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Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by skullplate2, Jan 16, 2014.
How do you dry a duck when you get done degreseing it
Dog groomer blower
Trust me I messed around with a hair dryer until I tried a tumbler. 1,000% better results in a fraction of the time . I use a drier with no heat blowing in at all, with cedar shavings( a lot use corn cob grit). I was shocked with the results that made such a better mount.
i've been using a small shop vac for 10 years with great results, but i also wrap my washed, not gassed bird up in a towel and run it thru the spin cycle on my washing machine first
Shop vac is great for all but very large geese and turkeys, just takes a while longer on bigger birds.
After I tumble it I do use a hair dryer to get the down dry...but you have to make sure it isn't too hot.
I'm too cheap/low production for a tumbler. Spin cycle in the washing machine then about 5 to 10 minutes blow drying on warm. I always turn it down to cold around the neck and head but I've never had a problem using warm air on the rest of the bird.
Funny that I have never had a bit of trouble(knock on wood), on using a hair dryer on warm.
I use a blowdryer !
In Taxidermy Today I noticed that Rick Morris uses a blow dryer on hot. He should know. Anyway his article covered that in one of the last 4 issues I believe. Might check it out.
I use a hair dryer with four heat settings, two "speeds", and a cool air button. I carefully squeeze the water out of the bird and blot with a towel and paper towels. Then I blow dry with heat, but moving it around so it's not doing anything to the feathers or skin...
Squeeze, towel, hand tumble, hair dryer.
I put the bird skin in a plastic garbage bag with corn cob grit and borax. I tie that bag closed, then put that bag into another bag just to be careful and tie that one closed. I then tumble it in my clothes dryer on no heat cycle for about 15 minute's. They come out looking great!
Wow..now there's an idea Tom! ;D
hair dryer for me too
Blower side on the shop vac after I tumble it in a box of corn cob grit works well for me