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Alternate Bird Tumbler

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by Smittee, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. Smittee

    Smittee Member

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    Is there a alternate way of tumbling turkeys. I am new to taxidermy and would only be doing one at a time. Or if anyone has any plans on how to make one would be helpful. Thanks.
     
  2. bucksnort10

    bucksnort10 Well-Known Member

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    Here is an alternate way, don't.

    Seriously, you can just air/blow dry.
     

  3. I tumble birds in a drier, make sure heat is off. Put bird in large garbage bag ( I double bag)1/2 full of your tumbling medium. Tumble bird till its dry enough. Works great, I do this with small mammal mounts as well.
     
  4. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I use a BIG plastic tub 2/3 full of corncob grit. Then get out my tumbler(my arm) and move it around.
     
  5. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Pet dryer..no need to tumble.
     
  6. Sjobe

    Sjobe New Member

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    I use a shop vac with hose on the exit side of vacuum. If you not doing a lot of birds it's fine. May take a bit longer and its hands on but no particles left in the feathers and you can make sure to get all the little places.