No announcement yet.

Help !!!!!!

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Help !!!!!!

    now this may sound wierd so those of you who who have a sick stomach or are overly dramatic please go to another thread.... i rarely hunt, and a friend of my dad's brought me a deer tail fresh off the sucker . I don't know how I can preserve it so i can use it for making a roach , it's a mighty big one and another 3 maybe more and I could make a good 18 inch roach inside and out. I just need you guys to help me out here, the tail is in the freezer , and now i'm going to see if can help me.


    'i believe I can fly'
    Rob Young

  • #2
    You take a nice sharp knife and split it open from bottom to top and the pull it off the meat and bone. Then tack it open on a board stretching it as you go. Now if there is any meat or fat or anything left you need to scrap it off and let it dry out. This basically turn it into rawhide with the hair still attached.

    "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." Pablo Picasso

    "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift...that is why is it called the Present." Master Oogway - KungFu Panda

    My comments are based on what I have been taught and my experiences over the years I have been around the circle. They should in no way be taken as gospel truths and are merely my opinions or attempts at passing on what I have learned while still learning more.


    • #3

      thanks alot . also I thought I might share a little trick I've done with my deer tails . it'as a trick my dad learned in his fly tying skills( my dad fly fishes) when you get the tail and the thing is dry and such find the darker area where the white hair meets the dark and cut it along that line


      'i believe I can fly'
      Rob Young


      • #4

        What powwowbum said, in slitting the underside of the tail from the base to the tip, pulling it off the bone, and tacking it fur side down to a board. I then put borax or salt over the flesh and it helps speed up the drying a little. Should take about two weeks. I wash and comb out the the hair afterwards, being careful not to re-wet the hide too much, then dry it again. That's a great tip too, in cutting off only the section of white hair, is to cut with an exacto blade or knife along the dark/light line on the flesh side.

        ps .org, not .net


        • #5
          After you do what the outher threads suggested, I heard of using cedar chips, or what I did was use coco chips to dry it out with, it will decrease the smell a bit, just a tip.


          Join the online community forum celebrating Native American Culture, Pow Wows, tribes, music, art, and history.

          Related Topics


          • MAROONDANCER
            Straightening up
            by MAROONDANCER
            quick question . How do you straighten porky hair ? I need to get some straightened real quick.


            Rob young
            04-15-2004, 04:05 PM
          • Guest's Avatar
            Hair Roach construction
            by Guest
            Hi Again,

            I am making a hair roach from a kit that I got from Crazy Crow. The instructions which came with the kit are very vague in a couple of places. The procedure for pinning and sewing the hair cord to the base is my problem. I asked Crazy Crow to clairify and all I got from them...
            05-11-2002, 12:30 AM
          • MAROONDANCER
            bleaching deer hair
            by MAROONDANCER
            does any one knbow how to bleach deer tails to get rid of the yellow spots on them , just got a couple for a roach and , they have yellow spot's I'd like to remove .

            also , does any one know how to clean porky hair , I'm working with some that tends to stick together....
            03-21-2004, 07:29 PM
          • Mud_Woman
            this is priceless . . . lmao
            by Mud_Woman
            All hair removal methods have tricked women with their promises of easy, painless removal - The Epilady, scissors, razors, Nair and now...the wax. Read on.........

            My night began as any other normal weeknight.

            Come home, fix dinner, play with the kids.

            11-18-2008, 09:50 PM
          • Black Eagle
            by Black Eagle
            I made a roach a few years ago, and from the porky hair I started with, I had a bunch left over. I gave that roach to a friend and now I am starting on a new one. I bought a bunch more porky hair and had the leftovers from my last project shipped to me from my home in VA. Well, when I opened the...
            01-19-2002, 04:05 AM



          There are no results that meet this criteria.

          Sidebar Ad