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Building A 4 Head Taxidermy Stand

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Dwb5, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. Dwb5

    Dwb5 Active Member

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    So I'm wanting to build a 4 head stand. I was wondering if anyone one had some ideas for me? What do you like about your or dont like?The must haves and do not does. Looking forward to seeing your ideas!
     
  2. qltycapes

    qltycapes Active Member

    The only drawback is your now doing 4 times the work!
     

  3. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    I have two mounting stands as you can only mount so many at a time , now when it comes to finish work that’s a different story. I’m going to make a spoke wheel kinda thing that will fit in my one mounting stand where I just slide the wheel into the the stand pipe, it will have 8 flat screw plates on outside of wheel , this way I can screw 8 heads on it sit in one place and spin it , bringing each head to me and my materials. So if I mix flesh apoxy or paint I will do that same thing to each head spinning them till that’s all done to each , then do brown to each head kinda thing and lastly clean the eyes and take that head off putting one in its place if needed . So I’m basically sitting in one spot finishing 8 to 16 heads .
     
  4. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    I wish I had the room to make something like that. I finish 2 at a time, and it takes all day to do 8-10 mounts.
     
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  5. 15pt

    15pt Well-Known Member

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    Matuska actually has one for $340. Look at it.
     
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  6. How did you train that gator to smile for the camera?
     
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  7. GP1419

    GP1419 Member

    I have 5 single stands, the only thing that I would question for me is when I pull my hide on I stand behind the form with a stout ruffer and adjust, and when I sew I stand to the rear or side of the form, if there were 3 heads extra coming off of each side and back it seems like they would be in the way of me mounting the way I do, but I like the idea just would not work for me, JMO.
     
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  8. GP1419

    GP1419 Member

    I like your idea 13 pt of the finish work, I do all my own building of racks so I may see what I can fab up, if you build one post a pic for ideas, thanks
     
  9. 13 point

    13 point Well-Known Member

    Here is my rough drawing, I had one years ago , and sold it . Use whatever size pipe you think appropriate, I think 1” sprinkler pipe would be perfect 3328CC7E-BAB8-448C-AC3A-3EB558F15174.jpeg EB0D4E4E-246F-41C5-88B5-2DAFED0E8BD2.jpeg
     
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  10. Dwb5

    Dwb5 Active Member

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    I like that idea 13point you could really get alot of finish work done that way. I may go with something like that. I have 2 stands already I would just need to make that one.
    GP1419 I wonder the same thing on having 4 heads on at the same time. I figure sewing would be more aggravating because all the other deer. Buy I saw the 4 head in one of the books (Maybe McKenzie ) and thought it might be good since I have limited space in the shop.
     
  11. WLELTD

    WLELTD Active Member

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    everything is always in the way, have one and it's not being used
     
  12. tem

    tem Well-Known Member

    I saw one ware a guy took a 4x4 and bult a bace for it with casters. he could put 4 deer on it and spin it around as he worked. you could even do a 6x6.
     
  13. livbucks

    livbucks Well-Known Member

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    For finishing it would be good but I cant imagine dealing with that for mounting.
     
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  14. Keith

    Keith Well-Known Member

    Agreed. I need to move all around the mounting stand as I'm working on a shoulder mount.
     
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  15. tem

    tem Well-Known Member

    it was for finishing work. he would put 4 on it & paint them. put them on the wall and do again. my shop ant big enough to do that.