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Antler Repair

Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by Jim B, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. boarhunter67

    boarhunter67 Well-Known Member

    Just out of curiosity, what do you charge the customer for repairs of that magnitude?
  2. Jim B

    Jim B Active Member

    Read my reply above.I price antler repairs strictly by the hour.That's the same rate that I use to figure mounting lifesize or deerheads.Too many people are concerned what others charge and each individual should be basing his price SOLEY on his own costs and circumstances.I can't emphasize this enough.The project above was done for another taxidermist and his customer hasn't been billed yet so I'm not going to publish here what he is paying me.It was worth doing and if it weren't,I just couldn't have done it.Like I said,many customers couldn't or wouldn't pay enough to justify doing such a project.You have to let them walk.There's too much work out there.Sorry to not answer your question directly but hope this at least makes sense.

  3. Thank's for posting the pictures are definitely worth a thousand words but I can only think of one outstanding
  4. Thanks for the great post. Many great tips on antler repair. It is an unbelievably good repair. Great work.
  5. Manny

    Manny New Member

    GREAT WORK !!!

    Thanks for sharing
  6. RoyalOaksRanch

    RoyalOaksRanch Royal Oaks Taxidermy- When Quality Counts...

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us all :) I myself have an antler in to repair, it was shot in the antler bur and literally blew the antler off. I am going to use your technique. The antler Looks great and you sure cant tell it was every broken LOL
  7. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Active Member

    Looks like I might learn something from this thread. Thanks.

    How much do you charge for a repair like this?
  8. Jim B

    Jim B Active Member

    Now thats funny right there.I don' care who you are!
  9. JohnSWA

    JohnSWA New Member

    That was an awesome tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing your talent!
  10. Chasha

    Chasha New Member

    Again, Thanks for sharing - the pictures were GREAT. Makes me feel a little better about tackling a repair myself.
  11. 2/S Taxidermy

    2/S Taxidermy New Member

    WOW, this was a real learning experience awesome job
  12. RF

    RF Member

    Truly amazing, thanks for sharing.
  13. Matt

    Matt Active Member

    Very nice Jim, I wouldn't expect anything different from a talented artist. Thank you for taking the time to share.
  14. just got a mule deer in that had his horn shot off almost exactly.
  15. aboutpostal

    aboutpostal Member

    Very interesting, gonna have to try this on one of my own.
  16. X-ceptional work there!