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Big rip in cape

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by dihard, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. dihard

    dihard aim small miss small

    So I shot this deer a second time as it was running away and skimmed its shoulder as seen in picture .it is a clean tear I can push it together it lines up good .i know I can stich it up but was wondering what your thoughts are on how it will hold up when cape dries on form ? And how will it be stretching it over the form ? Should I stich it green ? or stich it tanned ? Or stich it green then re-stich it tanned ? Any advise on what to do or expect would be great ! Thanks

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  2. mopsrdrawer67

    mopsrdrawer67 Member

    Personnally,I would sew it after tanning. Thin the skin at tear and use a baseball stitch. All should be fine on form. If you feel that it is still visible, that would be a great place for some habitat or driftwood.

  3. Sew after tanning and thinning. Not sure why anyone uses a baseball stitch for taxidermy. That stitch puckers up a baseball for a better grip. Is that what you want in taxidermy? Use a whip stitch.

  4. dihard

    dihard aim small miss small

    Thanks for advice I will stitch it after tanned .if it comes out good I'll post a picture when he's done
  5. Paul B

    Paul B Active Member

    That's a simple hole to repair, trim until cut hairs are off skin the sew
  6. ortegageno

    ortegageno Active Member

    Just use a Right turn wall pedestal and forget the sewing. Lol
  7. offset right turn and no sewing.
  8. Denton Shearin

    Denton Shearin 2009-Breakthrough Award, McKenzie Award,

    Sometimes with cuts like this, I will trim off any cut hair and instead of sewing I will push the two edges together and use 1 inch Brad nails to secure the edges. Space the brads about 1/4" to 3/8". Eliminates the sewing and I find this method easier to accomplish a smooth, flat and invisible repair.
  9. dihard

    dihard aim small miss small

    Thanks that's a goo tip .more I look at rip I think half of it will be on on back side of form never to be seen