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Skin no staying around pedicle.......whats the trick?

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by masterdunbar, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. Love this work, everything is a puzzle and after some time we all get our little methods to get things to fit and go smoothly. But from time to time there are still a few things I just cant figure out. When I sew up the cap and put it up to dry I always check on it the skin and hair around the pedicle of the horn........sure enough it manages to slide down 1/4 " all the time.

    I know my first inch in the stitch on both sides is tight and I put hide paste around the pedicle to keep it in place but it still manages to slip down after it dries.............any one care to share their way of solving this/ preventing it? I appreciate the help.
  2. First make sure to rebuild around pedicel. To compensate for material removed from skull and thinning of the cape. Also you can use small nails to tack the hide in place till dried. I use a couple on each side. Also make sure antlers ears ect are in correct position. If not the cape could be stretched and will never hold in place. And taxi skin toward the antlers to make sure you have extra there to start. Good luck

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  3. Thin well then I rebuild with apoxie sculpt and use a thin layer of two part epoxy adhesive around the pedicles and stitch up. No nails or pins, no pulling when dry.
  4. Harvestmoontaxi

    Harvestmoontaxi Lake of the woods walleyes

    What brand of epoxy do use use for this job Dennis?
  5. I use gorilla glue in the tube it works good and it sits in about 2 min

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  6. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    Drywall nails are the only ones made that are sharp and strong enough to nail into the pedicals of deer and elk
  7. verne

    verne Well-Known Member

    Shave thin around antler area , make sure antlers are in the right location and test fit. ;)
  8. murph

    murph Member

    If you make sure you shave that hide thin around the pedical and put a roll of apoxie sculpt around the pedical about 1/4 inch down and a good hide paste, use the purse stitch 3/4 the way around the pedical and when u get him sewed up push that roll of apoxie sculpt up under that pedical, I promise you it will not move!

  9. Headlock Hide Paste, is a two part adhesive that sets in a couple of hours. Will brush out with a wet brush or damp cloth if it gets in hair or antler base before it sets. Once set it's there.
  10. 3bears

    3bears Well-Known Member

    I suggest double checking the anlter set first, maybe you are setting them too high. Next use an epoxy around the burs. Is it always neccesary? No, but I feel it is cheap insurance.
  11. James Marsico

    James Marsico Well-Known Member

    I use super glue GELL and it works great.
  12. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    This is what I use too. Never had one pull yet after using this stuff.
  13. kgribb

    kgribb God and family first! Everything else next

    I've never had that problem but check antler set. On elk I use plastic zip ties just to make sure. Good luck.
  14. AMCTaxi

    AMCTaxi Wholesale Small Mammal Taxidermist

    Like others have said, thin down the pedicle skin with a skife as best you can. Roll a snake of apoxie sculpt (I use the brown for deer) and put it around each burr. Cover it in a good hide paste, pull tight up, sew, tamp the skin down into that apoxie and paste mix, and finish by driving a few nails in to hold it tight while it dries.
  15. OutbackJack

    OutbackJack Member

    this is the way that i do mine.. I like to thin the cape pretty thin. Then I rebuild with epoxy sculpt. Next I put pro-1 hide paste around the burr. When I sew, I like to take my fire line and start my stitches back further than needed. To me it reminds me of tying up a set of boots. As you keep sewing it will keep fitting tighter. I rarely have any problems but if something seems like it might be a problem, I'll drive in a few nails for insurance.

    the gorilla glue trick is great but the glue will expand. So if you try it go very light with the glue or hit it was acetone. Hope this helps you!
  16. Great suggestions!!!! Thank u!!!!
  17. Gorilla Glue super glue is what I use, no the foamy stuff.
  18. johnnyb

    johnnyb Member

    Try a line of Jaw Juice around the pedicle and quickly sew up tight, tucking the skin around it generously and you'll be fine with no nails needed.
  19. squid

    squid hunt hard or go home

    i was told this at our state show. never tried it. so i cant say if it works. thin the hide a bit but not super thin, than lance it from different angles than use a good adhiesive and sew. they said when you lance it, it gives the glue something to bite into for a good solid hold.
    has anyone heard of this or tried it