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Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Bigbucklover69, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. Bigbucklover69

    Bigbucklover69 New Member

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    What wld be the first tool i shld start looking for as a newbie? I wanna do just deer shoulder mounts...I live in ny if that makes a difference..I wanna start getting things slowly as i know its a exspensive task to get the right tools..Any help wld be great,, thank you..
     
  2. rick carter's a-z whitetail instructional dvd.
    You can learn a lot and he talks about the tools he uses.
     

  3. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Not one but three tools are a must for me any way. Mounting stand, cordless drill / screwdriver, fleshing machine. Oh, and about a hundred others.
     
  4. Matt

    Matt Active Member

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    I agree on some good DVD's, they will help you decide which tools are a good start. There are some that are a must, but you will always find more!(LOL)
     
  5. Keyda81

    Keyda81 I'd rather be weird than normal

    Lots of tools are a must, lol. I found that out real quick, and I've only done three mounts! A lot of stuff you can find at home depot, and a craft store such as hobby lobby. I've been gathering up stuff as I go over the last several months, and have quite the arsenal, lol.
     
  6. I have found that there are a LOT of little tools that can be pretty damn valuable.

    A mounting stand is obviously a good investment, but you can also have one made that will 'work' for you if you're looking to save money, or rig something up on a work bench or off a wall.

    A ruffer for your form, a couple good moddeling tools, a lip tucking tool, paint brushes, an air brush, etc, etc...

    Hard to say that 'just one' is more important than the others...just start making a list and working off it slowly....
     
  7. LOL
     
  8. I can't live without X-ACTO knives. A skife makes life easier. And ear openers are worth their weight in gold imo.
     
  9. brigham boy

    brigham boy "if it's horny, mount it"

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    I've been doing taxidermy for four years and I'm still getting new tools.

    You'll go through a few tools that aren't worth a damn too.
     
  10. grumpy1122

    grumpy1122 New Member

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    Buy the DVD first, watch a couple of times and pay attention to the tools that are used and go from their.
     
  11. Bigbucklover69

    Bigbucklover69 New Member

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    Found carters dvd on line, ordered the dvd and catalog as well... I see you mentioned a stand, i looked on ebay and there is a few but look really cheap..What form stand do you recommend? I think Mckenzie had a nice one..
     
  12. grumpy1122

    grumpy1122 New Member

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    When I tools buy the best you can afford.
     
  13. Boomer Sooner

    Boomer Sooner New Member

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    build your own stand. some tolls will be used for many different uses such as ears openers used to help get hide on the form. Also i get alot of my tools from lowes and hobby lobby
     
  14. Bigbucklover69 I have a table top mounting stand I will give you if you pay shipping. It will work just fine for doing deer heads. PM me your info and I will get it sent out
     
  15. Bigbucklover69

    Bigbucklover69 New Member

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    Sifford pm sent.. thanks alot...I guess im gonna have to watch this video and see what tools to buy, i got diff mags but there is so many diff tools and im sure some i wont need and others ill need more then one of them... i cant wait to go to school in a few weeks,, counting down the days...