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Head Damage

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by logan1.smith, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. logan1.smith

    logan1.smith New Member

    Hey Everyone, just wanted to thank everyone on this site. I have learned so much. I have done a handful of ducks but the one thing that gives me problems every now and then is head damage. What is the best way to go about fixing a shot up head? Do y'all sew the holes up in the skin just like any other hole?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. GotHonks

    GotHonks Active Member

    I'm sure that you'll get a few different ideas on holes in your bird skin . For myself , it depends where the hole is , how big and how much trouble is it to fix .... In the head , unless it's a big hole I don't mess with them , just be careful shooting calking in the area its at ... I don't fix holes often , but I like to make a patch instead, superglue it down ... Small holes don't matter IMO .... But as I said everyone has there idea on this subject ....
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  3. logan1.smith

    logan1.smith New Member

    Okay thanks! I will give the patch a try!
  4. Crittrstuffr

    Crittrstuffr Member

    Patch material . . . old dryer sheets and super glue
  5. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

    Patch material . . . latex or nitrile gloves and super glue
  6. fowlweatherfowler

    fowlweatherfowler Well-Known Member

    NW Ohio
    Cant say I've ever used a patch method, suppose I may give it a shot. I've stitched a few up but hate doing it but also hate not adding a touch of caulk or having caulk come out
  7. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

    Watch this Brian Hendricks video on patching a fox skin. Exactly the same but be a little gentler. Used dryer sheets and or gloves. Manipulate the skin until the hole closes up before patching... Fox Patching <<---- click this or watch below

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