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Wire Wheel

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by SolarDeer, Sep 26, 2022.

  1. SolarDeer

    SolarDeer New Member

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    Hello I'm looking to get started in actually taxidermy and have salted several skins at this point.

    One thing that's been an issue is no matter what I try these birds always have fat on them, they are corn/grain fed pheasants from the UK so as expected there can be half an inch of fat in places.

    I was recomended against getting a wire wheel but isn't a wirewheel all about tuning and learning how it works? I could quite easily flesh and defat 30-40 skins before attempting a skin to mount.

    Not to mention it isn't exclusive to pheasants there's many things on our property I could see it coming in useful for, we have a decent amount of mallards.
     
  2. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    If you are going to mount birds, you need a wheel. You will need a soft brush for your pheasants until you get some wheeling experience. A slightly coarse brush is required for differing fowl. I’d suggest purchasing a wheel from one of the taxidermy suppliers.
     

  3. SolarDeer

    SolarDeer New Member

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    Yes I felt like its something I would need for sure, Not to mention its a versatile bit of kit too on smaller mammals.

    I was just a bit bewildered with the one user recommending against it, Sure the first few might be torn to pieces but Its all about learning and tuning the machine.

    And I have unlimited skins to try Unlike the USA where large quantities might be a bit harder to come across.

    And Its not like I need to go out and spend £400-500 Importing the fleshing machines from the US either, All things considered it seems like half decent ones can be made for about a £100.