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Offline wolfshadow

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More snake skins questions
« on: May 31, 2021, 10:26:10 PM »
Snake is skinned, membrane removed, drying in my shed. It is wider than the 6 inch board I tacked it to. It was 5 ft long, so it will cover the bow in one piece. If I cut the pretty part out of the center, I will waste a lot of skin. If I split it down the middle I could back 2 bows, but the skins would not be symmetrical. What
do you advise?

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Re: More snake skins questions
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2021, 11:01:44 PM »
Your skin -- your choice.  I LIKE the center, and I could find things to make with the side strips; but that's me.
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Re: More snake skins questions
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2021, 05:23:56 AM »
X's 2 what Ken said...

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Re: More snake skins questions
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2021, 09:07:24 AM »
x3 what roy said ken said

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Re: More snake skins questions
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2021, 07:59:03 PM »
X4 what Max said Roy said Ken said

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Re: More snake skins questions
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2021, 09:45:50 AM »
I am different, I always split them, my bows are always around 64" and narrow, the side patterns look just fine on my bows. I shift the skin when I glue it on to center the chevrons down the middle as much as I can.

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Re: More snake skins questions
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2021, 10:22:24 AM »
Timber rattlers are one of the few snake skins you can split down the middle and still have a cool pattern on the limbs.
 
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