skinning a lynx

Submitted by Cam on 04/18/2004 at 13:11. ( )

Hi I'm doing my first Canadian Lynx and wasn't sure how to skin it. It's gonna be a life size standing mount and would to know what inscision would be the best so that I would minimize sewing. Also how do you skin out the paws, do I leave the pads on or do I remove them? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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This response submitted by Glen Conley on 04/18/2004 at 14:15. ( ) and scroll down to the article by Lonny Travis. He has an article there covering mounting also.

Now there's a conundrum if I ever saw one

This response submitted by George on 04/18/2004 at 14:35. ( )

The easy answer is the dorsal cut, but if you're a crappy seamstress as I am, you want to avoid the possibility of the stitches whorling the hair in such a visible spot.

The least stitch is, of course, the case cut, but with a big footed lynx, that's going to be trouble with a capital "T".

The ventral cut is what I'd choose. I'd cut off all 4 legs using a wedge cut in the foam so they'd lock back in when I glued them back. I'd open the back sides of the lower legs just so I could get the paws out and back in, but I'd leave the sleeves of the legs intact.

This is going to be one of those calls only you can answer.

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