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Leg wires too thin-fix?

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by JerseyJays, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. JerseyJays

    JerseyJays Well-Known Member

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    So I Havnt done a standing pheasant mount in years.. Today I did this one.. And noticed after all said and done it wobbled a bit when I shake it gently...

    I should have upped the wire size a gauge or 2...

    Any fixes to do after the fact?

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  2. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Just let it dry. It will firm up. Just don't ever do it again. LOL
     

  3. Nancy C

    Nancy C Well-Known Member

    Inject w/ Master's blend if you have it, providing you didn't make any holes in the legs.
    And let it dry.
     
  4. maj1969

    maj1969 New Member

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    Hate too admit it but I did the same thing last week to a teal standing on one leg. For some dumb reason I ran a 16 GA. wire and thought that would hold it?? I just straightened the leg back out and and added a 18ga wire running it from the foot up and into the body as far as I could, then twisted them together below the foot.
     
  5. You can incorporate a heavy gauge wire into your habitat and run it up into your bird. Hide the wire in some wheat and paint the wire. Good luck