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Bad European Skull Mount
I had to re-epoxy this whole thing.

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. 

Bad European Skull Mount
Here’s the Harbor Freight nut. Would be OK with me if everything else was Kosher. But looking at the rest of the nonsense, I don’t know what to think about this? Normal? Or hillbilly / ghetto?

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. 

Bad European Skull Mount
And the holes aren’t even centered? What in the hell were they trying to do?

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!

WTF? 

Bad European Skull Mount
Here’s the back. Look how obviously out of square everything is? Note: I blocked the maker’s tag.

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? 

Bad European Skull Mount
I had to re-epoxy this whole thing.

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. 

 

 

Sincerely, 

Marky

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