone removed, defatted on the wheel and then with a heavy wire brush, DP'd and then epoxied with Ear Magic before installing.



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buckjunky
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« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2009, 11:39:38 PM »

Hey thanks Mr.T, I was just kiddn about the old junkie tail tutorial but if your really gonna do one that will be awsome.
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Low T
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« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2009, 11:40:51 PM »

That looks nice, I think you had that posted before? Do you have anything behind those wings? And care to share how the wings are processed and fastened to the plaque?
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There is no such thing as gun control, only people control.
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