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Forum: Taxidermy
09-22-2008, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,513
Posted By Ozwalt

RE: Buck mounted, neck shrunk?

Good catch Cole. I knew there was something I left out. Every taxidermist can tell stories of customers coming in and saying "I remember him being bigger". I did a reproduction trout for a guy last...
Forum: Taxidermy
09-22-2008, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,100
Posted By Ozwalt

RE: Cleaning skull and antlers

If it's already been picked over by the bugs, then the first step is degreasing. Big bucket outside with the hottest tap water you've got and a ton of Dawn detergent. Squirt the Dawn all over the...
Forum: Taxidermy
09-22-2008, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,513
Posted By Ozwalt

RE: Buck mounted, neck shrunk?

When new customers come in the shop, that's a common complaint I hear about competitors. Can't tell you for sure what happened in your case, but here are some possibilities.

(1) The worst...
Forum: Taxidermy
07-31-2008, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,961
Posted By Ozwalt

RE: Quick Question.

I actually "over-trim" the skull plate a bit, so if I set it on the wood, it's sitting too low. I spray the inside of the skull plate with Rem Oil, plop a great big ball of mache onto the wood and...
Forum: Taxidermy
07-30-2008, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,961
Posted By Ozwalt

RE: Quick Question.

Amazing but true. Plenty oflow-cost taxidermists in my area basically use wooden shims or tongue depressors to level the antlers, so there's basically nothing but air inside that skull plate. I use...
Forum: Taxidermy
07-30-2008, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,961
Posted By Ozwalt

RE: Quick Question.

Assuming the cracking you're seeing is lips, nose, and eye orbit tissue. Those are areas where you'll find stuff other than just skin -- potter's clay, epoxy putty, paints, glosses, etc. Dried...
Forum: Taxidermy
07-29-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,961
Posted By Ozwalt

RE: 8 point horns loose!

ex43,

That is potentially true, so let me clarify just a bit. When I attach antlers, I put them on a bed of paper mache, so even if the skull plate were to crack, adding additional screws...
Forum: Taxidermy
07-29-2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,961
Posted By Ozwalt

RE: 8 point horns loose!

I just registered to have the opportunity to answer this question. Everyone's making this too difficult.

The skull plate issitting on a piece of lumber embedded in the mount's head. To attach it...
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