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Just Wondering

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by drob, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. drob

    drob Active Member

    My shop is in the basement of my home,its about 40x20 or 800 ft. total.I do my own tanning,so I have a spot set aside for that and a space where I usually do my mounting and finishing.I usually do all my tanning first and then I start mounting.This year because of the work load I am doing everything at once!My showroom takes up about half my shop and I,m finding that between tanning,mounting,finishing,etc.the shop is a mess all the time and hard to work in.I was just wondering how many are lucky enough to have a seperate area for all the tasks?
     
  2. WLELTD

    WLELTD Active Member

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    taxidermy is a messy job but you have to keep up whit the cleaning also, nothing worse than a messy shop, and there are a lot
     
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  3. Everyday after work i sweep and tidy up the shop, i find it easier to keep everything organized and clean
     
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  4. livbucks

    livbucks Well-Known Member

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    I know in any kind of work environment it helps to have a place to put or hang every tool at the station where its performed. And throwing it in a pile on a work bench isnt a good idea. Taking 10 minutes every day to clean up makes the next workday more productive.
     
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  5. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    You would need a tetanus shot before entering my skinning room these days. I'm ready for deer season to end pronto...after dealing with over 350 customers in the last 4 months, I'm about bonkers.
     
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  6. pir^2h

    pir^2h Retrievers give you the bird

    I clean up the area after every mount. That way it is relatively clean all the time. But then again, I only do for myself so there isn't that much to do but if you do clean up after every mount there will be less to do at the end of the day (or night, whichever).
     
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  7. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    I always did all my tanning first and after done I mounted everything. I had a lot of drying space. About the time I was done mounting, mounts done first were ready for finishing. Skull mounts were done before tanning to get rid of them. Antler mounts were done to break things up.
     
  8. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    I built out buildings to add space. One was for fleshing and salting, one for tanning, one for freezers and one for skull work. I have a 26X 36 shop that I built rooms for specific purposes like a bird room, mammal room, show room and main work area that also has a wood shop in it.