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WT form Question

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by theguyyouknowtaxidermy, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. theguyyouknowtaxidermy

    theguyyouknowtaxidermy The Guy You Know Taxidermy<Daniel Elkins>

    What is inside a WT form, both pedestal and a normal mount. Are they hollow? Or is there wood that attaches to the backboard that runs part way into the foam?
     
  2. AFWS

    AFWS The lost Robertson

    Hidden treasure ;D you just got to cut it open to find it ;D
     

  3. Mike Powell

    Mike Powell Active Member

    solid foam.
     
  4. theguyyouknowtaxidermy

    theguyyouknowtaxidermy The Guy You Know Taxidermy<Daniel Elkins>

    So in theory I could take a mule deer pedestal and make a cavity from the back of the form all the way to the mid neck?
     
  5. RICKP

    RICKP Let'er Buck

    yes, and put a hinge on the bottom jaw and you have a ventriloquist dummy. (my son wants one)
     
  6. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    In "theory", however, your antlers would be enough weight to crush and implode your manikin without some serious internal support.
     
  7. theguyyouknowtaxidermy

    theguyyouknowtaxidermy The Guy You Know Taxidermy<Daniel Elkins>

    What would you think about a 8 inch by 8inch by 4inch cavity at the back of a pedestal mount, not the part that attaches to the wall.
     
  8. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Pedestals? Walls? Pedestals mount on tabile tops, not walls.
     
  9. I have no idea if they are still in business or not, but Chandlers in Jackson Ms. made a foam mankin that was hollow about 1/2 way in.
    Sounds like your wanting to make a secret compartment. What are we hidden in there? ::) :D
     
  10. John L

    John L Active Member

    I saw somewhere somebody had built a safe in the back of one. Not sure where I remember seeing it.
     
  11. RICKP

    RICKP Let'er Buck

    Hidden safe, great idea but I still like the deer head ventriloquist dummy.
     
  12. SWIFFY

    SWIFFY Member

    Not a bad idea.... but im affraid if someone breaks into my house, the deer heads are the FIRST things they're stealing! :)
     
  13. theguyyouknowtaxidermy

    theguyyouknowtaxidermy The Guy You Know Taxidermy<Daniel Elkins>

    That is exactly what I am going to do with a mule deer pedestal. I should have it on here in the months to come.
     
  14. theguyyouknowtaxidermy

    theguyyouknowtaxidermy The Guy You Know Taxidermy<Daniel Elkins>

    Here is a pedestal mount that is attached to the wall.

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  15. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    That's a marketing strategy they CALL a "Wall Pedestal". In the truest form, that's is NOT a pedestal but rather an offset shoulder with a cutout.