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Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by frenchydermist, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. frenchydermist

    frenchydermist New Member

    is there a general rule when it comes to carding bird's wing/tail? i see the that some will use masking tape instead of pinned carboard strips...with carboard, do you use pins for each and every feather?
    Let's see some carding work please!!!
  2. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

    Blue tape, cardboard from a case of sodas, hair clips It's what I do!


  3. bucksnort10

    bucksnort10 Well-Known Member

    page through the What's on you Workbench thread and you can see a bunch of methods
  4. frenchydermist

    frenchydermist New Member

    Thanks guys :)
  5. ryan rhodes

    ryan rhodes Well-Known Member

  6. Ryan....

    I see in your instagram pics how you use the foam and pins on your tails too. Can you kinda explain how you're doing that? Or maybe share with us a closeup pic? I've started using the foam and pins for my flying birds after seeing how you do that and really like it over using all that blue tape. From what I can see it looks like two long euro pins stuck thru each end of a short piece of foam and inserted into the body on both sides of the tail quills. Then a second piece of foam pinned from the top thru each tail quill into the bottom piece of foam essentially sandwiching them together. Is there more to it than that?
  7. ryan rhodes

    ryan rhodes Well-Known Member

    That's pretty much the gist of it! Here's a post from Facebook I did a while back...

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  8. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

    Awesome Ryan! But what about the hoodie