getting ears to stay put

Submitted by Sherrie on 01/12/2003. ( )

Hey all, I did not find anything on how to get the ears to stay put on the form as you are mounting it. Mine keep sliding down, and I end up with about 3 or 4 inches between the antler burr and that ears! I am having a difficult time getting that much to slide back up onto the ears without a big wrinkle in front that I can't get moved.
Any suggestions?

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Use a piece of wire.

This response submitted by John C on 01/12/2003. ( )

I use a piece of wire 8 Gauge, I also ruff up the area where the ear butt is, some forms even need a 1 1/4 inch spade bit to bore the ear canal out to the depth of abour 1/2 inch

Ear problem

This response submitted by Roadkill on 01/12/2003. ( )

Johns Idea about the wire works great as well as the ear canal slot to, I was just wondering if the cape is to big for the form as well. Is the incision sewed up yet, my ears usually are in place and held there by the skin after I have it sewed up. also, are you using earliners with buts, or bondo and makeing your own ear buts. i am just trying to paint a visual picture so I can offer up better help.
Let me know and I can offer up more info.


This response submitted by Happ on 01/12/2003. ( () )

If the ears are posed forword, there should be some wrinkles or folds in ffront of the ear. Look at some good REF. photos and you"ll see what I mean.

I use a couple of big

This response submitted by HOSS on 01/12/2003. ( )

adjusting needles in the ears. I just thread them through the ear canal and into the maniken. It holds the ears where I want them through the mounting and drying process. When dry I just remove and use on another deer.

OK, and then what

This response submitted by Sherrie on 01/13/2003. ( )

You lead to another question...the ear canal, but back to , earliners with butts, Eppley's, do I need to add any more too them?
And the thing is like they just keep stretching and stretching. and seem to, to? they don't need to be as high up, like about 2 inches lower as far as just putting them there. But I'll try the needles and put a canal in and keep going.
Thanks and keep adding if you like!

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