I had a 20" deer cape, and stretched it to a 29" cape. I did this using Jim Palek's tanning method, the results come out excellent. I was a bit skeptical after talking to Jim, but I thought I would go ahead and try it to see anyway. At first, I thought his directions were overly complicated, but he agreed to send me some tan, which was Lutan F, and the directions. This process ended up not being as complicated as I originally thought it would be using the cape snake and his method of tan. You may ask, "Why would I choose such a way to tan a cape?" The reason being, I had a customer bring me a 170 class set of deer horns that he wanted mounted into a full shoulder mount, with the largest form that was available to me. He had just the antlers but no cape, so everyone here knows that a cape in the 26"-29" range is almost completely unaffordable. So I had nothing to lose, other than time, to try this method on a cape that was given to me. The results were fantastic. So now, my final results are that I sold the cape, at a good price, and a full shoulder mount to the same customer, and I made money on a free cape and on the shoulder mount, as well. If I would of had to purchased a cape that size, I probably would not of been able to have made the sale of either the cape or the shoulder mount. So I was able to make money on both ends of this deal thanks to being able to stretch the cape with the cape snake. If you have any questions regarding this process, contact Jim Palek @ Cape Snake, or feel free to contact me, as well. My reason for making this post is to thank Jim Palek for taking his time to help me through this process, without a dime to gain. I had already purchased a cape snake over a year and a half ago.