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(R.I.P THREAD)I NEED opinions from SERIOUS TOP NOTCH taxidermist

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by AFWS, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. RoyalOaksRanch

    RoyalOaksRanch Royal Oaks Taxidermy- When Quality Counts...

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    Wish I had 25,000.00 to spend on schooling.. my butt would be moving in with Dennis LOL...
     
  2. Becky P

    Becky P One must believe the glass is half full.

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    I think you need to find a happy medium between quality/time and price. Like someone else said, high end clients take a lot of time to gain, it may be many, many years before you get enough to support the amount of time you are taking.
     

  3. Brian Claar

    Brian Claar New Member

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    30 hours would cost my customer 1500.00 / deer. Honestly if it takes you that long, your not charging enough.
     
  4. Brian Claar

    Brian Claar New Member

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    ;D Well that is darn near a whole work week for NORMAL people. Think about it. LOL
     
  5. redwolf

    redwolf Active Member

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    You DEFINITELY need to work on getting your mounts done faster.
    And you didn't have to confirm it for us, we already knew you weren't normal ::) :D
     
  6. oldboar

    oldboar Taxidermy...do the impossible:)

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    :) Dude, Your post(s) here are frickin hilarious :D
    :( (Know what I mean :)???
    :mad: If I see another smiley face :eek: I am going to have to go get my bottle of Whiskey :-* Down the whole thing 8) Grab my shotgun ::) Put the barrel in my mouth :( And....pull the trigger ???

    22 hours on a duck, 30 hours on a deer?

    Stir this pot of Bull Pucky....

    What school did you attend...cuz I'm opening my own up SOON!

    I know I can teach techniques 3-5 times faster with probably better quality than you're putting out.

    Really, really.... :D :D :D

    Jim
     
  7. BVanKirk

    BVanKirk package deal

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    ROTFLMAO!!
     
  8. oldboar

    oldboar Taxidermy...do the impossible:)

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    LMAO!!!!!
     
  9. Becky P

    Becky P One must believe the glass is half full.

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    BOOM
     
  10. BWS

    BWS New Member

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    Actually...i have a few people that i know of who went out of business because they were too picky about their work. Seems that they spent so much time on each piece, they eventually went broke or got disgusted that they weren't getting paid what they thought they deserved.

    I am not going to tell you what to charge-that's between your economy and customer base. But, could it be feisible for you to drop your price a bit and work faster without dropping the quality?
     
  11. nibjones

    nibjones Join your States Taxidermy Assoc.

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    30 hrs. on a deerhead is ridiculous! I tan my own also, and I would be hard pressed to have 10 hrs. from check in to pick up. I would say, get your butt in gear and cut that time, way down.
     
  12. ed150

    ed150 deer city time

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    ur doing something wrong then,at 600 u should be making good money,r-u not doing many???????
     
  13. HOLMES

    HOLMES Active Member

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    Keep the quality and speed up. Really no bull your just to slow. Even if you are the best around 30 hours is to long to spend on 1 mount. Really step back and look and time and cut it 1 third. You should be able to do it. But if your only getting 10 per year :p
     
  14. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

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    Dang, he's doing about as many deer a year as Bailey does men. She thinks she needs more also because she's so quick :-X
     
  15. BVanKirk

    BVanKirk package deal

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    omg must you drag my name into everything? you couldnt get that many women a year if you were constantly walking around with a hundred dollar bill hanging out of your zipper
     
  16. RoyalOaksRanch

    RoyalOaksRanch Royal Oaks Taxidermy- When Quality Counts...

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    Just SHOOT him BV.. There aint a court around that would convict you LOL


    And MP how the heck would YOU know if she is quick?? HMMMMMMM makes a person wonder LOL... ;D
     
  17. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

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    Ray Charles told me 8)

    Georgia, Georgia,
    The whole day through
    Just an old sweet song
    Keeps Georgia on my mind

    I'm say Georgia
    Georgia
    A song of you
    Comes as sweet and clear
    As moonlight through the pines

    Other arms reach out to me
    Other eyes smile tenderly
    Still in peaceful dreams I see
    The road leads back to you

    I said Georgia,
    Ooh Georgia, no peace I find
    Just an old sweet song
    Keeps Georgia on my mind

    Other arms reach out to me
    Other eyes smile tenderly
    Still in peaceful dreams I see
    The road leads back to you

    Georgia,
    Georgia,
    No peace, no peace I find
    Just this old, sweet song
    Keeps Georgia on my mind

    I said just an old sweet song,
    Keeps Georgia on my mind
     
  18. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

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    AFWS:

    You wasted somebody's 25 grand, you are not meant to be a professional taxidermist...you better stick with the bag cutter business.
     
  19. Re: I NEED opinions from SERIOUS TOP NOTCH taxidermist

    What are you doing so different than everyone else that is taking you so long? And why are you doing it? Do you have a fleshing machine?
     
  20. Re: I NEED opinions from SERIOUS TOP NOTCH taxidermist

    Already done it! most everyone tans there own cape's mount great looking deer in less than 10 hours. Have you had a piece judged before? if so how did it score.