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Guide to Taxidermy.

Author: Charles K Reed; Chester A Reed
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2011.
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Here in one comprehensive source are all the age-old instructions for correctly mounting all kinds of game, from birds and deer to fish and beyond. The Complete Guide to Traditional Taxidermy will show you the pleasure of performing taxidermy work for yourself and the profit to be gained in performing the art for others. The authors' thirty-five years of experience support every explanation and detailed instruction  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Reed, Charles K.
Guide to Taxidermy.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles K Reed; Chester A Reed
ISBN: 9781628732948 1628732946
OCLC Number: 855503848
Description: 1 online resource (236 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; PREFACE; TABLE OF CONTENTS; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; Read These Pages Before Doing Any Work; CHAPTER 1.-COLLECTING; Kind of Gun to Use; Handling a Gun; Caring for Specimens in the Field; Carrying Game; How to Shoot; Dogs; How to Find Birds; When to Find Birds; Caution; Keep a Record; Labelling a Specimen; Determination of Sex; CHAPTER 2.-BIRDS; Tools Necessary for Skinning; Skinning; Some Exceptional Cases; Skinning Game Birds; Mounting a Bird; Material Required; Wiring the Legs; Wiring the Tail; Pinning Wings; Putting Eyes in Birds; Finishing the Specimen. Making T PerchesSpreading a Bird's Wings; Long-necked Birds; In Fancy Attitudes; Mounting Collossal Birds; Relaxing Dried Skins; Making a Bird Skin; Cleaning the Feathers; Unusual Forms for Skins; Hanging "Dead Game" Birds; CHAPTER 3.-ANIMALS; Mounting; Skinning; Making the Body; Skinning Large Animals; Making the Manikin; Exceptional Cases; Covering the Manikin; Putting on the Skin; CHAPTER -4.-MOUNTING HEADS; Skinning; Cleaning the Skull; Cleaning the Scalp; Making the Form; Relaxing a Deer Scalp; Putting Scalp on Form; Finishing; Mounting Other Heads; Open Mouths; Bird Heads. CHAPTER 5.-TANNING SKINS RUGWORK; Preparing a Skin; Mounting the Head; Stretching; Lining; CHAPTER 6-MOUNTING FISH; Preserving; Skinning; Making the Form; Putting on the Skin; Painting; Mounting Large Fish; CHAPTER 7.-MOUNTING REPTILES; Skinning; Mounting; Another Method; CHAPTER 8.-COLLECTING AND MOUNTING INSECTS; Collecting; Killing Insects; Mounting; Caterpillars and Worms; CHAPTER 9.-COLLECTING AND PREPARING EGGS; Collecting; Blowing; Displaying; CHAPTER 10.-TOOLS AND MATERIALS; CHAPTER 11.-SIZES AND COLORS OF EYES; WIRE; CHAPTER 12.-STUMPS, ROCKWORK AND FOLIAGE. Chapter 13.-prices for mounting specimenschapter 14.-list of n. a. birds; index.

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Here in one comprehensive source are all the age-old instructions for correctly mounting all kinds of game, from birds and deer to fish and beyond. The Complete Guide to Traditional Taxidermy will show you the pleasure of performing taxidermy work for yourself and the profit to be gained in performing the art for others. The authors' thirty-five years of experience support every explanation and detailed instruction as they break down what it takes to be a collector, properly use the tools of the trade, and clean, skin, and mount a wide variety of game. Inside are all th.

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