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Help With Minor Alteration - Elevating Whitetail Semi Sneak To Have Head Up

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Bucksmith41284, May 21, 2019.

  1. Bucksmith41284

    Bucksmith41284 New Member

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    Can anyone provide some guidance on how to make a wedge cut to elevate the head on a 6900 semi sneak? Id like to use the 6900 semi sneak form but simply elevate his head into a flehming pose with the head elevated approx 3-4". im pretty sure a wedge cut is what will be used but would like to see where exactly you are making the cut. Im guessing the narrow end of the wedge would be in the throat area and the wide end in the back of the neck... then once cut flip the wedge ? any help or guidance on this process would be greatly appreciated.

    this isnt the right form but are the lines pretty close to what you would cut?


    thanks,
    Chris
     

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  2. BO-N-ARO

    BO-N-ARO Hunt hard but hunt safe!

    You need to pivot the head from the back of the skull at the atlas. the lines on your pic would look more like a "X" vs the "V". I would also recommend to get the nose that high, to move down the neck 8 inches or so and wedge it to provide a more gradual curve. The right turn/curve of the form will require a compound rotation up and right.
    Have some fun and good luck.
     

  3. Crittrstuffr

    Crittrstuffr Member

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    I would remove the head and install a wire down the neck at the spinal cord area so to speak. Then you can rotate the head up, back and set the angle as you like then used two part foam to fill it in and sand the detail back in as needed. JMO
     
  4. rbear

    rbear Well-Known Member

    deer neck cut.png What crittrstuffr said is the correct way. The head will rotate and tip at the head neck juncture. Draw a line on the side of the neck where the spine would be then the cut would be more like BO-N-ARO said. Actually a Y would work best. The spine would cross the Y in the middle with the open end at the back. Then you would need to fill in the front with two part.
     
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  5. Bucksmith41284

    Bucksmith41284 New Member

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    Thanks everyone. Appreciate the help!