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Fortune Tailer Instructions


The Fortune Tailer I for Half-Struts


The Fortune Tailer II for 3/4-Struts


The Fortune Tailer III for Standing Poses


The Fortune Tailer IV for Standing Pheasants


The Fortune Tailer is offered for 4 positions. This mold will set the tail feathers in the correct position for turkey tail positions. Simply set the feathers, apply Bondo and you're set.


Instructions:


  • Wash and dry tail as you normally would.


     
  • Lay out the tail (1/2 circle) and tape secondary feathers to themselves.


     
  • Place a small piece of plastic on your work surface (a split sandwich bag works great for this).


     
  • Put Bondo on the plastic and then the tail feather quills on top of the Bondo.


     
  • Put another glob of Bondo on the top of the quills and top this with some excess plastic.


     
  • Sandwich the Bondo'ed quills between the plastic.


     
  • Elevate the Bondo'ed quills and plastic to a 3" height.


     
  • Place each tail feather in its slot on the Fortune Tailer.


     
  • After Bondo has firmed, remove plastic and carve off the excess Bondo.


     
  • Turn the tail over and Bondo a 14 gauge, horseshoe shaped wire to the bottom of the hardened Bondo.

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