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You Dont know JACK!

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by deerhunterdon, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. deerhunterdon

    deerhunterdon New Member

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    Got a cape from Matt, actually 2 capes, last year, mounted those up for practice. Got a few more capes , Man this isn't hard at all. I had some problem with my earlines drumming but everything else not too bad. easier than I thought. now bought green capes , trying my hand at fleshing and splitting lips, eyes, ears . now I did this for a Taxi 20 years ago and it didn't seem that hard, I figured Ill remember OK. apparently it takes more time than I had for muscle memory to kick in. LOL. Holes , holes holes! In my opinion, which I'm a newbie, The biggest factor in a great mount is hide preparation. Now I'm getting better mind you, just slowing down helped a ton, finding a good system, as in a beam, knife , fleshing horn, etc is a must. But at the least you gotta be able to have a good foundation and that's having great fleshing and hide preparation, if you ain't Got that, you don't know JACK ! LOL. Matts capes were so nice they almost put themselves together.
     
  2. Guerra

    Guerra New Member

    Try fleshing a Fox.
     

  3. Matt

    Matt Active Member

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    Thanks Don, I am glad you like them. Fox are easy on a very stiff wire wheel I have. They take about 20 min, and they are clean as a pin.
     
  4. nibjones

    nibjones Join your States Taxidermy Assoc.

    Don, watch the fleshing videos on www.helpinghandhangers.com that should help you with your fleshing. I do fox,coon and anything similar to those on a wire wheel, also. Works great
     
  5. FIELD2FOREVER

    FIELD2FOREVER The more I learn, The more I don't Know!!

    That's good advise right there!! I watched that very video before I did my first deer. That guy makes it look easy...... one giant hole that used to be a deer cape later I learned to slow down and take my time, but theres a lot to learn from that video, and its very well put together.