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« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2009, 09:14:29 AM »

" Hi, my name is Bobbi and I'm....I'm.....I'm a neck meat measurer."
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« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2009, 09:26:01 AM »

" Hi, my name is Bobbi and I'm....I'm.....I'm a neck meat measurer."

What do you do with a 180" deer with a 16" meat measurement? Just curious.
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« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2009, 09:50:34 AM »

" Hi, my name is Bobbi and I'm....I'm.....I'm a neck meat measurer."

What do you do with a 180" deer with a 16" meat measurement? Just curious.

never seen a 180 with a 16 in meat measurment.......got a 184 this yr with a 19" measurment wich is extreamly small for a deer that size in this area......gues what it's going on a 19 in form.......
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« Reply #33 on: December 09, 2009, 09:56:31 AM »

If they leave enough meat, I measure the meat - that's what was under the skin, and the form last time I checked, went under the skin. Have had zero problems with the fitting back like it should. The skin measurements sometimes do give me problems.
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« Reply #34 on: December 09, 2009, 10:06:30 AM »

But Aunt Becky, what about those clients that bring in a 4 pointer and what it mounted to be a 8 pointer ??? ;D
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« Reply #35 on: December 09, 2009, 10:07:38 AM »

" Hi, my name is Bobbi and I'm....I'm.....I'm a neck meat measurer."

What do you do with a 180" deer with a 16" meat measurement? Just curious.

You mean a texas deer? LOL
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« Reply #36 on: December 09, 2009, 10:17:35 AM »

But Aunt Becky, what about those clients that bring in a 4 pointer and what it mounted to be a 8 pointer ??? ;D

I'll build them whatever rack they want for the right price, LOL, but I refuse to make the neck bigger than what it was. Is that a double standard? Oh well, LOL.
" Hi, my name is Bobbi and I'm....I'm.....I'm a neck meat measurer."

What do you do with a 180" deer with a 16" meat measurement? Just curious.

You mean a texas deer? LOL

LOL, yep that sounds like a Texas deer. If he had a 16" neck in life, he'll have a 16" neck in his afterlife.
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« Reply #37 on: December 09, 2009, 10:19:17 AM »

Another thing you have to take into account is the tanning process. More correctly the shaving process...how thin do you get them? I know many do not own a fleshing machine & are mounting a thick skin. Also some tanning methods produce a more relaxed stretchy skin than others. One way isnt going to work for everyone. After you gain experience you should know what to expect your tanned skin to measure & stretch.
I have never had a customer tell me to make the neck smaller or to be careful & not make it a little bigger. It seems in deer necks & some other things bigger is better.
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« Reply #38 on: December 09, 2009, 10:28:34 AM »

" by zee time I fuffs dem and teazes de hair zey are floofier zan when zey ver alive"
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« Reply #39 on: December 09, 2009, 10:31:37 AM »

ok  ::)
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« Reply #40 on: December 09, 2009, 10:32:06 AM »

"floofier" LMAO
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« Reply #41 on: December 09, 2009, 10:34:22 AM »

" by zee time I fuffs dem and teazes de hair zey are floofier zan when zey ver alive"

which creates a soft look.....which is much harder to pull off with a skin stretched to the max..........same reason we align the brisket and taxi the neck skin up a little
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« Reply #42 on: December 09, 2009, 10:57:28 AM »

Bobbi....have you tried therma silk, a hair dryer & back brushing. Talk about a stacked alive look, that will give it to you.
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« Reply #43 on: December 09, 2009, 11:09:14 AM »

" Hi, my name is Kurt and I'm....I'm.....I'm a tanned skin measurer."

I guess why not mount it with the biggest neck possible?  Measureing the tanned skin damn near garuantees a good fit.  Shampoo'd and back brushed with 100 psi of air will give you the soft look.  Sometimes I measure the neck JUST to see the difference after tanning.  But my order will be placed based on the tanned skin measurement.
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« Reply #44 on: December 09, 2009, 11:25:21 AM »

" Hi, my name is Kurt and I'm....I'm.....I'm a tanned skin measurer."

I guess why not mount it with the biggest neck possible?
To make the RACK look BIGGER  :o ;D
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