wrinkles in the cape

Submitted by gg on 01/21/2003. ( )

I just finished mounting up my third whitetail shoulder mount. The cape was professionally tanned. The mount looks good but to get it sewed up I was left with a few wrinkles in the upper neck. You can't see them because of the hair, but you can feel them. Will this be a problem later on? will the hair start to stick up as the cape dries? Any suggestions? thanks

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Better taxi them into place

This response submitted by Kenneth on 01/21/2003. ( )

They will show more when they are dry. Taxi them into place while you can. Try to Taxi towards the head, not towards the shoulders.


This response submitted by Aaron Honeycutt on 01/21/2003. ( mhoney@mindspring.com )

gg, IF the wrinkles are small they can disappear IF there is no adhessive under that area. I've had good luck by not gluing the very top of the shoulder area. Any excess will generally show up there and if not glued the skin often draws up just enough when drying to flatten out. In fact I often pull up extra skin there intentionally so that as the skin feels the need to pull a bit it can pull from that area. For sure if we're talking about a significant amount of wrinkle you can usually get it out by pulling it DOWN on each side a little. Skin can stretch long or wide. By pulling down you can often accomplish more than pulling toward the rear and at the same time avoid that tight look when finished. Enjoy, Aaron H.

the above advice and ...

This response submitted by terryr on 01/21/2003. ( )

...tack them in place


This response submitted by gg on 01/21/2003. ( )

thanks for all the great advice!

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