I have mounted 2 deer shoulder mounts. They both look pretty good, but somehow I always seem to give them a slight mane. Why is this happening? I am using the propper sized form, the right kind of stitch. Also, now that these deer have slight manes, is there a way to get rid of them, such as using a hair jel to flaten the hairs that want to stick up?
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when you pull your stitch tight you pull the edges of skin up. after sewing i go over the seam with a hammer, just tapping the seam to make it lay down. then card with strips of cardboard and let dry. works great and no more mane. hope this helps you. doug
Go with a short y incicsion or tubed cape instead of cutting all the way down the back of the neck.....no reason to do that anyways. There will be no stitches there for that "mane" to occur.
Did you know that way back in time that deer had a true mane? Some times I get a deer in from our Upper Pen, in Mich. and it has whats calles a "rudermentery mane" (spelling?) on it. The hair on the back/neck area is black and alot longer than is normal. Whenever I see this, I make it a point to show the client so that he doesnt think that its something that I did!