I was mounting a deer earlier with a liqua-tanned cape.
the form turned out to be a little too big, my hands are bleeding
from trying to sew it and stretch it. So instead of doing
a half-ass sewing job with a gap down the back I cut it of and
put it in the freezer ten minutes ago. My question is will the
Hide glue stick the cape together in the freezer. And I left the
earliners in so the ears would not get glued shut. I did not
use that much glue but I am still worried because this never
happened to me before. The cape will be in the freeze unitil at
least next thursday. Any advice would be greatly apprectiated.
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You will be fine till the new one comes in. But after you thaw out the hide the paste on the cape should be wiped off. I would washed the paste off the cape first then froze it but it should be fine till then.
Why not just take the cape off of the form and use a rasp to take an inch or so off of the form to make your cape fit. It is easy to do,
i mount a ton of big life size and heads if you have a skin that just wont fit no matter how much stretching you do , there is a way to get it to fit without shaving the mannican down by taking a rag and weting the skin side with really hot water you can turn a 22 inch neck into a 24 try it it will suprise you how much you gain but the skin has to be hot good luck