Urgent Problem

Submitted by Jason on 2/16/02. ( ) 205.188.209.76

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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frozen paste

This response submitted by Frank E. Kotula on 2/16/02. ( basswtrout@aol.com ) 172.132.61.168

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.


try this also

This response submitted by Randal R. Waites on 2/16/02. ( rwenglish1@aol.com ) 152.163.189.69

http://www.allmounts.com/cape_re-sizeing.htm


Make form smaller

This response submitted by Bruce Norton on 2/16/02. ( ) 209.83.89.250

Jason,

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,


A TRICK FOR NEW AND OLD TAXIDERMISTS

This response submitted by ROGER on 2/16/02. ( majestic@bvl.net ) 204.244.128.21

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


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