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boiling tophy stags
May 19th, 2014 at 2:31am
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any ideas where ide track down a big pot or steel container for boiling down stag heads im based in Geraldine and havnt managed to find something ideal also any ideas on other rigs for boiling down skulls
  
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Reply #1 - May 19th, 2014 at 2:46am
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Get one of the old kero tins and cut out one side. Just the right size and shape. I put old hosepipe, split lengthways, around the cut edges to protect the antlers from the tin.
  

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Reply #2 - May 19th, 2014 at 3:54am
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sounds like a good idea what does your setup look like care to post up a pic?
  
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Reply #3 - May 19th, 2014 at 9:06am
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Finding one of those kero tins lying around like find a bit of gold. Everything in plastic containers or round 20 litre tins (good for tahr heads) . I have to 'borrow' a mates one every year to boil out stag heads!
A few beers to someone if they have a spare in my local area!! Otherwise Royal Twelve, usually someone in your local NZDA branch should have one or two? Good luck.  Smiley
  
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Reply #4 - May 19th, 2014 at 9:50am
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We usually use a 20 litre stainless bucket purchased from local Mitre 10.  Cost less than $40
  
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royal twelve wrote on May 19th, 2014 at 3:54am:
sounds like a good idea what does your setup look like care to post up a pic?




Cast iron gas ring for heat. Works well. (Too well, I seem to end up doing a few for others.  Smiley)

Kero tins pop up in 2nd hand stores from time to time. Worth watching for and grabbing a couple. The Warehouse has large stockpots that work well but aren't big enough for entire red stag skulls.
  

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Reply #6 - May 20th, 2014 at 12:19am
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Second hand stores are goldmines for this sort of stuff, but Bunnings seem to have decent size steel buckets, im going to go have a hunt for one this week as the old man might lose lolly if i pilfer his one which i usually use.

Hunting and Fishing have big ones but i think there about a hundred bucks.
  
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Reply #7 - May 20th, 2014 at 12:46am
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thats a great set up Oscar.
i got a big stainless stock pot on sale from briscoes. its fine for sika, fallow and reds(just) but sambar are a bit big for it.
was about $40 from memory.
  
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Reply #8 - May 20th, 2014 at 1:12am
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One piece of advice i will offer is whatever you do - DO NOT get caught using the mrs flash new stock pot.

You will suffer a most untimely demise.
  
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Reply #10 - May 20th, 2014 at 3:35am
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Oscar wrote on May 19th, 2014 at 9:58am:
royal twelve wrote on May 19th, 2014 at 3:54am:
sounds like a good idea what does your setup look like care to post up a pic?




Cast iron gas ring for heat. Works well. (Too well, I seem to end up doing a few for others.  Smiley)

Kero tins pop up in 2nd hand stores from time to time. Worth watching for and grabbing a couple. The Warehouse has large stockpots that work well but aren't big enough for entire red stag skulls.

actually oscar,,would like a peep at the rest of the head,,good brows
  

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Reply #11 - May 20th, 2014 at 5:31am
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yes, poor form Oscar! partial antler displays are not on.
  
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Re: boiling tophy stags
Reply #12 - May 21st, 2014 at 7:50am
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Some fence stains come in a 10l metal bucket, about the same size as a large stock pot. Try your local painter decorator. Mine was in the skip at work.
Before that I used a 33gal oil drum cut in half, it was a bit big for the little Sika that I shoot but would be ideal for reds. Your local mechanic should have a few old ones?
  

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Reply #13 - May 21st, 2014 at 8:02am
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I picked one up from mitre 10 a stainless bucket was about 40 bucks, similar to the ones DOC have in their huts from time to time
  

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Re: boiling tophy stags
Reply #14 - May 21st, 2014 at 8:08am
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does the stainless bucket work alright? handle the heat?
  
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