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Deer Ear Rebuilding For Mounting

Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by 13 point, Jun 14, 2020.

  1. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    CD429246-2A39-48D6-BBE3-8BECAABC75E2.jpeg 35E5AB8B-7298-4E29-B6B3-47F64C482530.jpeg A49216D6-5CF7-4DD8-8AC7-AC9CE79B0BFB.jpeg 5A3EFEFC-73DC-471F-A1E3-ECB637EB6F5A.jpeg 7525E15A-0AE8-41C0-8383-8AE5D288CEA1.jpeg 5A326CBD-7DBE-47DF-A299-37AA73B0164A.jpeg 6AB0B001-A3B3-4BB8-A834-15137DBB86D1.jpeg So I thought I’d show the beginners how I repair/rebuild a destroyed deer ear . The ear was split and infected when it came in , I turned it as norm and tanned the cape , now to fix this thing . I use ear liners so I pulled the cartilage as norm and then cleaned it all up , getting dead edges and such off
     
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  2. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    8EC406B3-F255-4924-B0CF-BBA6E9D78D9F.jpeg 8A51FABE-8EE5-42F3-BBCF-14BE386C20D1.jpeg 7F444CBA-FF24-46B8-87C2-C65316C8348E.jpeg E2F9F64E-AB35-45B9-94D9-7D55AF63449A.jpeg 2E380AFC-CE19-4404-B766-DFFEB31EEB51.jpeg 36D07AF6-1CB4-4B4C-9EDF-3455F4BBB034.jpeg D5EA9C53-70B4-446D-BCC2-A71FDFC2380C.jpeg C9313DBA-B645-4AFD-898C-18B93B30105D.jpeg 91F60B66-8E03-4E0F-952A-302389CCF8EF.jpeg 0CB2BC3E-4039-42B5-8D04-DC7150617053.jpeg I then soak the ears in Lacquer thinner to get oil residue off , as it’s soaking I take the cartilage I pulled off and split it and pull the opposite liner off to use to glue seams together , I then blow dry the ear and get busy putting it back together. I sew edges and glue visible spots . I use the ear cartilage skin because it’s thin and it’s tanned and already part of the ear . I pull the big split together with a couple stitches but just at the top edge , then glue the seams
     
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  3. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    ABACC4EE-0206-4A71-8581-55CB68DEC788.jpeg B3BCB75F-524B-432C-A098-6AF1A71DD1B0.jpeg 5B7CC825-530A-4CC3-B642-655F42922945.jpeg D0A21674-618B-411A-88CC-9FCBE80D92D8.jpeg 427962CD-5F5B-4A24-8603-E4F6EA8A9BD2.jpeg 1792FE36-E6AB-4A7B-9507-4790131002C8.jpeg FA3AFF1B-89A2-4774-B97E-2CC47B739CF0.jpeg 674ACA9C-472A-49AE-BB27-8343B8D0E2C0.jpeg I start by pushing the seams together and using the little pcs of cartilage skin I put crazy glue gel on seam area and lay a small pcs on top and push it down till it sets up , i do a little section at a time .
     
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  4. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    25FDA828-8EEF-462C-BE16-0EF6147F0FCF.jpeg 3B31C82D-AC84-40D0-B074-354F4229004E.jpeg 4BEE6553-97C1-4037-BC31-66A902EDFAB8.jpeg A462D30C-9170-4BA5-A7D8-51D3F449FCF2.jpeg 86FB6484-494C-4B17-937F-B6C858864F52.jpeg 54252717-3849-4BE4-9AA5-6C7DB1EA01CA.jpeg This deer had medium size ears so on the good ear I left it that size but on the repaired side I cut the liner down to give it a little room ,i then use a stout ruffer to grove the earliner so the glue holds better , I don’t set ears the same so you will never know . Then I re invert the ear and glue the liner in , and groom ear . All done , and you would never know it was like it was . Hope this helps you begginers . I’ll post pic of deer mount later
     
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  5. Chippers

    Chippers Member

    Very helpful, thank you for sharing!
     
  6. Fallenscale

    Fallenscale Well-Known Member

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    Excellent tutorial what this site is here for. Sharing and educating.Thank you for sharing
     
  7. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    NAILED IT! Beautiful tutorial.
     
  8. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    90922446-F3D6-4E14-AD86-8BD14CA773A9.jpeg EB023DE0-EFE6-46F2-BD6A-570576DE08EA.jpeg Here is the freshly mounted deer/ears
    Still have to adjust things like that eye lol , just wanted to show that ear
     
  9. BowDeadly

    BowDeadly "LIFE IS GREAT" It's better with a bow

    NAILED IT !
     
  10. Museum Man

    Museum Man Well-Known Member

    great repair. Everyone will deal with one just like that eventually. Your pictorial will surly help. thanks
     
  11. bwb901

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    Impressive. Thanks for posting
     
  12. Great work. Thank you for taking the time to share this!
     
  13. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    I’m glad to help , I hope you guys can use this technique one day if you have this kinda thing come in your shop . Feel free to pm me if you don’t understand or need more clarification, Goodluck
     
  14. 1stturkey

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    Never would have thought to use cartilage itself for patching. What a great idea!

    Thank you!!
     
  15. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Your welcome, your really not using the cartilage your using the skin on the back side of it , it can be hard to get off sometimes but not always . That skin is what your going to use .
     
  16. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    60F49373-4ED6-498B-A743-211A40449C3D.jpeg B0E77B36-1CE8-459D-A301-ECA99291C7EB.jpeg 3E9D0D87-1806-49E7-A622-BD9B63C534D7.jpeg Here’s pics of the finished repaired ear /mount ready for pk up