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2018 What's on your Workbench

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by BrookeSFD16, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    Brooke, have you ever tried removing goose wings washing drying separate then wiring and attaching fresh to mount.... works great and makes the wingless skin more manageable... you can even do wings separate wash dry wrap wire then freeze them until you mount bird then.....
     
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  2. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    This method works great on turkeys also.
     

  3. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

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    And Cranes
     
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  4. BrookeSFD16

    BrookeSFD16 Well-Known Member

    Byrdman. Yes I've done it. Did it on that Swan last year. It does help. I guess the biggest thing for me is that I just don't like fooling with the bigger birds. Seems everything is just so clumsy. Especially when it comes to assembly. Plus our shop is small and I share it with all of Randy's deer mounting stuff.

    Y'all gotta remember....I do Taxidermy for fun money. We use all our Taxidermy money to pay for hunting stuff. We're blessed to have Randy's pention and my salary (soon to be pention) so for us Taxidermy is basically a hobby. With that said hobbies are supposed to be fun....and for me anything bigger than a Mallard isn't fun.
     
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  5. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    so then dont stop doing geese... just raise your price on them so you will "enjoy" them more
     
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  6. What are your guys thoughts on mounting Snow geese are they hard or easy because I have quite a few
     
  7. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

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    Just like anything else BUT hafta to be meticulous to keep them clean as any little leaks show up on the white better and white feathers are a PIA to preen
     
  8. 3bears

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    Amen to that, you have to see how each feather lays in relation to the next one. Hard to do when they all look the same throughout.
     
  9. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    spring birds are the worst for feather wear..., remove wings and do separate like a turkey pheasant or grouse tail so you wont fight them big floppy thangs
     
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  10. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    just skin and flesh away! you have to wash them anyway so dont fuss too much