I am now done with three of the four donated turkeys I took in last year. One standing, two strutting. The last will also be strutting. 1) Pressure washer fleshing is awesome. I got one of those Ridgid Flip Top portable work supports. It is light, easy to clean and folds flat for storage. And it can be raised up enough to save me from back strain. I attached a 1.25 PVC pipe section vertically with a clamp and use that for the neck. 2) You can get nice clean feathers without gas. Dawn is a wonderful thing and you can't rinse enough. 3) 10 Gauge wire is just not gonna work for wings for me. I just can't bend it (tiny chic hands). I use my vise and pliers to bend 6 gauge leg wire, but have had to drop down to 12 gauge for wings. So far so good. I make sure I have pins in the necessary places to add support. 4) I have tried four different forms. For ME, because what I am mounting seems small, the C Morris forms with drumsticks seem to work best. With more experience I could probably drop back to the ones without the drumsticks but for now they help with leg position. I really like the Bad Boy bodies, but even the extra small is just too big for what I am trying to mount. I plan to revisit the Bad Boys once I start taking in some larger specimens. Of the four I tried these are the two types I liked best. 5) It is possible to break it down into steps to allow for shorter available time to work. 6) Just because it looks rough the first day doesn't mean it won't get better with some grooming and patience. This is when the form being to large becomes an issue. They end up looking like they slept in their feathers! I find that I struggle most with the area right below the head. It just looks rough with lots of down showing. All the rest of the feather areas end up fine with patience and grooming. 7) I found that watching lots of different videos and picking and choosing techniques from each helped me create a process that seems to be working for me. 7) I LOVE mounting turkeys! Every step......so far what I like best is painting the freeze dried heads, tail prep, and grooming feathers. 13 months until retirement and then I can devote MUCH more time to getting this off the ground! My advice to any other beginner is give a turkey a try! I was so intimidated and have found a new passion.