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#3219822 - 04/11/13 07:34 PM Re: Reassembled tail fan [Re: catman529]
Gravey
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
 Originally Posted By: Gravey
You lost me with gluing three layers to cardboard. What needed gluing? Borax will dry it out stiff and no need to glue anything on the fan. Maybe I just missed something. Looks good either way.
I cut the feathers off at the base and glued the feathers onto cardboard at the base. There were 3 layers of feathers, 2 glued to cardboard and 1 still attached to the skin (dried out). Glued all 3 layers together.

Do you leave the cardboard on it after it dries out? I have a board with 2 nails in it and I just put the fan on it and the nails keep it open. Pour borax on it and leave for a week. Flip the fan over and repeat.
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#3219835 - 04/11/13 07:41 PM Re: Reassembled tail fan [Re: JCDEERMAN]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: JCDEERMAN
 Originally Posted By: catman529
 Originally Posted By: Gravey
You lost me with gluing three layers to cardboard. What needed gluing? Borax will dry it out stiff and no need to glue anything on the fan. Maybe I just missed something. Looks good either way.
I cut the feathers off at the base and glued the feathers onto cardboard at the base. There were 3 layers of feathers, 2 glued to cardboard and 1 still attached to the skin (dried out). Glued all 3 layers together.


Looks good Catman. I get cardboard as well, but I spread the fan, then just use push pens into the cardboard to where the fan can't fold back together. Salt and give time to dry. Good looking fan
that's how I normally do it, but this way was quicker (doesn't take a week to dry) and I can arrange the feathers just how I like them.
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#3219842 - 04/11/13 07:44 PM Re: Reassembled tail fan [Re: Gravey]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: Gravey
 Originally Posted By: catman529
 Originally Posted By: Gravey
You lost me with gluing three layers to cardboard. What needed gluing? Borax will dry it out stiff and no need to glue anything on the fan. Maybe I just missed something. Looks good either way.
I cut the feathers off at the base and glued the feathers onto cardboard at the base. There were 3 layers of feathers, 2 glued to cardboard and 1 still attached to the skin (dried out). Glued all 3 layers together.

Do you leave the cardboard on it after it dries out? I have a board with 2 nails in it and I just put the fan on it and the nails keep it open. Pour borax on it and leave for a week. Flip the fan over and repeat.
no the feathers are glued to the cardboard, if I removed it then the fan would fall apart. This isn't like usual where you just salt and dry the fan. I am actually removing most of the fleshy part (the base of the tail) and the only skin that has to be dried is the little bit of skin with those shiny hackle feathers attached (only took a sunny afternoon for that to dry with borax) the big feathers are cut off at the base and glued onto the cardboard which holds the shape of the fan.
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#3219989 - 04/11/13 10:41 PM Re: Reassembled tail fan [Re: catman529]
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Cool! Looks Great!!
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#3220079 - 04/12/13 06:31 AM Re: Reassembled tail fan [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
 Originally Posted By: Gravey
 Originally Posted By: catman529
 Originally Posted By: Gravey
You lost me with gluing three layers to cardboard. What needed gluing? Borax will dry it out stiff and no need to glue anything on the fan. Maybe I just missed something. Looks good either way.
I cut the feathers off at the base and glued the feathers onto cardboard at the base. There were 3 layers of feathers, 2 glued to cardboard and 1 still attached to the skin (dried out). Glued all 3 layers together.

Do you leave the cardboard on it after it dries out? I have a board with 2 nails in it and I just put the fan on it and the nails keep it open. Pour borax on it and leave for a week. Flip the fan over and repeat.
no the feathers are glued to the cardboard, if I removed it then the fan would fall apart. This isn't like usual where you just salt and dry the fan. I am actually removing most of the fleshy part (the base of the tail) and the only skin that has to be dried is the little bit of skin with those shiny hackle feathers attached (only took a sunny afternoon for that to dry with borax) the big feathers are cut off at the base and glued onto the cardboard which holds the shape of the fan.

Gotcha \:\)
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#3220159 - 04/12/13 08:13 AM Re: Reassembled tail fan [Re: Gravey]
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nice i love messing with the fans there beautiful
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#3220191 - 04/12/13 08:42 AM Re: Reassembled tail fan [Re: spitndrum]
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Very nice
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#3220210 - 04/12/13 08:56 AM Re: Reassembled tail fan [Re: Recoil]
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looks great!
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#3221070 - 04/13/13 01:03 PM Re: Reassembled tail fan [Re: PinchPoint]
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could you take a picture of the back side and showing the cardboard?
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