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Need help measuring cape

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by lilcajun, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. lilcajun

    lilcajun New Member

    I know this topic is beat to death. I just want to make sure that I'm measuring in the right places so that I can get the correct form.

    I'm planning on mounting this cape on either a Coombs 9500 or 9700. I want to make sure that I get the correct size form. The eye to nose measurement is 7 3/4", and I'm not sure if I need a 23 or 24" form because I'm not 100% positive I'm measuring in the correct spots unfortunately. Also, this hide is already tanned. Please see the attached pictures. This is a mature midwest deer that I killed last November. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
  2. tem

    tem Well-Known Member

    go with the C measurement.

  3. RTF

    RTF Active Member

    Stretch that cape out as far as you can since it is already tanned as you indicated. Then turn the cape inside out and then do your measurement.
  4. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    When stretching, stretch for width, not length. When you turn it inside out, you will be measuring the skin and not the hair.
  5. lilcajun

    lilcajun New Member

    Thanks everyone. Now when I turn it inside out to get my measurements, should I pull it tight or leave it relaxed?
  6. JerseyJays

    JerseyJays Well-Known Member

    Don't go tight.. just relaxed or tug a tad, you don't want it to barely fit

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