This Category contains member-submitted tutorials showing step-by-step procedures for taxidermy and the related arts. These tutorials were originally submitted in the taxidermy discussion categories, where they soon became hard to find amidst the thousands of questions and discussions. They have been moved to this category in order to arrange them in an easy-to-navigate section where educational subjects can be quickly accessed. If you notice a topic in another category that you think would be a good addition to the Tutorial category, please feel free to nominate it for the Tutorial Category by clicking on the "Report to Moderator" link in the lower right corner of the post and adding "Nomination for Tutorial Category" in the comments section. If you wish to create a new tutorial, feel free to submit it here. 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General Taxidermy, Shop and Tools Making Your Own Hide Paste by Michael Schlabach Killing Ticks on a Cape by Jean Lavalee Making Your Own Brass Modeling Tools by Glen Conley Use of Mini-Flesher - Video Series by David Marqua Mini-Flesher Operation for Beginners by Todd Adams Make Your Own Photo Studio Backdrop by Bobbi Meyer Insulating a Box for Shipping Frozen Hides by Dennis D My Deer Ear Turning Tool by Jon Becker Removing a Bobcat From a Refrigerator That Went Out by Michael Schlabach Let's See Everyone's Salt Tables by Bobbi Meyer The Upholsterer's or Invisible Stitch by John Belucci Making a Compact Blower by TropheTracker Deer Taxidermy Deer Skinning -- Skinning Deer Hooves for Gunracks by Bob Nielsen Deer Skinning -- Splitting the Lips, Nose and Eyes by Glen Conley Deer V Incision and Antler Removal by Mike Bunker Altering a Straight Gamehead Form to a Turn by Jim Brandenburg Deer Mannikin Preparation for Beginners by Bobbi Meyer Altering a Shoulder Form to a Wall Pedestal by Michael Shipman Video Tutorial: Fleshing Deer for Beginners by Steve Hall (on Helping Hand Hangers site) Bondo Ears by EddieB Whitetail Deer Earliner Usage for Beginners by Nina Lukaszewicz Mounting a Saskatchewan Whitetail by Amy Ritchie-Carter Beginners Whitetail Shoulder Mounts (Part Two: Tweaking) by Bobbi Meyer Deer Taxidermy - Basic Sculpting Eyelids from Clay by George Roof Deer Taxidermy - Bondo Ears for Beginners by Steve Hall Whitetail Deer Eye Setting and Eyelid Sculpting by Andrew Magninat Video Tutorial: Sculpting Whitetail Deer Eyelids from Clay by Rick Carter (on YouTube site) Deer Eye Ring Sculpting in Epoxy by Ron Anderson How Much Hide Paste and Why by Michael Schlabach Finishing Whitetail Shoulder Mounts for Beginners by Bobbi Meyer Finishing Whitetail Eye with Oil Paints by Eddie B Finishing a Deer Nose by by Paul Borkowski Gamehead Taxidermy Mounting an African Kudu by John Griffith Reattaching a Elk Mannikin Cut in Half for Shipping by Michael Schlabach Altering a Straight Gamehead Form to a Turn by Jim Brandenburg Altering a Shoulder Form to a Wall Pedestal by Michael Shipman Using Real Javelina or Boar Teeth with a Mount by Michael Schlabach My Prongorn Clay Work by Ron Anderson Detatchable Antlers on a shoulder mount Moose by Dave McClannahan (Lone Wolf AK) Antlers and Horns Broken Antler Main Beam Repair by Harley Craig How to Build an Antler Lamp by Harley Craig Repairing Deer Antlers by Jim Brandenburg Antler Broken Tine Repair and Staining by Darrell Hall New Twist on Antler Repair by Boxie Kallina Removing a Broken Core from Inside a Cow Horn by Michael Schlabach Removing Horns from Pronghorn Antelope by Michael Schlabach Mounting Shed Elk Antlers by Jay Parke Mounting Shed Elk Antlers on a Plaque by Dakota Hills Mounting Shed Caribou Antlers by Hoytman Detachable Antlers by John Griffith Longhorn Skull Mount A to Z by Michael Schlabach Staining with Potassium Permanganate by Bobby Morris Antler Staining with Potassium Permanganate by IDForkHorn Busted! Antler and Horn Repair by Jim Brandenburg Tine Repair - My Quick Painting Method by Cole Cruickshank Lifesize Mammal Taxidermy Dorsal skinning a lifesize Bobcat and Beaver by Michael Schlabach Skinning a Skunk by Richard A. Smart Snarling Coyote Alterations by [name withheld] Making a Small Mammal Head for a Wrapped or Carved Body by Jim Brandenburg Making Squirrel Bodies Adjustable To Any Poses by Paul T Mounting a Tube-Skinned Small Mammal by George Roof My Method of Mounting Small Mammals by Anna Dominguez Slipped Ear Repair on a Fox in 30 Minutes by Harley Craig Beginner Mammal Tutorials by Terry Davis Tanning Small Mammals with Krowtann or LutanF by OldTerryR Making a Habitat Rock by OldTerryR Wrapping a Mammal for Mounting by OldTerryR Making a Wall Habitat by OldTerryR Carcass Casting Small Mammals by OldTerryR Modifying a Bobcat Mannikin by OldTerryR Tear Duct on Deer by OldTerryR Rebuilding Large Mammal Foot Pads by OldTerryR Turning Small Mammal Ears by OldTerryR Skinning Mammal Toes by OldTerryR Wolf Habitat (Rock Base) by OldTerryR Basic Length Modification of a Form by OldTerryR Shoulder Mount Coyote by OldTerryR Floor/mantle Bobcat Habitat by OldTerryR Installing a Jawset in a Closed Mouth Form by OldTerryR Wall/Mountain Fox Habitat by OldTerryR Setting Deer Eyes by OldTerryR Slots for Case Skinned Sitting Mammals by OldTerryR Tanning With Krowtann Using Bench Grinder by OldTerryR Bird Taxidermy How to Carve a Bird Body out of Cheap Foam by Gabe R. aka Lizardfeathers Bird Washing 101, the No Solvent Method by Nancy Crocker Removing, Injecting and Installing Waterfowl Feet by Matt Smith Wrapped Body Tutorial - Ringneck Pheasant by Mark Wicker Carding a Flying Goose by Aaron How to Close Waterfowl Heads without Sewing by LJ Commercial Mannikins Thigh Modifications by Ron Anderson Molding and Casting Artificial Bird Heads by Jeremy Keene Repairing Trauma to Bird's Neck by Fudgy Wood Duck Eyelid Photo Tutorial by Mike Vernelson Tail Removal 101 by Mark11 Hot Glue, Bird Hip Attachment Tutorial by NDNHunter Tips, Tricks and Tactics for Pin-Feathered Birds by Matthew Smith (KMA) "WingTips" - Bird Taxidermy Tips by Wingman (Eugene Streekstra) WingTips #1: Making an Automated Rinser by Wingman WingTips #2: Excelsior Wrapped Necks by Wingman WingTips #3: Removing Marrow by Wingman WingTips #4: Formeldehyde Injection by Wingman WingTips #5: Grouse Airsacs by Wingman WingTips #6: Reproduction Eyecombs by Wingman WingTips #7: Presoaking Birds by Wingman WingTips #8: Broken Bone Repair by Wingman WingTips #9: Support Wire Concealment by Wingman WingTips #10: Degreasing Wheel Cleanup by Wingman WingTips #11: Flying Support Wire by Wingman WingTips #12: Artificial Head Attachment by Wingman WingTips #13: Detached Tails by Wingman WingTips #14: Hip Attachment by Wingman WingTips #15: Take time ... by Wingman WingTips #16: Wing Carding by Wingman WingTips #17: Damaged Skull "Quick Fix" by Wingman WingTips #18: Artificial and Real Skull Attachment by Wingman WingTips #19: Cheeks by Wingman WingTips #20: Packing Birds for Shipping by Wingman WingTips #21: "Over the Shoulder" Skinning by Wingman WingTips #22: "Wrapping" Birds by Wingman WingTips #23: Lamellae "Transfer" by Wingman WingTips #24: Feather "Curling" by Wingman WingTips #25: Sidepocket/Belly Anatomy by Wingman WingTips #27: Straightening Pheasant Tails by Wingman WingTips #28: Long Term Freezing/Storing Birds by Wingman WingTips #29: Battling "Burnout" by Wingman WingTips #30: Artificial Head "Bib" by Wingman WingTips #31: Real Head Artificial "Method" by Wingman WingTips #32: Artificial Head "Prep" by Wingman WingTips #33: Double Wing Wire by Wingman WingTips #34: Broken Leg Bone Repair by Wingman WingTips #35: Real Bill, Artificial Head by Wingman WingTips #36: Wrapped Body/Foam Body Surface Prep by Wingman WingTips #37: Skinning Wings: Another Method by Wingman WingTips #38: Potato Starch "Drying" by Wingman WingTips #39: Wheeling Residue Fix by Wingman WingTips #40: Gassing and Drying Bird Skins by Wingman WingTips #41: Detachable Peacock Train/Tail by Wingman WingTips #42: Sidepocket "Armpit" Skinning by Wingman WingTips #43: Skinning for Artificial Head Useby Wingman WingTips #44: Iron/Rust Removal by Wingman Fish Taxidermy Mounting a Largemouth Bass by Rick Krane Mounting a Largemouth Bass with pictures and lots of them! by Kenneth Newton Molding a Catfish Step-by-Step by Aaron Stehling Mounting a Brown Trout with a Cast Head and Carved Body by Rick Krane Casting your Own Foam Body Instead of Carving by Jim Tucker Mounting and Painting a Brown Trout by Rick Krane Finishing and Painting an Alaskan Steelhead Reproduction by Rick Krane Painting a Grayling Dorsal Fin using Window Color for Masking by Oliver Fúckert Video Tutorial: Molding and Casting a Fish by Layne Luna Mounting and Painting a Black Crappie by Rick Krane Pumpkinseed Sunfish Painting Tutorial by Joshua Knuth Making an Adjustable Template for Carving Fish Forms by Joshua Knuth Striped Bass Reproduction Paint Schedule by Rick Krane Easy Painting a General Use Fish Eye by John Bloch Painting an Atlantic Salmon Spawning Phase by Ole Shanke Making Custom Eyes out of Clear Acrylic by Joshua Knuth Painting a 20 lb. Rainbow using Liquid Scales by Jeff Lumsden My Method of Mounting Blue Crabs w/ Paint Schedule by George Roof Casting Fish from a Rubber Master by Lowell Shapley Major Fish Repair Northern Pike Artificial Head and Fins by Bryce Bellomo (Gameovertaxidermy) Gyotaku (Fish Prints on Rice Paper) by David P Tanning and Skin Preparation Mammal Tanning Step-by-Step with McKenzie Tan by Ken Edwards Small Mammal Tanning Step-by-Step with Rittel's E-Z Tan by Amy Richey Tanning With Krowtann Using Bench Grinder by OldTerryR JRTS Thoughts by DSalters Pictures of Deer Skin Before and After Fleshing by Nina Lukaszewicz Proper Hide Prep Work and Terminology by George Roof Skulls and Skeletons Removing Eyes for Skull Preparation by Joey Murphey Attaching a Skull Mount to a Panel by Michael Schlabach Small Maceration Step-by-Step by Wolfwoman Small Mammal Skull Cleaning Step-by-Step by SilverSkin GameWorks Repairing a Bear Skull with a Missing Zygomatic Arch by Jim Brandenburg The 5 Hour European Mount Tutorial by Michael Schlabach Completing a European Skull Start to Finish by DeadEyeDave2008 Molding and Casting Making a Simple Rock Mold with Silicone Caulk by Joshua Knuth Molding and Casting Artificial Bird Heads by Jeremy Keene Habitat and Exhibit Making a Simple Dirt Base by Pascal Campbell Decayed Log with Viewing Windows for Zoo Exhibit by Mike Vernelson Make Your Own Custom Tree Limb by George Roof Artificial Tree with Root System for Zoo Exhibit by Mike Vernelson Creating a Cornfield Habitat by John Creating Dry, Cracked Dirt by Cole Cruickshank Simple Water Splash Bases by Craig Wyrick Rock Waterfall for Outdoor Pool by Mike Vernelson Artificial Rock from Mix and Painting by Ole Shanke Making a Simple Rock Mold with Silicone Caulk by Joshua Knuth Building a Wooden Base by Born2Shoot Making a Rock Base for Large Mounts by Lance Murphy Wall Hanging Rock Base for Mt. Goat by Justin Pohl Wildlife Artwork and Crafts Giving Eyes Life, How I Draw Eyes by Gina How to Make A Dream Catcher by Lisa Martin Miscellaneous How to "Skin" and "Mount" a Madagascan Giant Hissing cockroach by Gabe R. aka Lizardfeathers How to do Bunny Ears with Shoelaces by Paul Thompson Forum Operations How to Add a Photo to a Post by Ken Edwards How to Create and Upload Your Own Avatar by Ken Edwards How to Reduce a Photo for the Web by Ken Edwards How to Add a Photo to a Post Using Photobucket by Uncle Harley Easy Picture Posting Using Tinypic.com by Rhasputin Add Your Favorite Tutorial to This List If you notice a topic in another category that you think would be a good addition to the Tutorial category, please feel free to nominate it for the Tutorial Category by clicking on the "Report to Moderator" link in the lower right corner of the post you wish to nominate and adding "Nomination for Tutorial Category" in the comments section. Don't be afraid to blow your own horn. If you have submitted a tutorial in another category, please let us know so we can include it here. The taxidermy discussion categories will eventually be pruned of older posts, so moving the informational topics to this category will help to protect them for future reference. I would like to extend a special thank you to Lisa Martin of Rifle Pines Taxidermy for her invaluable assistance in bringing this new category to fruition.