Being relatively new to this, I'm looking for a GOOD video to teach me the basics for fleshing, turning lips, eyes, etc. for Whitetail deer head mounts. What are some of your opinions for a good video to purchase? I've been thru the process on a few capes, but I feel that I'm getting too many holes and not doing a thorough job on the lip area and around the eyes. All comments are appreciated. Thanks! PatrickR
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I'm actually referring to the portion of fleshing that I do by hand. I don't have a machine and don't forsee getting one due to having so few deer to mount (I only do my own). I'm looking for a detailed video to walk me through the fine detail part of lip splitting, etc. Thanks! PatrickR
There isnt such an animal that Im aware of. Ive been talking to a few guys to possibly get something like that together, just hand prepping and explaining why as well as how its done. Patrick, there might be one out there, but Im not aware of it, at least. The common sense approach is...anything thats folded over or doubled needs to be split away from itself so as to salt it.
Some of us newer guys who don't have easy access to a local willing-to-teach taxidermist would have great use for such a training aid. I bought a couple of coyote capes off the forum earlier this year (from Randal Waites I believe) and one of them was salt dried. The lips were split beautifully. I want to be able to do this, too. Technique can be explained in detail, but sometimes just being able to watch the actual process is worth a million. Thanks for the responses...PatrickR
have you seen the beginners tape from WASCO by sallie d.
I think it is lesson 6
No, but I'll take a look and see...Thanks! PatrickR
Regarding the response in my earlier post (above). The coyote capes came from Dan Hudzik. Sorry Guys...PatrickR
I think the tape is called the basics of fleshing and tanning, I have it somewhere around the house, a lot of the fleshing is done with a regular sharp knife.