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Discussion in 'Beginners' started by newguy, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. newguy

    newguy New Member

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    I have Bill Adkins taxidermy dvd. it shows him mounting a deer head after fleshing, he doesn't mention anything about tanning first. will this work or not? He washes the hide in lysol and dish washing liquid, dries it then mounts.
     
  2. countryboy36

    countryboy36 New Member

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    i would say he used dry preserve after he did the washing of the cape and yes this way it would work but ya just cant put a plain cape on the form it will rot
     

  3. shawnee

    shawnee New Member

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    Yes he uses dry preserve... I have the same dvd....
     
  4. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    There is more then one way to skin a cat, and even more ways to mount a deer. You need to see other videos, lots of other videos so you are not locked down to one way of putting a deer together. One video is one persons opinion on how to do it. Buy a few others and watch them, then sell them. However, yes, you should tan or use DP at the very least on everything. There are some very good videos/DVD's out there on mounting, and there are some poor ones. Take something out of each video and make your own process. Watching only one video to learn with is like taking a one tined fork to a picnic.
     
  5. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Actually country boy, you CAN just mount it. Didn't say you should, but you certainly CAN mount it with no treatment.

    Remember Glens commentary about the thickness of the epidermal layer? Well, if the hide is clean and the flesh removed, there's really not much there to spoil or rot the hide. Rawhide actually IS raw hide and before the early Indians learned about using ashes (lye) to make the hair fall out, the skin was simply scraped (shaved) of hair. After all, a road kill often becomes a sail cat after the flesh has been mooshed away by tires and the skin dries.
     
  6. bradc

    bradc New Member

    please dont try george indian method, he is joking, this might have worked then but we have evolved a bit find yourself a good tannery
     
  7. pyeager1

    pyeager1 Active Member

    George you should have really explained the term "sail" cat? A lot of younger generations may not have had the experience of picking up a "sail" cat or rabbit and sailing it out across a field like a Frisbee! LOL
     
  8. newguy

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    thanks for the reply guys. when you say dp are talking about borax?
     
  9. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    No, newguy, we're talking Dry Preservative. Big difference. DP may have some borax in it, but borax doesn't have all that DP has in it.
     
  10. countryboy36

    countryboy36 New Member

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    well i guess ya could gorge but your right i would not want to either.
     
  11. newguy

    newguy New Member

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    thanks for the help guys
     
  12. New guy stay thick skinned. Some of us are going to bark at you. Keep reading the forum and don't be afraid to ask questions (stupid or not). We all started out dumb as doornails. A few of us had to figure it out on our own because of the times. Times have changed for the better. When I was younger I was dying to talk to another taxidermist. Nobody talked then. Enjoy this forum, it is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Good luck. Frank.
     
  13. booboo

    booboo New Member

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    NOT A REPLY BUT, A QUESTION CAN DRY PRESERVATIVE TAKE THE PLACE OF PICKLING?
     
  14. jerrystaxidermyhunter

    jerrystaxidermyhunter get stuffed at jerrys

    no it can not
     
  15. booboo

    booboo New Member

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    IF YOU DON'T MIND, WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU ONLY USE DRY PRESERVATIVE AFTER FLESHING?
     
  16. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Booboo, that's the actual idea behind Dry Preservative. You ONLY put dry preservative on a hide after it's been fleshed (and washed, of course) and then you mount in. Nothing esle, just DP.
     
  17. booboo

    booboo New Member

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    THANK YOU, GEORGE I'VE DONE 3 SHOULDER MOUNTS THAT WAY AND, I WAS THINKING I HAD MADE A HORRIBLE ERROR.