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Leather for dead mount

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by Leven, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Leven

    Leven New Member

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    Having trouble finding leather strap for dead mount. Any ideas??
     
  2. Wildwingstaxidermy

    Wildwingstaxidermy New Member

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    I just posted my first dead mount on here last night. It seems well received and what I used was shoe string. I went to a shoe store and bought the largest diameter, heavy duty boot laces I could find in leather. I just made a slip knot for the leg and and the nail in the display piece. I think it made a good result.
     

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  3. bowmantax

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  4. Leven

    Leven New Member

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    Thanks
     
  5. srholmes30

    srholmes30 Living each and every day

    Like the Mallard
     
  6. CrittrGittr

    CrittrGittr New Member

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    I get my bulk leather lace at a craft store like Michaels or Hobby Lobby. You can paint it, dye it, or even burn it to give it a rustic look. Here's a pic of one I did last year with a little braid job.
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  7. deadstuff

    deadstuff Member

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    Macs prarie wings. You can get the real lanyards there.
     
  8. mcrib1981

    mcrib1981 New Member

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    x2 on the boot laces... thats what I use
     
  9. I googled Lanyards and found a place that had some real nice leather ones and they were cheap.
     
  10. Nancy C

    Nancy C Well-Known Member

    I just use some leather strips that I got so long ago that I don't even remember where they came from. ('Got a BUNCH for cheap at some sort of sell out.)
    One thing I found that is useful, at least for me, is to paint them with a darker color using ordinary craft acrylic paint. Let it dry, and then fold them back and forth a few times. It cracks the paint and makes the leather look like it's weathered and has been used for ages.
     
  11. I went to Micheals. They sell leather by the roll. It has worked great for me. They also sell small gauge wire, putty, and things for habitats.
     

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  12. Jim McNamara

    Jim McNamara Well-Known Member

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    I use leather strips used for saddle work I got from TSC.

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