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OK, Tell me. What does a REAL taxidermist look like?

Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by George, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Got some new ones Micheal P maybe I should send one to Tom Voyer and see were he hangs it ;D ;D
  2. bw

    bw New Member

    Only 3 and 4 here. And I subscribe to Georges regiment of hand care. Can't stand lotion on them though. It makes me want to go wash them.

  3. JL

    JL Taxidermist for 64 years

    George...George...George...do I have to send you my picture??? ;D ::)
  4. Wolf

    Wolf AHOOoooooo!

    There's some stuff called "corn huskers" my dad uses it and whenever I run into a guy that says he can't stand lotion, I tell them about it. Its oil free and if I remember right it was developed by old timey farmers for ruff hands. Its a smokey gel with no added colors or fragrances, good stuff.
  5. redwolf

    redwolf Active Member

    4 out of the 8 here. I'm not old, or overweight, and I don't wear a big belt buckle, or chew.
  6. Kevin Halle

    Kevin Halle Well-Known Member

    24 years as an Executive Chef in the military teaches you a lot of things. Just a couple are ALWAYS wash you hands and ALWAYS keep your work area clean. It becomes habit. My shop is always clean, always smells clean and I am always clean (most of the time)!
  7. redwolf

    redwolf Active Member

    Ya, but are you an old, overweight, tobacco chewin, big belt bucked, boot, T-shirt and jean wearin taxi? ::)
  8. RoyalOaksRanch

    RoyalOaksRanch Royal Oaks Taxidermy- When Quality Counts...


    LMAO I got my fuzzy slippers on but I am otherwise dressed...

    I wear blue jeans, my hiking boots, an a dark colored Tshirt...
    I wear my apron but still manage to get dirty sometimes..
    Shop is relatively clean but not spotless
    Its big and nicely lite and I keep a nice deodorizer spray that smells nice..for when I get in something stinky...
  9. I'm a building contractor/Trapper.I have a large shop and one area is set up for skinning and fleshing.Most times during the trapping season I have skinned or un-skinned carcases laying on the floor.However,I also have my office in my shop.There is a wall that divids the office from the shop and when you walk in the front door of the office I have a buzzer on the door.That way I can intercept anyone coming in.My office is kept neat and clean all the time.My shop area is not for customers unless there looking at cabinets I'm building for them or something like that.And my trapping area of the shop has a canvas hung on rings so I can close that area off.Most guys I know always want to go behind curtain # 1 and check it out though. The curtain is more for the ladies.And with the woodwork I do in my shop it always smells like sawdust or wood finish of some sort.But even the wood working area is dirty sometimes.I guess my opinion of the whole thing is....If your going to look at the cows...chances are your going to see cow chit.
  10. Kevin Halle

    Kevin Halle Well-Known Member

    No..but I do wear T-shirts! :)
  11. Redwolf, what do you wear as a t-shirt?? a STRAW wrapper?? LOl
  12. redwolf

    redwolf Active Member

    Do you have a crush on me? You mention my name an awful lot.
    I remember (back in preschool) there was a cute girl I used to pick on like that ::)

    BTW At least I change my shirt ;)
  13. Shut your pie hole
  14. dhart

    dhart Active Member

    A Photographer visited my shop from New York and took this and posted on his web site. I represented rural Wisconsin business.

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  15. Joe Winsor

    Joe Winsor Active Member

    A lot of talk, and correct me if I'm wrong George, but what I think George's simple point is: BE PROFESSIONAL
  16. EA

    EA Well-Known Member

    dHart, Thats a very nice shop you got there. You look Professional to me.
  17. pyeager1

    pyeager1 Active Member

    Here's your portrait of a "real" taxidermist. Flannel shirt, T-shirt, jeans, Miller hat and a dead animal. ;D :D

  18. Justin P.

    Justin P. Active Member

    Me after a long day in the shop.
  19. Justin, do your parents know your a taxidermist? Youdont look old enough! Do you close from n00n till 3;00 for nap time? LOl great photo!!!
  20. BDrake

    BDrake Active Member

    Were you the one in the high chair in that Stocks commercial?