whitetail foot thermometor - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-26-2014, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: 2D
Posts: 626
Back To Top
whitetail foot thermometor

Ok so I'm going old school. I have 4 feet off a doe I shot they are blazed white really nicely. I'm going to do 2 foot thermometers and a 2 foot rack. What is the best way of curing and preserving the hide without sending it to a tanner? I've been taught to use alcohol and terpintine to CURE small hides. Also where is the best place to order foot forms and thermometer supplies. I have Mackenzie, van dykes, and wasco catalogues all offer materials but I'm looking for experienced taxidermist opinions. Thanks

Greed leads to stupidity, and stupidy leads to complete and total failure. ~G. Bish
Dayton_Boy13 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-26-2014, 09:33 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 649
Back To Top
Re: whitetail foot thermometor

Freeze dry them and all three companies you mentioned are one owned by Mckenzie!
JoeSimmons is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-26-2014, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
Frequent Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: 2D
Posts: 626
Back To Top
Re: whitetail foot thermometor

Thanks but freeze drying will not cure the hide. If by some sort of reason it were to get wet or draw damp the hide would rot. Yes I kinda thought that about the catalogues, but some items that others don't. Wasco has a thermometer kit. The other two you can buy components. Seems weird to me. Thanks

Greed leads to stupidity, and stupidy leads to complete and total failure. ~G. Bish
Dayton_Boy13 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-26-2014, 11:32 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 649
Back To Top
Re: whitetail foot thermometor

A tanned hide will rot also If it becomes wet or draws moisture, not sure where you plan on putting these, but hopefully not somewhere that they are going to be drawing moisture! I freeze deer feet all the time with no issues of dampness!
JoeSimmons is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome