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Can you fix my deer?-easy fixes con't.(finished pics added on page 2 05-18-09)

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by J. Sonner, May 11, 2009.

  1. J. Sonner

    J. Sonner New Member

    Had a customer call(not one of mine) and stated his deer fell off the wall and broke its nose up. Here's what I received.
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    This form was not even scratched so none of the skin was attached at all anywhere on the face.
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    I sprayed the skin with wated and a little kemal4 added and wrapped in soaking wet towels then bagged for a couple day to re-hydrate.
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    I wish I had taken pics of the nose all apart, but I wanted to hurry this project thru. Here's pics of the nose freshly foamed back together and the excess foam trimmed. The nostrils were not detailed and the lip line was about 1-8 wide-way to loose for the skin later.
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    After re-foaming the pieces, we cut the nose off to do our bonded septum. The nose is split after removal and the septum area is dremeled out.
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    After this we filled the dremeled area with bondo, smearing a thin layer on the bottom jaw are for strength. Then we pin the jaw in place to assure proper width for reattachment. Be sure you don't have an excess of bondo on the back side as we don't want to re-attach the nose quite yet.
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    After the bondo hardens, remove the nose and we use 1/8" drill bit to cut our grooves and the actual nostril shape from the front.
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    After grinding the nostrils the nose is re-attached with bondo and the lip slot cut.
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    We then scratched the form and applied hide paste before taxiing the skin into place. Almost all the skin was still there so it goes back together really nice.
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    Here's a couple pics of the skin re-applied and ready to dry.
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    A quick 45 mins. and this deer is repaired. Simple fix. Here's a pic of why it fell.
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    A piece of 1/8" strap steel with some holes drilled for attachment and hanging. We'll replace this with a nice hanger. I'll post some pics after it dries and during repair.
     
  2. Tmbrwlf52

    Tmbrwlf52 Member

    Re: Can you fix my deer?-easy fixes con't.

    So far very impressive job and tutorial. Show when completed and thanks for taking time and sharing, John.
     

  3. Re: Can you fix my deer?-easy fixes con't.

    Nice repair Jeff. Nice quality hanger on the back of that one :eek:.
     
  4. nibjones

    nibjones Join your States Taxidermy Assoc.

    Re: Can you fix my deer?-easy fixes con't.

    Nice work, with a real hanger, it never would have fallen.
     
  5. Re: Can you fix my deer?-easy fixes con't.

    Thanks Jeff!
     
  6. Clear Creek Taxidermy

    Clear Creek Taxidermy New Member

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    Re: Can you fix my deer?-easy fixes con't.

    Nice job. That was a really interesting post thanks.
     
  7. Jon S

    Jon S Well-Known Member

    Re: Can you fix my deer?-easy fixes con't.

    That's a pretty cool way to do a septum.
     
  8. ed150

    ed150 deer city time

    Re: Can you fix my deer?-easy fixes con't.

    never seen a hanger like that
     
  9. Re: Can you fix my deer?-easy fixes con't.

    Very nice repair!
     
  10. Nina Lukaszewicz

    Nina Lukaszewicz Outdoor Dreams Taxidermy

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    Nice save!
     
  11. Becky P

    Becky P One must believe the glass is half full.

    Re: Can you fix my deer?-easy fixes con't.

    Nice repair. Thanks.

    Was the form previously prepped and hide paste used by the original taxidermist? Sure doesn't look like it from the pics.
     
  12. TIM DUNCAN

    TIM DUNCAN surry county va

    Re: Can you fix my deer?-easy fixes con't.

    that was a great fix thanks for sharing that, i'm sure we will all run into something like that along our taxidermy trail
     
  13. Randy Miller

    Randy Miller Active Member

    Re: Can you fix my deer?-easy fixes con't.

    mark
     
  14. alabamarutandstrut

    alabamarutandstrut Hero's are people who help people in need.

    Re: Can you fix my deer?-easy fixes con't.

    great work , now I can mark the day as another lessen learned Thanks great post
     
  15. Kittrell Hill

    Kittrell Hill 9 Beard Merriam 2008 Meade Co SD

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    Very Nice Repair
     
  16. Re: Can you fix my deer?-easy fixes con't.

    Gotta love the lack of form prep and hide paste.
     
  17. bluetaxi69

    bluetaxi69 New Member

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    Re: Can you fix my deer?-easy fixes con't.

    thank you for sharing that fix.
     
  18. Re: Can you fix my deer?-easy fixes con't.

    Wow I love post like that!! Its so cool to see a repair job like that come together!! Thanks for sharing!!
     
  19. Re: Can you fix my deer?-easy fixes con't.

    ;D Excellent job, can't wait to see the finished product!
     
  20. FIREPHIGHT

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    Re: Can you fix my deer?-easy fixes con't.

    check it out the guy even signed the mount so every one knows where not to take theres to next time