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Tread Type ?

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Dianne Bacon, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. Dianne Bacon

    Dianne Bacon New Member

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    i am wondering what everyone is using to sew up there animals?
    I've used #30 spider fish line to tip up fish line and seems like everything stretched my hide apart
     
  2. Dave York

    Dave York Well-Known Member

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    There’s a number of company’s selling braided fishing line on-line for real reasonable prices. That’s what I’ve gone to on everything.
     

  3. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I have never had that problem with 30# Spiderwire even on elk.
     
  4. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Active Member

    I have been using 30 lbs. Fire line in smoke color for over 20 years. Never had a problem.
     
  5. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Try the Fireline. Smoke is good and the finer needs can be done with "clear" (which is white). Unlike Spiderwire, Fireline has a firmness that keeps the thread from falling back into the incision. Regardless of what you use, if your thread is cutting through or stretching the hide, you're either cinching it too tight or the hide doesn't fit the manikin.
     
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  6. Dianne Bacon

    Dianne Bacon New Member

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    My hide seems to be stretching or should have say shrinking while it's drying.then it comes away from the seam the tread don't break but it leaves a gap?
     
  7. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Put hide paste under your seam. Many people avoid this crucial and critical step.
     
  8. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Your stitches could be too far apart or your seam edges could be too thick or your skin could be too thick or too tight on the form. Another thing is if you put hide paste under the seam as you sew it up.

    I keep my stitches no more than 1/8" apart. I make sure that my seams are thin,but, not so thin it won't hold a stitch. I shave my capes really thin when I tanned them and used a tannery who did the same. I used a form where the seam would overlap at least 1/2" and lastly I added hide paste under the seam as I sew.
     
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  9. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Active Member

    Your probably not using proper stitching technique along with to big of a form. Perhaps your not stretching the whole cape for width and just pulling the edges along the seem while sewing for the stretch to need to close the gap. Are you having to pull and stretch while sewing? Also, make sure the stitches are pulled tight all along the seam.
     
  10. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Trophy Specialist, where did you get the picture of Tom Voyer to use as an avatar? :);)
     
  11. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Active Member

    I had to google him since I don't know him. Is this the Tom Voyer you mean? He does look meaty like me. I do see some resemblance.
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    That photo of me was taken for promos for an arm wrestling event I went to a few years ago. Tournament arm wrestling is my hobby. I have had people mistake me for someone else a lot of times in my life. I must have a common looking face.
     
  12. Richard C

    Richard C Well-Known Member

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    George
    That wasn't a very nice remark !
     
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  13. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    That's Tom Terrific for sure. He was big into tanker tops and T-shirts 2 sizes smaller.

    Richard? Really? I didn't say anything BAD, did I???? Remember my motto.