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    Cool Roe skull

    Hi after getting a nice roe buck i decided to have a go at a trophy mount.
    (this is the first 1 i've done too )

    Started off with skinning the head and boiling it out - using a large pot and the camping stove
    Boiled it for around 40 minutes then removed it from the pan and cleaned it off completely.
    Cut the skull with the hacksaw you can see in the boiling pic.
    Finally bleaching the skull with some 40% vol peroxide cream i got from chrisc in the sales section .

    The skull is still bleaching so will have to update the thread when its fully bleached and mounted

    How do you think i've done for my first attempt??

    Cheers
    Daz
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Bleaching.jpg   Cleaned.jpg   Boiling.jpg  
    Last edited by DazT; 05-07-2012 at 13:12.
    "Smoke me a kipper - i'll be back for breakfast"

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    ooops looks like i've put this thread in the wrong place!
    Should have been in the trophy prep section .... sorry

    Daz
    "Smoke me a kipper - i'll be back for breakfast"

  3. #3
    Youve done OK, but a couple of things you will find its easier to cut the skull before you boil, boiling softens the bone and its easy to break it, also a hacksaw is not the best tool for the job teeth are to fine,an ordinary wood saw makes a better job.

    You will find it gets easier with each one you do.

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    Cheers! I'm just wondering now how long to leave the peroxide on??
    As its 40% vol i don't want to leave it for too long.

    Thanks
    Daz
    "Smoke me a kipper - i'll be back for breakfast"

  5. #5
    I leave skulls soaked in 30% for 18-24hrs or so, not longer, 40% I'd probably stop after 12hrs and see how it's going

  6. #6
    Nice 1 - cheers!
    Would you rinse it off after 12 hrs?
    Daz
    "Smoke me a kipper - i'll be back for breakfast"

  7. #7
    40% should not take that long, using 40% I don't use cotton wool or paper towels I use a a bath Tupperware container that will hold a skull tight enough to keep the antlers out of the peroxide, dip time depends on the age and how white the skull is already but 3-4 hours is usually enough.

    Oh and you can reuse the peroxide , just get a container for it keep it separate from the stuff you have not used
    Need quite a bit to dip a skull but you will find it works several times 12 to 20 times from the same lot so can be more economical in the long run.

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    Thanks for the info mate - i've painted it with the cream so i'll give it a rinse after 4 hrs.
    Can i bleach it again if it hasn't done the job the first time??
    Thanks
    Daz
    "Smoke me a kipper - i'll be back for breakfast"

  9. #9
    You have Boiled it quite a long time RS so i would not leave in bleach to long or the scull will open and be very fragile. Not a bad first attempt.

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    Thanks - i'll give it til 4:15pm and i'll give it a rinse
    Cheers
    Daz
    "Smoke me a kipper - i'll be back for breakfast"

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