Been spending some time getting the office organized. With the reactivation of the shipping department, the move into a new armory, and opening up an online store; It’s been a busy 3 years.
So what gives? How does a European Skull Mount for a pig factor into that? Simple. We have some mounts that have been in storage for 3 years. Time to freshen up the place. But this brings up a slightly disappointing memory.
I had a local taxidermist do a European Skull mount for my largest pig. A 230lb boar. And while the mount looks impressive at a distance, I know there are problems.
The wood plaque is cheap. Has extraneous holes drilled in it that aren’t even centered. The nail hard point on the back isn’t centered. The skull is mounted by a cheap Harbor Freight nut & bolt. And the injury of all injuries…the jaw & skull of the pig mount fell apart. And….and….some of the teeth fell out!
So during the move we re-epoxied everything and literally reassembled the mount. Sucks. Am I mad? No. Disappointed? Yes. Will I use that taxidermist ever again? No. Did I tell the taxidermist everything that was goofy with his work and settle the score?
Nope. Moved on. Perhaps this is normal fare with taxidermists? And if so, it’s not my job to tell him how to conduct his business or do his job. I just wrote him off.
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