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Discussion in 'The Taxidermy Industry' started by George, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Yesterday I got a request for help in finding an OLD post of mine from years back on how to make a small fixture for caping a deer in one-man shops. I spent a few hours looking in vain when I accidentally found ai link to it in another post. When I clicked that link it came up "can't be found with a logo of "Vertical Scope".
    I contacted Ken and he told me the rest of the story: this creep had hacked into the site and had managed to contaminate 3500 separate posts. When Ken could only fix 20 posts at a time, he enlisted help from Vertical Scope and with that volume, you know what the easiest solution was.
    For those of you who found this tool as invaluable as I did, I'm sorry but the directions and pictures are irretrievably lost. When I sold my business, I sold EVERYTHING. Over the last couple years, all my taxidermy references and pictures have been deleted. I'm sorry but thats how destructive hackers can be and the problems they create.
     
  2. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    With all due respect to the loss of your post as it was one of the first post they attacked , when it first started a bunch of us were contacting mods with no response. If they were on here a little more or if they had more mods this kinda thing would have been shut down faster without the loss of such great post . JMO
     
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  3. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    I do have to kind of agree with that. I reported this jerk and his posts right off from the start. At the time, there were only 6 posts and I reported all/most of them and the user. This went on for days before it was looked into apparently. Ken is a busy guy and can't do everything all the time. Vaden used to be moderator. Don't know what happened with that. Without someone to do a check daily of what is going on and look at site info it will probably happen again.
     
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  4. joeym

    joeym Jeannette & Joey @ Dunn's Falls

    So sad for so much valuable information to be lost. I was early in the game on making a complaint in "Forum Operations". The hacking issue will only get worse with time. I wish there was a way we could track a hackers physical address, kill his internet and crash his computer(s)!
     
  5. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    George. I managed to recover your post. It is below. Maybe you can repost it? You might be able to just copy everything and paste it as a new post. If the pictures do not copy then you will have to save them individually and repost them like before. I can't get at larger versions of the images. Though you might still have them or be able to get at them on Photobucket.

    Deer Head Skinning Fixture for one-man shops (Usage pictures added)

    I had posted this some time back as a novelty under "do you know what this is". Many times in one-man shops, caping out a large deer can be a bothersome task if an antler is broken or assymetrical. It's even tougher to hold the head and saw the antlers off. To assist me, I built the following fixture. I used a 12 inch round plaque, 4 pieces of 1x2 firring strips and a 4 foot piece of 3/4 inch dowel rod. I used drywall screws to secure them to the plaque.

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    First I cut 4 pieces of firring strips (strips are precisely 3/4 x 1 1/2 inch) in 8 3/4 inch lengths. I cut them at a 5 degree angle on a miter box. On one end, I took a rattail file and rasped a concave groove in one end of each strip.

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    I centered all four on the bottom of the panel so that they formed a 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inch square at the bottom. I marked them and predrilled holes in the panel and connected them with drywall screws. Then I cut 4 dowels so that the INSIDE measurement would be 5 3/4 inchs. These were cut with 45 degree miter cuts on the end and screwed them into a square. I set them atop the firring strips and drilled hole in the center of each dowel so that the firring strips would support the sides of the "square" it formed. Then I cut 4 pieces that were 2 1/2 inches on the OUTSIDE of the dowel cut at 45 degrees. I used the rattail file to groove both ends so they'd "round out the corners" and fit over the dowels in the "square". I cut and sanded the outside corners of the square because a rounded dowel cut at a 45 will gnaw you up pretty good if you don't. That left me with an octagonal fixture to hold the head and allowed the muzzle to fit down inside the cone it created. It fits the face and gravity locks it down so that you don't risk rubbing hair off. Too loose - the head wobbles. A cylindrical fixture will simply make contact in a narrow ring around the face and risk cutting hair. This allows me to fold the hide back and remove excess neck meat and cut off the neck at the Atlas. It also holds the head so that I can take my bone saw and cut the skullcap precisely like I want it. I just have to take care in not cutting too far down and into the dowels. On smaller deer, I simply set a wad of paper down at the cone tip to raise the head up where I can work on it. I may have $10 in the fixture, but most of that is in the round panel. You COULD use something else, obviously, but it has to be wide enough to keep it from tipping over. I simply can't skin out a deer head anymore without it.

    .....Later on in the post you added .........

    Here are pictures of the fixture in use in my shop today. The first picture is of an uncaped hide just brought in. That much neck meat is ideal for taking measurements, but afterwards, I like to remove it at the Atlas before I start my "Y" incisions. The first picture shows how the muzzle of the head fits into the fixture and the second one shows how I use the fixture top as a work table to remove the meat.

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    After caping the head out, I use it to hold the head while I cut the antlers free. I still use a handsaw as FOR ME it gives me better control than my SawzAll. As you see, I can cut down through the back of the skull to the center of the eye orbit without hacking up my fixture.

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    And finally, I use the fixture top as a table again as I lop of the cap. No sliding around and very little mess.

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  6. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Sea wolf saves the day!
     
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  7. Richard C

    Richard C Well-Known Member

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    Sea Wolf,Your the best on this computer stuff !
     
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  8. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    If anyone else has lost a post, I might be able to recover it. No guarantee especially as time passes. Just let me know but I need to at least know what the original title was and maybe some of the content. It is also possible that Ken may have (hopefully) a backup stored from just before when this jerk attacked. Restoration of the site could also be done from there.
     
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  9. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Seawolf, I can't thank you enough. Great job.
     
  10. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    The internet is mine to command bwahahahaha .....
    No not really .. but even deleted things live for a while in limbo and you can get at it if you are fast enough. Google, especially, likes to hang on to dead stuff for a while. I'm good with dead things. :)
     
  11. ARUsher

    ARUsher Active Member

    I started reading this thread and was going to reply that I had George's original post printed out somewhere and may be able to scan and attach it somehow. But then I saw that Sea Wolf saved the day. Great job Sea Wolf!
     
  12. livbucks

    livbucks Well-Known Member

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    How the Hell did he do that? I bow to the master!
     
  13. jake7719

    jake7719 Well-Known Member

    I used something like this device, it was built from a 5gal bucket. I cut a hole in the lid to fit the head and the edge covered in black foam insulation for pipes. The bucket was filled with salt for weight and collect blood, rubber feet on the bottom to bucket to keep it from sliding around. G had to use wood because plastic was not invented when he got into Taxidermy.
    TIP : a bowling ball in that bucket is great for a fleshing "beam"
     
  14. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    I have an old copy of FFG with an article by G Roof on making a pvc fleshing beam