What's on your work bench?

Discussion in 'Taxidermy' started by ryan-b, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. ryan-b

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    Again, you knocked it out of the park! Thanks again for the detailed hard work Ryan! Looking great on the wall and has huge sentimental value. With time I’ll get the even huger one to ya, just gotta wait for somewhat of a return to normalcy in my life!
     
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    Big male lake michigan walleye B7D8C052-839D-4BC5-B268-A6322A7602F2.jpeg
     
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    Replica pumpkin AEBF886A-3E07-4A5D-A8DF-4059316047A9.jpeg skinmount smallie 174DEBAC-FEBA-42B4-AFF8-A62515E5327C.jpeg silvery replica brown C282F07F-64C1-4D2B-B255-1936EEA03208.jpeg Big headed river brown I’m finishing. 640C118E-6021-4984-BB73-058B3740BF36.jpeg
     
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    Tired of workin on browns
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    I agree. Should probably work on a walleye to break the monotony :D
     
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    Got a bunch of them on deck, and kings and steelhead, and lakers, and perch. I can only work on them at night as I have a regular 6 am-4pm job. Soon as I get my insane backlog out the door I’ll be done doing commercial work! Thank god!
     
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    the covid shut down then myself, wife and daughter getting it in august and being in quarantine for a month helped nothing either! I’m ready for 2020 to be over
     
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    First day I have seen this thread.
    Painting talents are very good, Nice job all.
     
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    dang Ryan - so you’re telling me if I ever end up with another unicorn I won’t be able to send your way!?! :)

    also - great looking work here as always. Glad you got thru the COVID thing, hopefully it wasn’t too rough on you and your family!
     
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    Got my sense of taste back about 2.5-3 weeks ago. Smell still isn’t great. We tested positive in august.
     
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    Dang man. Well I hope the smell improves soon as well for ya!
     
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    Hey Ryan, are you still doing/taking in mounts? I know you do great work but I wanted to check quick and make sure things were still good with your health/business before I contact you about doing a fish for me. I have a friend that was told 6 months and its going on 2 years now with no responses and I have heard this from others to. Just wanted to check for myself and clear this up. Thanks.
     
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    I’m not taking in new stuff. Only working on my never ending back log. Between going back to a regular full time job last summer,only working in the shop at night and on weekends, the covid lock down, supply hold ups and myself, wife and youngest daughter being in a month long quarantine in august and September after getting covid, it’s been a up hill battle to try and get caught up. I refuse to drop my quality down in order to just simply get something out the door. However, with that said due to the amount of effort that goes into each fish I’m only able to get around one completed every two weeks or so depending on the species.
    would be more then happy to refer you to another taxidermist depending on species. Most of them though are between 25-30 per inch and 1.5-2.5 years out.
     
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    Sounds like its ti.e to raise your prices. :)