PEDISTAL BACK

Submitted by JJ on 3/10/05 at 4:35 PM. ( ) 207.70.138.67

WHATS THE BEST WAY TO FINISH OUT THE BACK OF A PEDISTAL MOUNT FOR A DEER AND DO YOU CAPE ONE OUT DIFFERENTLY FOR THIS?

THANKS FOR ANY INFO

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BACK

This response submitted by RON on 3/10/05 at 5:59 PM. ( rktaxi@wbsnet.org ) 67.64.29.164

I used to cover them with felt or even leather, but now I use one of the artificial stone sprays, like Flecstone,it comes in different colors and you can get it at Walmart. It's faster and easier than cutting out patterns.


Caping

This response submitted by Ron on 3/10/05 at 6:01 PM. ( rktaxi@wbsnet.org ) 67.64.29.164

Sorry, didn't read your second question. Just make sure you leave the cape plenty long, some of the forms will require more cape than a regular shoulder mount.


Try This

This response submitted by C A on 3/10/05 at 6:04 PM. ( ) 70.113.34.43

I usually cape these a little longer than normal, especially on the back. As far as "finishing out" the back, I normally use some type of suede leather, choosing a color that sort of goes with the deer. I have seen many other materials and fabrics on the backs. Although not my favorite, I have seen furniture upholstery, curtains, and even carpet used for this.


Thats funny....

This response submitted by JC on 3/11/05 at 1:23 AM. ( ) 204.62.206.252


carpet,LOL I hope it wasnt the green and yellow shag, berber would
be nice.


Felt

This response submitted by Mike on 3/11/05 at 3:53 PM. ( ) 216.234.114.217

I use black or brown felt for the back. I simply put the back of the form (before mounting) ontop of the felt and trace around the edge with a sharp knife cutting it out. I stick it on the form with spray adhesive from 3-M and trim the edge with decorative rope fastened with hot glue. It only takes me a few minutes to finish the back.


Another option

This response submitted by Mike on 3/11/05 at 3:56 PM. ( ) 216.234.114.217

I know of one taxidermit that uses deer skin with the hair on, on the back. If he has the whole hide, he leaves enough of a flap to fold it over. If not, he scabes a peice of hide off another cape. It looks pretty good when it's done, but it takes too much time for my pricing. I'd have to charge extra for that type of product.


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