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You tape off the end of the sleeve so your adhesive doesn't fill the sleeve.
I hope you've changed your practice of when you get paid. It should be paid on delivery of your skins. Why should you wait for your money?
Hollow forms would get destroyed by shippers. They dent up the solid forms as it is already.
The couple of Elephants I've worked on were hollow.
Well, I do know some folks that classify as "farmers" getting the benefits of being a farmer that couldn't grow a weed.
Tanned skins do have a shelf life.
A fresh hydrated dry-tanned hide is a pleasure to work with.
The older the tanned hide is, they might...
Foam absolutely has a shelf life. Part A will take on moisture over time and get chunky like you describe, especially if left exposed like in a...
Brian Hendricks has a pretty informative Youtube channel.
We kept track one day, we had 9 "google" calls, and 4 no answer on the other line.
You can adjust the set time of any plaster- of- paris mache' with a pinch or two of salt. Salt will speed up the set time.
And FYI, borax will...
A couple videos for you found on youtube
Using a dexter style knife:
At about the 40 sec mark for this one, for knife use:
It depends on how much money you want to spend on just a couple hides a year. I have as I described above, plus a couple double handed fleshing...
If you are only doing a hide per year, get yourself a dexter style skinning knife like Research Mannikins sells, and a paring knife about 4...
I use "invisible" thread with a fine needle.
You can pick up a spool from Walmart in the sewing section.
It's not very strong, but when it's...
Check with the biology dept., they may have a museum preparations room where study skins and what-not are prepared. I did work- study in museum...
No, soap water shouldn't cause any slippage. Just a quick wash scrub and rinse it off in luke warm water. Blow out excess moisture with an air...
We get $5500, but that price is a few years old. I don't have our current price list on hand, so I'm guessing it's up to about 5800 now.
I have noticed wet tans will shrink a little more that a dry tan, but you need to adjust for any shrinkage whether in your clay work around the...
After working on African skins tanned in Africa, I think dp would be a better route.
Filling with foam, you are at risk of blowing the cast apart.