I am sure those three words were first uttered by a taxidermist. I tried my first duck , a drake woodie I am a mammal guy. The skining went fine not one single hole cut until the head and neck juncture then whammy tore the head skin completely away from neck skin. Thought to myself I can fix that not a big deal. So I moved on to the wire wheel flesher I like to use it on small mammals so I'm comfortable with it, I don't think I touched the wheel with it and tore a new hole. Ok I can fix that , so I moved to my fleshing beam with a soft brass brush only put about ten holes in it with that. So I'm gonna put more stitches in that greasy little critter than Frankenstein this morning if I can with out tearing it. A hunting buddy gifted me a drake and a hen just to try out, how hard can a duck be I thought I've done many thin skined critters with fur no problems. This thigs just got feathers instead easy peazy. I got to hand it to you bird guys bird taxidermy is a true art. So if I manage to get this Dang bird on a form I will post some pics as long as it don't come back to life and fly off, I mean Frankenstein style.