dried antler hide

Submitted by k. verley on 9/3/04 at 3:13 PM. ( kverley@grede.com )

how can i remove the dried hide (from the head) on dried antlers

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soak and soften

This response submitted by terryr on 9/4/04 at 2:03 AM. ( )

and then use screwdriver to scrape off or if you have a dremel tool it will grind it off pronto

Just did this the other day...

This response submitted by Adam on 9/4/04 at 2:10 AM. ( amctaxidermy@yahoo.com )

...I filled up a bucket with enough water to cover the hair on the skull plate, added a handful of salt to it, and a little dish detergent and let it soak overnight. Then I came back the next day and took a knife and a pair of pliers and pulled and cut the skin off, and scraped it down to the bone, scraping off any remaining dried flesh. I then gave the antlers a good scrubbing and rubbed a coat of borax over the skull plate and hung them up to dry out.


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